Colin Peile

Welcome to Colin Peile's Website

Thank you for taking the time to look at my paintings.  

My works primarily deal with social and environmental issues.  These issues are sometimes explored in explicit ways but are more often portrayed in subtle and whimsical ways.  Typically, I like my paintings to look pleasing to the eye from a distance but then when closer to raise issues for the viewer to think about.  You can find out more about my background and approach to painting under "About".  

My last solo exhibition "Colonization" was a fund raiser for Balaangala's Restoration/ (Pay the Rent) Fund.  It explored the impacts of colonisation on First Nations people in Australia and my own complicity as an old white man in the ongoing processes of colonisation. While most of the paintings have been sold, there are still few left which can be found under the orphans tab.

The Bee St group of painters who share my studio on Wednesdays have just had another very successful group showing around the theme of "Nostalgia".  Images of all my works from these and earlier solo and group exhibitions can be seen under "past exhibitions"

I am currently working on paintings for  a group exhibition of Artists involved in the Balaangala Community Group where the theme will be around "Caring for Country".  This exhibition should be in early 2024.  The Bee St group will also hold an exhibition in 2024 around the theme of "home" and "belonging".  I am also working on paintings with a focus on climate change.   A date for this Climate Change exhibition in 2024 is still to be determined but the plan is for it to be a fund raiser for a climate action group.

The "housed" tab shows painting I have sold over the years.  This includes commissions and other works that were not part of exhibitions.  If you have one of my paintings and it is not shown here I would greatly appreciate an image of the painting to improve this record.

The "orphans'' tab has paintings that are still for sale.  If you would like to contact about purchasing one of these, please contact me via email

For reproduction permission or commission enquiries please contact me  All works copyright Colin Peile

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