Colin Perini is a world-renowned Australian artist. The Colin Perini Gallery is in the popular tourist town of Mogo, close to Batemans Bay, NSW. He paints seascapes with a passion for peace and beauty. This stands out as the theme in all of his work. He has exhibited in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and New York Galleries. He has sold over 3500 paintings, seascapes and landscapes, and his work hangs in over 26 countries. Colin has worked full-time as an artist for over 35 years. Prior to painting seascapes and landscapes, he worked as a quick portrait artist for 16 years. You can still get a (beautiful) cartoon portrait from Colin at the Gallery.
View all artwork at the Colin Perini Gallery in the Clock Tower Arcade, Mogo NSW
Art available now – Updated 31 Dec 2014
1800 x 600mm – Acrylic on Canvas – $950
Perfect size for across the top of your bed, along the sideboard or above your TV.
I only Need Love- There is no end of things that can be collected and accumulated in this world. There are endless treasures that people seek and lust after. No amount of money will ever make me satisfied. My heart is a deep, deep river that can satisfy my every need, but only if I stop chasing shiny toys. This world offers constant distractions from my heart. I only need love because it comes from the heart. This is where all things of true value arise.
The Heart is True- What do you want? What do you really want? Ask your heart, the heart is true. Don’t ask your ego, your emotional, selfish self, ask your heart. The heart will guide you true on a path that is perfectly suited to you. It is not the common path, it is not a path that has been trodden before, it is yours and yours alone. The heart is true, listen to it.
My heart smiles – Life is an emotional roller coaster. There are unpredictable turns and unexpected twists. Life is a rocky road with many surprises. It rises up and over hills and sometimes drops through dark valleys. But the sun always shines, even if its behind the clouds or on the other side of the world. It never stops its radiance pouring down to nourish life on earth. Your heart is like that. It smiles, regardless of the situation you are experiencing. Regardless of your own doubts and dreads, your heart smiles. Whenever in doubt, slow down, sit quietly and let its smile warm your troubles away.
The Stillness lures me on – The silence of open spaces draws me into her embrace. My eyes lose their focus and my mind rests in the perfectly balanced moment. But the stillness lures me on. There is still a track to follow, a new day beckoning, the call of the unknown. I hear it’s sweet call, even in the silence.
1200 x 900mm – Acrylic on Canvas – $850
The Peace in my Heart – The peace in my heart is a silent stream on a summers day. it is a cool breeze on a quiet sea. It is a soothing word on a stormy night. It is a shower of rain in the arid desert. The peace in my heart never leaves me. I often forget that is presence and get lost in the humdrum of daily life. But it never leaves me. All I have to do is be the peace to feel the peace.
My Summer Dreams – No matter how dark the storm that passes over my head or how grim the moment seems, I always have my summer dreams. I remember the happy times with those I love and I look forward to more to come. I know that the sun will always shine brightly again, these are my summer dreams. My heart is my friend and will always tend me towards the fulfilment of my summer dreams.
Simplicity and Peace – There can be no peace in the heart when there is chaos in the mind. Peace cannot overcome confusion, it can only be there in place of confusion. Peace is a choice, it is a choice to stop worrying, stop panicking and to stop rushing. Simplicity is a choice, a choice to stop searching outside for the answers. You can’t buy peace and simplicity, you can only prepare a place for it. Then it’s up to you to choose whether to enjoy it or lose it. Nature can appear to be a chaotic clash or a harmonic whole, it all depends upon the way you look at it. Do the world a favour and prepare the way simplicity and peace.
Way to my Heart – The way to my heart is simple. Sit still and listen to my intuition. The way to my heart is always open but I choose to ignore it by focussing too much on the outside world and all of its superficial distractions. The way to my heart is the way to hear my intuition, that reliable and soft guidance system that is a forgotten part of myself. I need to remember the simple way to my heart more often so that I can remember what I am.
Cosy Heart – It’s never cold inside. You are never alone in this harsh and unpredictable world. There is always a place in your heart where you can rest and refresh before you turn back out and face your world again. Your cosy inner world is your point of zero, your reference point, your point of sanity. Your cosy heart is the centre of your existence, the heart of your life. Whenever you are in doubt, turn to your heart and ask your intuition for guidance. It’s you anyway, so it’s not going to deny you!
1800 x 900mm – Acrylic on Canvas – $1375
Delights in my life – Hurry causes blindness. Rushing here and there with music blaring and city noises swamping you, causes deafness. Your life is immersed in wonder but unless you take the time to appreciate what you already have, you will never know about it. There is an uncountable number of delights in your life. There are sunsets and skies, hills and mountains. There is love and happiness, laughter and joy. There is colour and sparkle, thrills and surprises. All of these things surround you, but only if you are not lost in the din of a frantic mind.
Path to my Heart – There is a simple path to my heart but I often forget about it. Instead I choose to take the track littered with obstacles and limitations. I choose to listen to the wild meanderings of my undisciplined ego, instead of to the sweet sound of my own intuition. How odd that I should repeatedly and unnecessarily make my life more difficult. I must take the time for quietness and listen to my heart more often. The path to my heart is a path of peace. It’s easy to find but first, I must be at peace to find it. This is the path I desire to follow. It’s a simple matter of choice.
Pastel Brilliance – The clarity of honesty and truth outshines the most colourful and glitzy lie. This world is full of dark alleyways with misleading directions, written by corporations and institutions that would take away your freedom. Your own heart is a pastel brilliance, a simple elegance that cuts through the tangled and twisted deceits that surround society. Your own intuition is the simple answer to a complicated world. Ask your own pastel brilliance about it.