BIO & STATEMENT
Colin Heywood, an East London-born Brit who now calls West Chelsea (NY) his home, has evolved decade-by-decade from global financier in the ‘90s, to Greenwich Village boutique owner and designer in the early 2000’s, to gifted artist in the present day.
Following a successful career in finance in London during the 1990s, Mr. Heywood moved to the United States later in the decade, when he imported rare signed French and English furniture from the 18th century. His rapid success in creating a U.S. center for fine home furnishings led him to founding The Bathroom, a luxury bath and beauty boutique in New York’s West Village, in 2000. Heywood helped pioneer the western end of Bleecker Street into the shopping destination it has become today. His boutique evolved into a must-stop destination – known for its luxurious assortment of hard-to-find bath and beauty products and accessories.
After more than a decade, Mr. Heywood decided to wrap up his retail adventure last year to concentrate full time on his creative endeavors – particularly set design and production, art curation (curating a spectacular showing earlier this year of photographer Bert Stern’s photos from the Last Sitting with Marilyn Monroe), as well as his true artistic love -- pencil and pastel drawing.
Over the past several years, largely through self-training and his own creative intuition, Mr. Heywood has developed a fluid style of drawing unlike any other. He says he is influenced in part from Picasso, Cezanne, Leonor Fini, Gauguin and Matisse, but his work truly stands alone in its uniqueness and its captivating spirit and simplicity. Select pieces from Mr. Heywood’s premier collection are now available for purchase for the very first time and available through the Torche Galerie.
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