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"Neil Young" Portrait Hi Colin,For someone that has dabbled in the arts and has made a career from being creative, I couldn't think of a more fitting gift for my brothers 40th birthday. Having personally been a great admirer of your work for sometime, I knew I could have full confidence in you to deliver an exceptional painting.What I wasn't prepared for was the stirring emotions created from the life and movement on the canvas that no photograph could ever capture. I'm very proud to own a Colin Staples Original, my only regret is only seeing it on weekends... I look forward to hanging one on my own wall soon.Kind RegardsDavid Thompson

Mr. Alex HeidtWashington DCUSAI have purchased several paintings, as well as have commissioned work with Colin. Each masterpiece I own of Colin’s is more special than the last. He is truly a gifted artist, and honorable man.Art should move a viewer emotional, spiritually, and/or intellectually. Colin accomplishes this at every level.When I was first introduced to Colin’s art, I was transfixed by his use of color to enhance his use of light. As you gaze at the paintings and the textures, flow and movement come alive you actually find yourself feeling the art instead of merely looking at it. His art truly touches your soul.I plan on being a collector of his work for a very long time. Thank you Colin.Alex H.

Simon PeekeHampton, Melbourne AustraliaHaving the pleasure of owning one of Colin's paintings and seeing how his style has evolved over many years I must say I am thrilled to see the depth of his current works.Colin's painting has pride of place on our wall and there is not a visitor to our home that does not make comment on how striking and thought inspiring the painting is.I am looking forward to seeing where he goes next with his painting and also hope he continues to explore his sculpting talents.Simon PeekeHampton, Australia

Dr. Frank and Mrs. Dominique WallaceUniversal City, TX 78148USARE: Letter of Recommendation for Colin StaplesNovember 2, 2013It is with distinct pleasure that we present this letter of recommendation for Colin Staples. We werefirst introduced to the works of Mr. Staples through an artist group on social media. Our initialimpression could be characterized as Mr. Staples being able to creat a fresh bold presentation ofsubject matter that gracefully captures a subject's essential nature in a vitalized manner. We wereintrigued with the colour and application techniques used by Mr. Staples that was further amplified ineach painting.We had the wonderful pleasure of working with Mr. Staples after the passing of Dominiques Mother,Claudine. Mr. Staples employs a collaborative approach with each commission to determine whatessential elements are desired by the client to be captured in best presenting a work. Throughout the entire process. Mr. Staples allowed us to view his progress to ensure the results were mirroring ourimagined representaton. Mr.Staples never once dictated his preference and was vey receptive to anyclient input. The final product of Claudine's portrait was very powerful and beyond words or accolades.The portrait fills our lives with wonderful reminders of an incredible person living an incredible life. We will forever treasure the portrait completed by Mr. Staples.Without any reservation, we highly attest to the incredible artistic instinct and skills of Mr. Staples. Hepossesses an ability to work in a wide range of mediums with highly developed skills, ranging frommodern to classical. This translates int resonating with an equally wde audience range. We considerMr. Staples both a treasured artist and friend.Respectfully and cordially,Dr. Frank and Mrs. Dominique Wallace