About Joan Colomer

Artist Joan Colomer works mostly in oil. His landscapes are powerful and dramatic due to their scale and the use of strong colour. His subject matter tends toward sunlit panoramic vistas as well as seascapes.

Born in San Feliu De Pallerols, near Olol in the Catalonia region of Spain, in 1965, Colomer was intimately shaped by the pastoral countryside of deep forests and rolling hills that lent its name to the Olotina Landscape School, founded by painter Joaquim Vayreda over one hundred and twenty five years ago.

Joan Colomer painted steadily, mastering complicated techniques quickly, interrupting his rapid progress only to attend university in Barcelona. After receiving his degree in philosophy and liberal arts, Colomer based himself in Madrid and travelled extensively to study masterpieces in the world’s greatest museums. Colomer ardently studied the styles of master painters while painting and intensively developing his own. In 1990 he married and continued his studies in Madrid at the Municipal School of Beaux Arts. Soon after, he started exhibiting work in both Barcelona and Madrid. In 1993 Colomer moved to the countryside where he currently resides with his wife and two children.