Colin Williams was born in 1941. He studied medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College and qualified in 1963. He was a consultant surgeon at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals from 1973 until 2000. Williams started painting around 1980; he attended various courses but is largely self-taught. He has had paintings accepted into the Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Open exhibitions. His first solo exhibition was with Samuel Robson Fine Art, Oakham in 2011.