Colin Ruel is a self-taught artist from the fishing village of Menemsha on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Although initially gravitating to realistic depictions of landscape, Colin soon realized that his best work would develop if he could better reflect the nature of his experience with his Island home. To this end he developed a unique way of painting landscapes using oil and ink, working outside under the trees by his West Tisbury studio. He now shows in both Martha's Vineyard and Brooklyn, with works in completely different styles for each location.
Colin Ruel is represented on Martha's Vineyard by the Field Gallery at 1050 State Road, West Tisbury.