In 2009 Colin fell in love with the Grasslands region of southern Alberta. It was then when he realized he would likely be spending much of his time painting this region and sharing it with the world. The Grasslands region is a fragile and vulnerable ecosystem containing many species at risk. Colin hopes to use his artwork in The Grassland Series to raise the awareness about this region and to support conservation efforts within the Grasslands. Through his work Colin also hopes to inspire others to utilize their unique abilities to make a positive difference in the world around them.