Collins made his career in education as a teacher of modern langages in England and Nigeria, then joined the educational service of the BBC and latterly, worked in the television service of the inner London Education Authority, retiring in 1989.
Born in 1925 Collins brings a richness to his art. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and at the Mall Galleries, London. Collins's sensitive touch reflects his maturity of observation and his refinement of the familiar. He works primarily in oil colour, utilizing the richness and diversity of the medium to best depict the sentimental attachment to his objects or enviroment