Collings began his art studies at the Redruth School of Art in 1965, following this with a diploma from the Berkshire College of Education. He lives in Newlyn and is a member of the NSA, with whom he exhibits.
NAG Newlyn at Pont Aven 1977, Nine Solos 1981, Art Share 1988
Buckman (2006) Artists in Britain since 1945;
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn: Diary of a Gallery