Colin Nitta is a painter and illustrator based in Loomis, California. He loves depicting fantastical subjects and enjoys a good yarn. Born and raised in the Sierra Foothills two hours east of the Bay Area, he is inspired by nature and the innate savagery of mankind. He specializes in dramatic realism with a strong preference for literary material. He is available to discuss potential projects at his email address at


  • Chaosium Games
  • Centipede Press
  • KALW Public Radio
  • Radio Ambulante
  • The Strand Magazine
  • Ken Fulk, Inc.


  • 2018: Illustrating Resistance, Biennial Alumni/Faculty Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco
  • 2017: 100.100.100, Sketchpad Gallery, San Francisco
  • 2016: Practice, Ale Industries, Oakland
  • 2016: NBA Art Show, Era Art Bar, Oakland
  • 2016: One Found Sound, San Francisco
  • 2015: Independence, Latvian Cultural Center, Los Angeles
  • 2015: Dreams of Home, West Coast Latvian Song Festival, San Jose
  • 2014: Fall Colors, Latvian Cultural Center, San Francisco


  • 2018: Infected by Art Annual Competition, Volume 6
  • 2017: Infected by Art Annual Competition, Volume 5
  • 2016: Infected by Art Annual Competition, Volume 4