Colin Hambrook was educated at Dartington College of Arts from 1988 to 1991. After narrowly missing a career as an artist he became an editor, researcher and sub-editor for a variety of web and print-based disability arts and mainstream publications. He established Disability Arts Online in 2004 and has striven towards a vision for the journal as a place which publishes professional arts writing and arts media, giving a voice to arts practitioners who identify with disability and the issues which underpin arts practice from a disability perspective. He has nurtured the growing readership that DAO inspires and is widely respected by the disability arts community.
As an artist he has previously exhibited artwork at a variety of galleries including the Impact Arts Fair (2013), Raw Art Gallery (2009-10), Lauderdale House (Xposure Festival, 2002. In the 1990s his paintings and prints under the title Dreams of the Absurd exhibited widely. Knitting Time is his second collection, following 100 Houses (Dada-South, 2011).