Brought up in the north east of Scotland, Ian paints mainly as a hobby, working with acrylics on a variety of supports. The images Ian creates are fairly large as he likes to incorporate a lot of detail into his work. On closer inspection he likes the viewer to discover detail, maybe not apparent at first, as the work is viewed more closely. Ian tends to work from photographs, taken in the most by him, from many different angles, as this gives him the flexibility to be creative. He then chooses one to work from that he thinks will create the best dynamic image for the composition of the painting. After starting work on a painting, Ian will also incorporate other elements to give the final painting a "story" and therefore making it of greater interest.
If you like the style of Ian's work and would like to commission him for a painting he can be contacted via email. Ian also stresses that even though his current favourite is a V Twins from the good ol' US of A, he is more than happy to do a painting of any make or type, no matter what the country of origin is.
Graphic Art Painting award for "Beat the Storm" 2011 Gordon Art Exhibition.
People's Choice award for "Beat the Storm" 2011 Gordon Art Exhibition.
Graphic Art Painting Donside Frames Award for "That Summer" 2010 Gordon Art Exhibition.
Touched by Scotland Summer exhibition 2010
"Beat the Storm" selected for the Aberdeen Artists Society exhibition 2011, Aberdeen Art Gallery
Country Frames NEOS September, 2012
"Golden Days" selected for the Aberdeen Artists Society exhibition 2013, Aberdeen Art Gallery
Art at Aboyne Summer Exhibition 2015