Ian Cook, RI, RSW, studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1969 to 1973, and is a full time artist, living and working from his home near Paisley, on the outskirts of Glasgow.
Over the years he has been awarded a series of awards and prizes for his outstanding work, including the Cargill Travelling Scholarship to Spain and North Africa in 1974 and the Arts Council Travel Bursary to Central Africa in 1984. He was one of the first outsiders to visit certain fishing villages on Lake Tanganyka since David Livingstone.
More recent accolades include the 2000 RI award, Mall Galleries, London and the 2005 Windsor and Newton award for outstanding contribution to the RI exhibition.
Ian has exhibited constantly throughout his career - with RGI, RSW, The Royal Academy, RI, Discerning Eye 2001, Galeria Goya, Zaragoza Obras Obscuras, Le Salon de Nations, Paris, St Andrews Festival and a range of UK and European private galleries. His work is included in private and corporate collections in Europe and the USA, including those of the BBC, Lloyds TSB, and Trainload Freight.