Ian was born in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 1951. After a foundation art course at Nuneaton School of Art and a graphic design course at Twickenham College, there followed a brief time spent working as a designer for the J W Thompson advertising agency before beginning to paint in 1970.
Throughout the 1980s and 90s, Ian painted portraits to commission and began to illustrate books on art technique and various other subjects including those dealing with travel, horticulture and food.
He then began to write and produce instructional art books in the mid 1980s with 32 titles written to date. The Instant Artist, published by Collins and Brown, won the Artists Choice book of the year award in 2001. There have been many contributions to various art magazines and consultancy work on several art part works.
For several years, Ian also taught at summer painting workshops conducted near Arezzo in Italy
Of late work concentrates on the landscape both in the UK and abroad. Work is produced using a wide range of materials but primarily watercolour, acrylic and oil paint.
Work has also been shown in the Discerning Eye exhibitions and The Sunday Times Watercolour Competitions. Elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 2010.
Falls of Dochart Killin
Medium : Acrylic on Board
Framed Size: 40cm x 40cm
Price: £ SOLD