Ian is a retired teacher and a more relaxed approach to life has given him the opportunuty to devote time and thought to the process of art, looking as well as doing, which he considers a luxury not to be wasted.
The landscape of Dorset and Cornwall provide his inspiration, both having a wild, unpredicatable, and somewhat harsh, beauty. The landscape cannot, of course, be separated from the human influences that have shaped it, and Ian endeavors to portray this, in abstract form, in his work.
He exhibits locally in Dorset and Devon, winning the Dorchester Art Centre Open in 2011, highly commended in the Marshwood Vale exhibition in Bridport and selected for the Evolver cover competition exhibition at Millfield School in Somerset.
He lives and works on the Isle of Portland, where the land, sea and sky are a constant, often subconscious, influence.