Living in Geelong much of Ian’s work has been strongly influenced by the raw beauty across the stunning Surf Coast region. This region provides the perfect backdrop for Ian to create landscapes which showcase the different colours, light, weather and movement which excite and trigger emotions in all of us.. The ocean holds a special attraction to Ian and much of his work focuses on seascapes along the Great Ocean Road.
Ian predominantly works in oils and his preference is to work with large canvases which help create and bring to the viewer a sense of the open space that we all enjoy. He has also enjoyed using pastels, Charcoal and pencil in the past.
Ian participates in both Geelong and Surf Coast art groups and his work is regularly seen in shows and galleries around our region. His work has been selected for awards like “Best Pastel”, “Best Oil” and “People’s Choice” at local art shows and included in the Surf Coast Shire 2018 Calendar. Ian has put together 2 successful exhibitions of his work along the Surf Coast over the last two years.
Most weeks Ian will spend 1-2 days painting in his home studio utilising photos as the basis for his compositions. He also regularly works outdoors sketching and painting studies in oils and working from these to create his paintings. He is open to working with people on commissions of scenes they particularly relate to.
Throughout his exhibitions Ian will regularly be in the gallery painting and looks forward to everyone dropping in for a chat about his work.
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