Ian's interest in photography developed into a passion for oil painting and he now combines both mediums. He draws inspiration from Yorkshire and Teesside where he paints and photographs boats and coastal scenes. Originally from Harrogate, Ian now lives in Saltaire, Bradford, and has exhibited widely in the north of England.
Ian says: "I am interested in colour, shape and line in both mediums and like to find and extenuate geometry, getting lines straight in photographs and continuing lines in paintings. I have recently been working on a series of paintings taken from images from the East Cleveland Image Archive of shipwrecks and beached vessels off Redcar. I have also spent time over the summer in Dungeness which is a gift to anyone who paints or takes photographs."