Ian is an artist interested in painting, lettercutting, teaching, travel and scholarship.
He is currently painting strong impressionistic landscapes and interiors in oils, while his drawings in charcoal and ink have a delicate nostalgia.
Ian also uses ancient techniques to cut inscriptions in stone for public and private spaces.
About the artist
Ian has been an artist full-time since 2000. Before that he worked part-time on farms in Ireland and Australia, and this work strengthened his affection for landscape subjects, and for text in stone which echoes these themes. Artists and sculptors such as Samuel Palmer, Eric Gill and Ian Hamilton Finlay are admired exemplars.