Ian studied at Northampton School of Art and the University of Northampton. He works in a wide variety of media, but printmaking is his primary vehicle of expression. His choice of subject varies from wildlife to landscape, but a recurring theme is the quality of light and texture.
"Much of my work is concerned with the representation of elements within the English landscape in all its diversity. As a subject I find trees particularly interesting. My landscape etchings are mainly concerned with the quality of light especially at dusk and sunrise. The light at this time of day is often evocative and revealing in the way texture, pattern and colour are enhanced. For that reason rather than print in a single colour I prefer to ink up directly on the plate [a la poupee] and experiment with atmosphere and mood. Consequently to some degree each print is unique."
Ian has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition several times, at the Royal Watercolour Society and throughout the UK.