Ian’s paintings all begin as digital art which is then transferred into reality using self-created templates and spray paint. Spray paint is his chosen medium as he feels this gives him the closest look to his original digital image. It’s also hugely versatile.

Ian has a particular fascination with seeing his on screen creations translate into physical paintings that exist in a real-world environment. He likes to keep his initial drawings low-tech and uses minimal tools to create them. This makes hard work of the initial stages of his paintings but it’s how he feels most comfortable and it gives him the raw unpolished look he needs to move to the next stage. Ian’s preparation of each painting surface is painstaking also. It has to be a certain way before the painting can begin.

Ian has a particular fascination with seeing his on screen creations translate into physical paintings that exist in a real-world environment. He likes to keep his initial drawings low-tech and uses minimal tools to create them. This makes hard work of the initial stages of his paintings but it’s how he feels most comfortable and it gives him the raw unpolished look he needs to move to the next stage. Ian’s preparation of each painting surface is painstaking also. It has to be a certain way before the painting can begin.

The frames on which his paintings sit are all handmade. Again, Ian is self-taught in the making of frames but insists on making each one personally, from scratch, so it’s completely perfect for his given creation. It must be right.

Ian’s inspiration lies in his own subconscious. He doesn’t like to watch other people work or see what they create. Instead, he chooses to simply sit and paints and his art unfolds. This is why his art has no themes or trends. Each piece is completely unique.

While there is nothing in particular that inspires Ian, he is drawn to vivid colours and graphic images and this is evident in the work he’s produced. He’s also interested in metallics and the way they can change in different contexts. This gives his art life, it adapts to its environment.

Ian continues to create in his Leamington studio and is conscious that there’s much more to come from him. He feels like his full potential is yet to be realised and remains largely untapped. This is what draws him back to the sometimes painful and exhausting process of creating his art but drives him to continue.