b.1953 Mexborough ~ UK After leaving school necessity dictated and he went into engineering where he served an apprenticeship as a precision engineer. For some years Ian worked in the design office. Growing success as an Artist allowed him to fulfill his desire to paint on his own terms. Painting daily, dividing time between his studio and locations throughout the UK and abroad. His paintings are a celebration of light and atmosphere, he particularly enjoys capturing the transient aspects of weather and the "coutre jour" effect of painting directly into the light.