Ian is a graduate of Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art. As a practising artist, he has been working on his own projects and exhibiting internationally since 1984.
Ian has had many group and solo exhibitions in the UK and internationally and has also attended international artists workshops and residencies. During the past five years he has been working on a particularly successful series of solo exhibitions and short films inspired by place and memory. Ian's recent prints were awarded prizes at the National Original Print Exhibition on two consecutive years.
2017 Leon Prize, National Original Print Exhibition
2016 Birmingham Printmakers Prize, National Original Print Exhibition
2009 Bockingford Postcard Competition – Runner Up Prize
2005 Saxa Loquunter Workshop, Marcilhac-sur-célé, France
1990 Royal College of Art – Fellowship in Printmaking
1988 Triangle Arts Workshop, Pine Plains, New York
Royal West of England Academy Print Award
1986 Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1984 Hampshire Travel Award
Ian regularly gives talks about his work and practice. He has taught at art colleges and workshops throughout the UK, working on a variety of different courses and as a visiting lecturer. Ian has taught at Morley since 2011; he enjoys helping and encouraging students to discover image-making using the creative processes inherent in printmaking. He finds it very satisfying to watch students understand complex printmaking techniques and begin to use them independently.