Ian was brought up in the West coast of Scotland where he was inspired by the rolling hills and changing colours of both rural and sea scapes.
Trained at Glasgow School of Art and teaches two days a week he spends the rest of his time painting and looking after his family.
Portraiture and landscape have been important subject matter for Ian through private commission ever since the birth of his daughter.
He has exhibited with the RSA and in many private galleries.
Recently taking part in the Forth Valley Open Studios Ian has established a number of sponsors through commissions in which his paintings sell from £595 framed.