Ian is a frustrated cartoonist who mistakenly trained as an architect and practised in the UK and abroad before returning to graphic artwork. He now lives in Solva, north Pembrokeshire.
Despite recanting, Ian’s architect’s eye is evident in the subjects of his black-and-white prints, produced from his pen-and-ink drawings – the composition of buildings and their strong forms in natural and man-altered landscapes.
He first developed an interest in screenprinting whilst working for a firm of architects in India who produced prints of their buildings using traditional miniature-style techniques, such as flattening-out of perspective and deep, pungent colours. In this spirit, his most recent images are vivid, hand-printed screenprints of the west Wales coastline.