Ian studied Fine Art in London and then became a Primary School Teacher. He is currently a Primary Art Consultant, training teachers in creativity. He spends most of time travelling and drawing on location, running workshops and demonstrations.
Ian's work focuses on the experience of being in a busy urban space, and how through art we can begin to make sense of the shapes, patterns, colours and energy that surround us. Ian likes to use the Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Set and Line Makers to capture urban environments while on the go.
"Using the new permanent black line makers enables me as an urban sketcher to create a detailed visual response to the world around me. Their superfine tips provide a greater level of precision, and their free-flowing quality helps develop speed and accuracy; which can be essential for location drawing."