Self taught South African artist achieved considerable success and respect in the advertising industry as a professional illustrator for 25 years. Illustrating everything from BMWs to managing directors. Illustration died when computers arrived on our shores in the late eighties. The transition to painting full time was inevitable. Ian works mostly in oils, strives for a more painted look to his work and is a technique freak in search of a personal style. Countless of Ian s paintings hang in homes and corporate offices throughout South Africa. He paints the things that move him. In this beautiful land the landscape, faces and places are a never ending reference point for his work. Influences are unavoidable whether in sport, business or in the arts. Ian chooses to influence rather than be influenced.