As a boy in Venezuela Ian was surrounded by wildlife; he painted what he saw and his fascination for the natural world has grown ever since. After leaving school in England he became an illustrator until painting took over in his late twenties and his reputation for painting mammals, birds and marine fish grew. He lived in Australia and America painting wildlife especially on commission from the Scuba Diving World. In 1996 he was accepted into the prestigious Society of Animal Artists (USA) and his work has been selected for their annual National Tours since then.
Source and cont: Artist website