Ian was born in Glasgow, Scotland and won gold and bronze medals for art on four successive occasions before attending and graduating from Glasgow School of Art.
He left teaching 1997 to devote himself totally to the pursuit and development of his own artistic career.
Ian has exhibited in the RSW Exhibition, Edinburgh, the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI), the Paisley Art Institute (PAI), the Aberdeen Artists’ Society (AAS), The Affordable Art Show, Battersea, The Glasgow Art Fair, The Scottish Show Thompson’s Gallery, Marylebone, The Scottish Show Richmond Hill Gallery along with successful displays in regular exhibitions in a variety of British galleries and charity events. Ian, apart from one man shows, is also involved regularly in a variety of group exhibitions.
Besides Britain, has works hanging in Canada, Belgium, Eire, France, Germany, Spain, and The United States, amongst others.