Ian was born and went to school in Perth. Ian began his artistic journey in 1981, when he taught himself to paint in oils and then took classes in painting water colour in the early 2000’s. His favourite subjects are steam trains, old cars and rusty metal and Australian landscapes. After retiring, he travelled overseas to the UK, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Ian uses his own photos taken on his trips for his paintings. Ian joined Bayswater Art Society in 2004 and paints regularly at Ellis House Community Art Centre of which he is a founding member, and where his work is often on show.