Ian’s paintings capture the spectacular beauty of our skies. He is inspired by the overwhelming scale and intensity of our natural environment and seeks to emulate those qualities in his art. His cloudscapes, though representational in appearance, also include non-traditional spatial relationships. He draws upon his experiences growing up in southern Vermont and numerous cross country travels to create romanticized landscapes that challenge the viewer’s perceptions of the real and abstract.
Throughout all his work, Ian’s intention is to provide a vision of nature that dares viewers to explore both their views of the natural world and their connection to it.