Born in Glasgow, Ian Elliot attended Glasgow School of Art and Jordanhill Education College before becoming a teacher for 16 years. Head of Art & Design, he left in 1997 to devote his time to his painting.
Ian's work can be found in collections throughout Europe, Eire, Canada and the USA.
Known for using the strong colours of the Mediterranean in his landscapes Ian is frequent visitor to the island of Mallorca, Italy and France and gains much inspiration from the sharply contrasting environments to his own native area.
"Travelling extensively throughout Scotland and the Continent, I'm forever fascinated by the imagery I on reaching my destined ports of call.
Each day presents a new cuadro of settings of movement, colour, rhythm and pattern. These coupled with a free flow of imaginative translation, have provided me with material to create a fusion of shimmering colours, distinctive buildings of the land and abstract expressionistic vistas."
RSW Exhibition, Edinburgh (Royal Society of Watercolourists)
RGI (the Royal Glasgow Institute)
PAI (the Paisley Art Institute)
AAS (Aberdeen Artists` Society)
The Affordable Art Show
The Glasgow Art Fair
Richmond Hill Gallery
London Art Fair
SOLO EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
Art Connection Gallery, Windsor
Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow