Born in 1932 in Leeds of Scottish parents, Ian Weatherhead was educated in both Yorkshire and Scotland. He was a pupil of the stained glass artist and watercolourist William Wilson who, like John Piper and Raoul Dufy left a lasting impression. Studying architecture at University College, London, Ian worked as an architect until the late 1980`s when he turned to painting full-time.
Architecture, humour and a quirky perspective are strong themes running through Ian`s work, which often depict social and sporting events, alongside notable landmarks and features of land and seascapes.
Barry Keane Gallery, Henley, Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge
D’Arcy Gallery, Cheltenham, Mall Galleries, Thompson`s Galleries,
1991-Catto Gallery Award at RWS
2003-St. Cuthbert’s Mill Award
Cheltenham International Music Festival, Henley Royal Regatta
Cheltenham Borough Council,U.N.I.C.E.F, Goodwood Estate
House of Commons Art Collection.