About the artist: Ian McWhinnie
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Print Artist: Ian McWhinnie
Ian McWhinnie was born in 1952 in Glasgow. He studied Drawing and Painting at the famous Glasgow School of Art from 1970 until 1974. After leaving art college Ian became an art teacher and worked in a number of Glasgow schools specialising in ceramics.
In 2002 Ian McWhinnie left teaching and set up his own art studio workshop. He started a career as a professional potter making hand-painted, hand-built and wheel thrown pieces. It became apparent to Ian that his distinctive designs could be equally succesful as paintings in their own right. He started to paint in 2004 and after some experimentation McWhinnie decided that oil on board was his preferred medium for his original paintings.
Ian McWhinnie's paintings and art prints cover a wide subject matter. Inspiration for his art work comes from: the sea, memories of childhood, musicians, dancers, the circus and his travels to France and Italy. Talking about his art work Ian says: “I originally studied Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art but an increasing interest in ceramics both in my own work and in teaching led to an exploration of form and design. My work seems to have gone full circle, and I have now returned to painting, albeit in a different style from my art school days. The paintings are all oil on gesso board. I start with a detailed tonal drawing followed by an under painting, gradually building up colour and finally applying thin glazes.”
Today Ian McWhinnie exhibits widely in art galleries throughout UK including the well known Red Rag Gallery. His paintings and art prints are highly regarded and increasingly sought after. McWhinnie art works are held in private art collections in USA, Canada, Australia, Spain,Italy, Spain and Switzerland.
All Ian McWhinnie art prints and limited edition prints from Global Art Prints have been appraised and approved by the artist. Each print supplied by Global Art Prints is a superb image and satisfies the quality standards set by Ian McWhinnie for art prints. Each art print and limited edition print series from the Global Art Prints is normally available for immediate delivery.
Artist Ian McWhinnie at Global Art Prints