Ivan’s art background began in the advertising industry where he worked as graphic designer and illustrator.
Today he focuses on traditional landscapes and still life in watercolours and oils.
He facilitates ‘The Nearly Serious Painters Workshops’ and claims – “Passing on what knowledge and experience I have gained is one of the great enjoyments of art. The goal is to produce work that is firstly satisfying to the artist while continuing to learn some of the fundamental principles and values that contribute toward good results. I count it a privilege to pass on some of those things which I’ve learnt from others who willingly taught me.”
Ivan especially loves sketching on location for his reference. Subject matter that excites him ranges from Provence and Tuscany to English country landscapes, and a growing enthusiasm for New Zealand scenes.