Ian Rawlings

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About The Artist

Ian_Rawling_Portrait_compactBorn in 1966, Ian’s love of creativity has always remained with him, from drawing anything and everything as a child through to pavement drawing as an art student in Sheffield.

Subsequently he has forged a successful career as an artist for large greetings card companies & fine art publishers.

A natural people watcher, Ian’s many trips to parks, zoos and the seaside with his family are always accompanied by a pencil and sketchbook.

His paintings aim to convey the simple pleasures in life, such as a bike ride through the woods or an impromptu bounce on a trampoline, through the use of his gentle larger than life characters, limited colour palette and subtle shading.

The characters’ expressionless faces often give a sense that they are daydreaming… something that Ian can relate to being an artist!

Ian lives and works in Sheffield with his partner, two children and an array of pets.

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