Ian is a Wales born American.
While working in Dallas, he was diagnosed with severe cancer. What followed was radical surgery and years of healing.
After moving to Central Florida he viewed a sculpture of a ray in a gallery in St Augustine, Florida. That inspired him to try to recreate some of the wonderful wildlife we have on the Gulf Coast of Florida. As an avid in-shore fisherman, he observes many wild marine animals.
At the urging of family, two carvings were entered in the local county fair. One won "best in show" the other a blue ribbon.
A gallery owner in Old Homosassa agreed to show his work. The organizer for the Homosassa Fine Art Show asked him to participate in her show. The show was so rewarding and successful, he decided to continue showing his work.
Ian has been accepted into many Fine Art and craft shows, and has been fortunate to win many ribbons.