Dear art lovers,
We are delighted to welcome a new face to the gallery, the hugely talented Ian Hargreaves.
Having trained at Bournemouth College of Art Ian then set off on a series of tours of Europe and fell in love with Mediterranean subjects, a love that has endured throughout his distinguished career. Although he earned a good living as a portrait painter in London and Sicily, it was the purity of light and the sun dappled water ways of southern Europe that has always inspired him. Ian ended up living abroad for over 20 years but returned to England in 2008 and since then has enjoyed enormous success. He has shown work at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Oil and was voted Painter of the Year at the Mall Galleries in 2016.
We are very proud to have four of his recent paintings in the gallery and another large scene of Burgh Island is on the easel. These exquisite paintings are well worth a view in the flesh if you are able to visit the gallery.