TOLQUHON GALLERY I Intimations of Life IAN MASTIN

Tolquhon, Tarves
Ellon, Aberdeenshire

TOLQUHON GALLERY

IAN MASTIN was born in Leicestershire in 1949.  His family subsequently emigrated and he grew up in Queensland, Australia. Ian had no involvement with art as a child and it was only in the mid 1980s that he began to sketch for recreation. He had an obvious gift and was invited to exhibit his work in a Brisbane gallery where he first experienced success. In 1991 he returned to Britain with his Scottish-born wife and their children and settled in East Lothian. It was here that he picked up a paintbrush for the first time and after a year of experimentation in fundamental techniques, he committed himself to painting full-time.