A little of Ian’s story
This website of fine art is a journey of Ian’s long road in finding creative purpose. It is personal, raw, humorous, spiritual, religious, provocative but always a feast of merging art, personal discoveries and mysteries unfolded.
Ian has recently discovered the inner world of beauty, peace, and joy. Now, as a merging artist, the world of financial success creeps up on him providing immense pleasure and relief. You have to be an alive artist to know the pain, poverty, and torment in the comment, “Artists don’t make money before they die”.
Daily Ian is learning new painting skills and applying visions to the canvas. He learns the value of who he is and how to capitalize on what he loves creating.
You are welcome to join him on his journey. Enjoy!
Latest award – “It’s a Rich Life”
2019 – 1st prize (Professional), Great Summer Art Exhibition, Auckland, New Zealand.
Judges comments – This painting invited me into its many layers and showed maturity in the artist’s oil brush skills.
It gave me glimpses through serene portals of time and seasons with finely painted motifs that the artist chose to represent some of the richness of life.
The work layered celebrating the present and the fleeting in the foreground but the underlying base of the painting is what gives us a sense of things eternal and spiritual that is the backdrop for life. The cultural symbolism speaks of virtues importance essential to our harmony and the well-being of mankind.
The beautifully executed aboriginal design cleverly harmonises and marries the artists personal cultural past with his adopted NZ home which is part of his identity. I felt the painting calmly thought-provoking and uplifting. Ivan Clarke
About the 20th and 21st-century artist
Ian Anderson Fine Art (IAFA) is an invite into the fine art accolades and transparent journey of Ian Anderson. His caravanserai on planet Earth is unique, fraught with pain pleasure, insights, and joy.
Like a little boy in an *aging suit, Ian says “I have a lot of playing and creativity to learn before I leave this planet for the next bus stop”. Before reaching that bus stop this fantastic and rich life offers him an opportunity to overcome odds and excel at something great.
Ian’s heart is teachable and he wastes no opportunities discovering what is good, natural and supernatural, on this rich and extraordinary earth.
Ian’s artworks show his passionate search for meaning and the joy of the God factor is visibly noted in all his works.
*An aging suit is only temporal but the spirit is eternal. Because the spirit doesn’t age, this little boy can play forever.
Watch this space for links to galleries exhibiting Ian’s work in 2019.
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Fine Art Gallery Sections
Painting, photography, leather craft, traditional and digital illustration, sculpture, conceptual graphic design, branding, storytelling, music, and poetry.
From the foundations of realism, Ian creates his works in visual parabolic realism although he is not averse to having a fling in other genres. All things under the sun have a story and it’s in discovering their stories that Ian finds images to create his parables.
An allegory to inspire
“To create is the essence of Gods character”.
In the realm of creative enterprise, you need insight, open eyes, light, darkness, and the grace of God to live the dream.
“The world of spirit, made in the image and likeness of God, is to be seen and enjoyed on earth, as it is in heaven”.
The visibility of painting, photography, leather craft, design, illustration, sculpture, the sciences, food, music, and poetic words speak from the inner world made visible from a creative mind.
Embedded in all images is a firmly held belief
“The greatest gift God gave to man is not sight; it is vision. The eyes function is sight. The spirits function is vision. Natural eyes see the world. Spiritual eyes, (the heart of man) create a vision for living. Embedded within every spirit is a hunger to discover something true to idolize and what we idolize will either destroy us or create a life worth living.”
~ Ian Anderson