This fine art website is my visual story, from a long, very dark, inner world to one of beauty, peace, joy and financial success as an artist. It is public, and transparent for you to interact with.
Through many hard lessons, I have discovered what to do and what not to do to get peace with God and keep up a love for myself and others. On my journey through the myriad of opinions about what it means to live the best life I discovered something, someone wonderful, who led me out the other side to an active faith full of forgiveness for myself, those who abused me, and for those I abused during my phase of ignorance. I have found reconciliation, compassion, and mercy.
The internet allows my hunger for truth a platform of visibility to express what I see as a gifted artist. This humbles me. I will be more fruitful as a creative to help right the wrongs of my misspent earlier years. Not everyone has the same privilege.
Therefore I am very grateful to be alive in this age where the world, for the first time in history, has become a global village.
Despite all the pain, anger, bitterness and lovelessness I have experienced, and we see daily in news broadcasts, I have discovered a healthy life attitude. We all have pain. We all need mercy. I hear heaven singing the tune “Love one another” mostly falling on deaf and confused ears. I now choose not to be deaf.
My artworks and poetry show the pain of my journey through bitter memories, sexual malfunctions, gender confusion, mismanaged anger, theft, drugs, hatred, deceit, mistrust of authority and parents, cynicism, hatred of religion and fear of Government agendas into a realm of truly experiential, heartfelt, forgiveness toward others, myself and God.
These artworks speak from my inner world, made visible, through a creative mind.
Painting, photography, leather craft, traditional and digital illustration, sculpture, portraying sciences, design, food technology, music, and poetry. I create these works for myself, Jesus and you.
Don’t read me wrong, I am not telling you what you should believe, I am revealing the story of a man who, tired of all the crap daily bombarding us, went on a personal journey to discover if there was freedom from shame, depression, fear and deceit into the realm of a personal supernatural God who loved and offered mankind true experiential peace from the orphaned confusion we all dwell under.
“Truly, I am a fortunate man and know who to thank”.
Ian Anderson Fine Art (IAFA) is an invite into the fine art accolades and transparent journey of Ian Anderson through his caravanserai on planet Earth. The 20th and 21st-century artist.
Like a little boy in an *aging suit, I have a lot of playing to do before I leave this planet for the next bus stop. Before reaching that bus stop this fantastic and rich life offers me an opportunity to overcome the odds and excel at something good. My dream is to be teachable and waste no opportunities discovering what is good, natural and supernatural, as seen through the eyes of a wonderful God who has given us his life on this extraordinary earth.
*An aging suit is only temporal but the spirit is eternal. Because the spirit doesn’t age, this little boy can play forever.
The firmly held belief embedded in all images of this Gallery is :
“The greatest gift God gave to man is not sight; it is a vision. The eyes function is the sight. The spirits function is the vision. Natural eyes see the world. Spiritual eyes, the heart of man create the vision for living. Embedded within every spirit is a desire hungry to discover something true to idolize and what we idolize will either destroy us or create a life worth living.” ~ Ian Anderson
Watch this space for links to galleries exhibiting Ian’s work in 2018.
A portion of all sales from Ian Anderson Fine Art and Feast Fashion provides literacy programs via Vida manufacturers. IAFA supports World Vision sponsorship and feeding the poor in third world countries through IAFAs partnership programmes. Every purchase adds to our sponsorship reach building better lives for generations to come.
- LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTIONS ARE NOT HELD IN STOCK. EACH PIECE IS CUSTOM PRINTED, UNIQUELY ENHANCED AND SUPPLIED WITH A SIGNED, DATED AND NUMBERED PROVENANCE. THIS REDUCES WASTE, KEEPS PRODUCTION QUALITY AT A PREMIUM AND REDUCES THE NEED FOR MASS-PRODUCTION.
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About the artist and available Fine-Art pieces
Ian’s inquisitive search for truth and a transparent relationship with Jesus inspires these artworks.
Ian works mostly in oils, supported by photography, illustration, leather art, sculpture, allegories, and poetry. Prayerful inspiration is a habitual practice in all his work with thoughtful aspirations embedded to motivate and challenge our views of life.
Any insights he includes without judgment, condemnation or shame. In the quest to express known truths the works also explore cultural and indigenous diversities.
Without wanting to offend anyone, these works are what they are.
Art through the ages is an indelible part of humanities want to express thoughts and hunger for expression through images. Viewing rock carving, language hieroglyphics, sculpture, painting, cultural fashion, illustration and now digital illustrative photography you see echoes of times gone by and visions of futures dreamed. The human spirit seeks meaning and purpose in life. In these pages, the passions, philosophies, dreams, and inspirations are Ian’s legitimate insights and discoveries.
Ian gets to share his 20th and 21st-century journey with you. This privilege he treats as a gift and an honor.
His inspirations are Dali, Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Jesus, Da Vinci, Monet, Escher and multiple others in sport, politics, business, faith, music, and education ….. from all walks of life.
Ian’s words “I find I am in a rich line of wonderful visionaries. My work will not be pleasing to all but I trust others will delight in their uniqueness, for its own sake. Knowing this to be true, I will not compare my work with any other because my work will find its own unique place”.
As free will beings, you make your own judgments as you see Ian’s journeys unfolded in their progression from a privileged beginning through, drugs, depression, confusion of identity, bitterness, and mismanaged anger to one of abiding peace, success and the assurance of Gods favor in his own skin.
Ian Anderson is a very happy creative.
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