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Ian Mastin

The youngest of two sons, Ian was born in Leicestershire, England in 1949, though he grew up in Brisbane after emigrating to Australia as a child.  

Ian has no recollection of any Art during his school days and it was only in the mid-80s when he began to sketch with graphite for recreation, that he discovered a natural gift and an eye for detail. This led to an invitation to exhibit in a Brisbane gallery where he sold his first work.

Yet, it wasn't until over a decade later (while living in Edinburgh) that Ian first picked up a paintbrush, after being given a set of watercolours for Christmas. After experimenting with a variety of techniques and subject matters, he eventually discovered traditional Still Life and acrylic paints - and it was this that gave him the direction he’d been seeking, transforming Ian’s newfound hobby into a full-time career.  

Ian's artwork has built a keen following across the UK and Australia and can be found in many private collections around the world. His work is also regularly featured in international Art Fairs.

His work is profoundly influenced by the Dutch and Flemish Masters of the 17th Century, although he is neither bound by tradition nor convention and remains resolutely unmoved by popular trends. "If crafted well, the simplest of subjects have the potential to arrest and delight. I’m particularly attracted to the old, worn and often imperfect or repaired items. For me, the wear, tear and scars of old hand-crafted items reveal a fascinating unspoken background story, real or imagined, and it is this aspect that inspires me the most."

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Ian’s story, is the fact that he has never undergone any formal training and is entirely self-taught. His detailed, painstakingly crafted paintings are the result of keen observation, countless hours honing skills and perfecting technique together with the application of much discipline and dedication.

In 2001, Ian and his wife left Edinburgh and returned to Queensland where he continues his love affair with Art in an idyllic little community called Woodgate Beach, on Australia’s East coast.


    


Awards and Recognition

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Exhibitions

2019
Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Queensland, Australia

2018
Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Queensland, Australia
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Affordable Art Fairs, London, Hong Kong & Singapore

2015
Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth, Australia
Affordable Art Fair - London

2014
Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Affordable Art Fairs - London & New York

2013
Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth, Australia

2012
Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, Australia                  
Affordable Art Fairs - London, New York & Amsterdam

2011
Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Lasting Impressions Gallery, Kenilworth, Australia

2010
Linda Blackstone Gallery, London, England
Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry, Scotland

2009
Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry, Scotland
Spencer Coleman Fine Art, London, England
House of Bruar, Blair Atholl, Scotland

2008
Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
House of Bruar, Blair Atholl, Scotland

2007
Eduardo Alessandro Studios, Broughty Ferry, Scotland
A&K Wilson Gallery, Harpenden, England
House of Bruar, Blair Atholl, Scotland

2006
Colours Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Spencer Coleman Fine Art, Stamford, England

2005
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

2003
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

1999
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

1998
Stenton Gallery, East Lothian, Scotland

Exhibiting Galleries

Art on Cairncross, Maleny, Queensland
Tolquhon Gallery, Scotland
Frames Gallery, Scotland
Iain McGregor Fine Art, Scotland
Torrance Gallery, Scotland
Paragon Gallery, Scotland
Eduardo Alessandro Studios,  Scotland
Linda Blackstone Gallery, England
Spencer Coleman Fine Art, England

Other

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