Elliot, Ian Curriculum Vitae
Glasgow-born artist Ian Elliot was awarded gold and bronze medals for art on four successive occasions before attending Glasgow School of Art. Thereafter, he trained in the teaching profession and became the Head of Art and Design at King�s Park Secondary School in Glasgow for 16 years.
Ian left teaching in 1997 to devote himself totally to the pursuit and development of his own artistic career.
Now Elliot visits, and gains much inspiration from, the island of Mallorca and Italy and France, sharply contrasting environments from that of his native shores. He is known for incorporating the strong colours of the Mediterranean in all his landscapes.
Ever a growing force, Elliot has been exhibiting in the RSW Exhibition, Edinburgh, the Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI), the Paisley Art Institute (PAI), the Aberdeen Artists� Society (AAS), The Affordable Art Show, Battersea, The Glasgow Art Fair, The Scottish Show Thompson�s Gallery, Marylebone, The Scottish Show Richmond Hill Gallery, the Eton Gallery, and The London Art Fair. Besides Britain, Ian also has works hanging in Eire, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Canada and The United States. Recently, he has been included in 7th edition of the 'Dictionary of International Biography' as of Winter 2013.
Travelling extensively throughout Scotland and the continent, I�m forever fascinated by the visual imagery I encounter on reaching my destined ports of call. Each day presents a new cuadro of settings, of movement, colour, rhythm and pattern. These, coupled with a free flow of imaginative translation, have provided me with material to create a fusion of life, of shimmering colours, distinctive buildings of the land, and abstract Precis.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS TO DATE
Rowan Gallery, Helensburgh
Carby Art Gallery, Aberdeen
House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
5 works exhibited in Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition, 2013
Ian Elliot is included in Morven Press�s �WHO�S WHO IN ART, 35th Edition�