|Art Auction 2011 - Ian Sidaway RI|
Autumn, Richmond Park
(Watercolour, 36cm x 36cm, 14” x 14”)
Ian Sidaway RI lives in Twickenham. He worked as a designer for the J W Thompson advertising agency before beginning to paint in 1970. Throughout the 1980s and 90s he painted portraits to commission and began to illustrate books on art technique and various other subjects including those dealing with travel, horticulture and food. He began to write and produce instructional art books in the mid 1980s with 32 titles written to date. For several years he taught at summer painting workshops conducted near Arezzo in Italy. Of late his work concentrates on the landscape both in the UK and abroad. Work is produced using a wide range of materials but primarily watercolour, acrylic and oil paint. Works are held in private collections in the UK the USA, Europe and Australia, and his work is regularly exhibited at open shows held by The Royal Watercolour Society, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Royal Society of British Artists, The Pastel Society, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Chelsea Arts Society. He has recently been elected as a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour.
Website: Ian Sidaway