Ian Rawnsley says: “Living on the Ayrshire coast, I am a painter exploring seascape and landscape in both abstract and representational forms. Working predominately in oil I am looking to capture the energy and the drama of the coast and the open sea. I look to explore the emotional pull of colour and texture to bring the sea alive.I also endeavour to bring this energy to my figurative and purely abstract work. I look to produce, and express a deep inner celtic identity through my creative work in all its forms.
My influences are too many and diverse to list . I will always seek to capture an essence, a feeling, a memory that can both be shared, but also a deeply personal experience.
Art is about having faith, believing in your own individual artistic voice, sometimes self sustaining, but never without the support of others.”