Ian Humphreys was born in Hertfordshire in 1956. He studied at Exeter College of Art, gaining a BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting in 1979. Ian moved to Ireland in 1999 and now lives and works on Heir Island, West Cork.
Since 1979, Ian has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, and represented at art fairs all over world. His work is in countless prestigious private & public collections, including The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, Burmah Castrol, Credit Suisse Societé Generale, Glaxo Smithkline, JP Morgan, University of Cambridge and Allied Irish Bank.
In 1998, he took part in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Hunting Prize, winning 2nd prize. In 2014 he was invited to participate in the prestigious residency programme at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut in America.