Iona was born in the far west of Cornwall, and has spent most of her life there, with a spell studying history of art in Bristol.
Iona’s paintings explore simplicity, often paying particular attention to mundane, everyday objects. Her passion is derived from the landscapes that have surrounded her for most of her life, and the sea view which is the predominant feature of her studio. Iona’s style is free, with a naivety that makes her pieces like a breath of sea air. Whether depicting a favourite tea cup, jar of wild flowers, an old chair, or a wave, each piece exudes a warmth and vibrancy that gives the onlooker an intimate glimpse into Iona's world.