Acrylic on Board
Ian Mastin was born in Leicestershire, England in 1949, and as a child he moved with his family to Queensland, Australia. He had no involvement with art during his school days and it was only in the mid 1980s that he began to sketch for recreation. Naturally gifted and with a discerning eye for detail, Ian was invited to exhibit his work in a Brisbane gallery where he first experienced success. In 1991 he returned with his Scottish-born wife and their children to Britain and settled in East Lothian. It was here that he picked up a paintbrush for the first time and after a year of experimentation in fundamental techniques, he committed himself to painting full-time. As a novice painter, his ...