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Ian MacLeod


Ian MacLeod studied fine arts at the University of Manitoba and graphic design at Red River College in Winnipeg. Ian worked as a graphic designer and art director in Winnipeg, Ottawa and Vancouver before moving to the Sunshine Coast where he paints full time.

Artist’s Statement:

“I'm intrigued by patterns found in nature. I paint in an intuitive manner with sweeping gestures of opaque and transparent layers of paint to create surface texture and depth - focused on pure abstraction. Like a spiritual journey my work emerges from my consciousness. As in meditation, I am present in the moment.

The paintings are not titled, but are identified by their composition number - hence the meaning of a title will not affect the viewer's understanding or connection to the work.

The intent is for viewers to transfer their own experience and perceptions to the work.”