Ian Ridley is a self-taught professional artist living and working in Feckenham Worcestershire.
He enjoys landscapes, especially in autumn and winter when the trees have lost their leaves and is inspired by the work of Rowland Hilder in particular. He has had paintings selected for several years in the Royal Birmingham Society of Artist’s Prize Exhibition in June and has sold to collectors in Europe, Japan and the USA.
In 2011 he was invited to hold a month long solo exhibition at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham which proved to be very successful and one of his paintings has been selected as Best in Show at the Quinton Arts festival in Birmingham in both 2011 and 2012.
Examples of his work and details were chosen to be featured in the American ICA publication “International Contemporary Artists” and in 2012 his work has been featured in the national “the Artist” magazine.
He also enjoys using media other than watercolours and experimenting in different styles and approaches. He sells his work through two Worcestershire galleries, his website and at exhibitions regularly throughout the year. Some of his work is also on sale through an online art gallery.
Earlier this year he was elected to be a member of the prestigious Birmingham Watercolour Society and hopes to have selected work exhibited with them during the year. He regularly runs workshops for art societies and groups throughout the Midlands where he offers an exciting approach to atmospheric landscapes.