25 Mar Artist Focus: Ian Mood
Ian Mood is an internationally renowned, award winning artist who studied Fine Art at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is a member of the Artists’ Association of Nantucket where he was awarded the Frank Swift Chase Plein Air Award 2014.
“Ian Mood is an artist who is drawn towards the shifting vastness of the landscape; it’s unpredictability and awesome might. Through his work he seeks to capture some of the defining qualities of our brooding landscape: how, in the space of a single walk one can experience all the vagaries of the English weather system – from being caught in a sudden downpour to the unexpected flash of brilliant light that breaks through the pearly canopy of low-lying cloud.” Michael Howard, Royal Society of Arts
Ian grew up in Stoke On Trent and studied at Newcastle Tertiary Collage and North Staffs Uni before completing a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at the University of Bristol. Ian lives in Penkhull and paints full time from his studio in Burslem. His work has featured in collections including Saatchi Gallery London and Brooklyn Art Library, New York.
Ian recently collaborated as artist in residence with The National Theatre during their award winning production of The Madness of George III (Mark Gatiss) and The Royal Exchange Manchester during their production of Bertold Brecht’s Mother Courage (Julie Hesmondhalgh).