Ian Mastin

Ian Mastin exhibits at Frames Gallery Ian Mastin was born in Leicestershire, England, and as a child 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. It was at this time that 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, settling 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, his early works were mainly watercolour and the subject matter varied, but it was his discovery of still life in the traditional style that gave him the direction he had been seeking and the passion to pursue his artistic goal of excellence in this genre. His chosen medium is acrylic.