About Ian

Ian Hargreaves

Born in 1957, Ian studied at Bournemouth College of Art. At the age of 21 he set off across Europe for ten months, recording his travels in watercolour. This instilled a love of Mediterranean subjects, which was to influence his work many years later. From the ages of 24 – 28 he lived in London and Sicily, earning his keep painting portraits. 1985 saw him move to Germany, where he remained for the next 24 years. Here he exhibited with galleries in Hamburg, Munich and Salzburg. His work was also purchased for numerous Public Collections. Ian moved back to England in 2008. He now works from his studio in Poole, Dorset and exhibits regularly around the country. His work hangs in many private and corporate collections worldwide.

Exhibitions and Prizes

Winner: Artist & Illustrators, Artist Of The Year. Mall Galleries

Lynn-Painter-Stainers Prize Mall Galleries, London
Royal Society of British Artists Mall Galleries, London
Royal Society of Marine Artists Mall Galleries, London
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Mall Galleries, London
Summer Exhibition Royal Academy, London
Winstanley Roark Gallery USA
Fosse Gallery Stow on the Wold
Galerie Seywald Salzburg
Panter & Hall London
Galerie Mensch Hamburg
Russell Gallery London
Island Fine Arts Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Galerie Meiwald Munich
Galerie Reich Cologne
Albany Gallery Cardiff
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
Affordable Art Fair Battersea
20/21 Art Fair London
Catto Gallery London
Signet Contemporary London
Alexander Gallery Bath
Art Fair Boston, USA
Art Catto Algarve, Portugal


International Artist Magazine

Art of England

American Art Collector

Muse Magazine

Country Life

Dorset Magazine

2006     100 Ways to Paint ‘Favourite Subjects’ – Volume 1  –   published by International Artist Magazine.