Contemporary Artist: Ian Elliot
Ian Elliot was born in Glasgow in1946. Elliot's
talent as a young Scottish artist was recognised at an early
age. By the time he attended Glasgow School of Art in 1964,
the young Ian Elliot had already won several medals for modern
art scottish paintings.
Like a many of todays successful Scottish
contemporary artists, Ian Elliot, left the Glasgow Schoool
of Art and took up a career teaching modern art. Elliot eventually
became Head of Modern Art at a large Glasgow school. Then
after some years Ian decided to focus full time on painting
Since becoming a full time artist Ian Elliot
has quickly established a reputation as a popular modern Scottish
artist. In addition to Red Rag Modern Art Gallery in the Cotswolds,
Ian's Scottish paintings are exhibited extensively at leading
contemporary British Art galleries and galleries in Spain.
Elliot's Scottish paintings are now avidly collected in the
UK, Eire, Germany, Spain, Canada and the USA.
In 2003 Ian Elliot was a finalist of International
Artist magazine for his Landscape painting.
Ian Elliot paintings are frequently inspired
by visits to the Scottish farmlands, Tuscany and Mallorca.Ian
Elliot is quoted as saying “Travelling extensively throughout
the Scottish farmlands, an endless fascination for the Tuscan
countryside and regular visits to me pied a terre on the Island
of Mallorca have provided me with an endless land and seascape
material creating a fusion of shimmering colours, distinctive
buildings of the land, and abstract expressionistic vistas.”