Today's feature Artist is Ian Wells who is based in inner city Melbourne.
Introducing Ian Wells
Ian Wells is a Melbourne based Non Objective Artist whose artistic practice owes as much to his craftsmanship and woodworking skills as his painting skills.
Ian has a strong interest in old hand tools which he carefully collects and lovingly restores. Ian uses these tools to create the panels on which he paints and crafts the frames that finish them off using his carefully collected and lovingly restored tools. to see these tools in his studio is like stepping back in time.
The surfaces of his painted, sculpted and glass works are integral to the concepts behind his work. In fact surfaces are so important to Ian that he is currently developing a range of gesso panels to supply to other Artists.
And here is where the magic happens, in Ian's home studio in Melbourne.
More about Ian....
Outside the studio, Ian is a bit of a gourmand and spends time preparing feasts, He is currently in full social mode with two family birthday parties and planning the menu for a full English/European Christmas for over 25 people that he will be preparing.
Ian currently has a number of framed works in oil and ink on gesso sottile panel available on ART500. Click on any of the images to see more detail.