Artist Biography - Ian Humphreys

Ian Humphreys was born in Hertfordshire in 1956. He studied at Exeter College of Art, gaining a BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting in 1979. Ian moved to Ireland in 1999 and now lives and works on Heir Island, West Cork.

Since 1979, Ian has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Hunting Prize, winning 2nd prize
... in 1998. He has also been represented at art fairs throughout the world.

In 2014 he was invited to participate in the prestigious residency programme at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut in America.

Artist’s Statement

...My current work is a direct response to living on the coastline of West Cork, Ireland. Sea, sky, tide, the changeable and vibrant weather and light, space and paint are the timeless elements that are the essence of my paintings.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Doswell Gallery, Co. Cork, Ireland
2017 Liss Ard Estate, Co. Cork, Ireland
2008 Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2007 Hallward Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2005 Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge, UK
2003 Dublin Art Fair, Ireland
2002 West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland
2001 Eton Art Gallery, UK
2000 Chelsea Art Fair, UK
1999 Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge, UK
1998 Long & Ryle, London, UK
1997 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1995 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1992 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1992 t'Heertje Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1991 Beaux Arts, Bath, UK
1990 Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, UK
1989 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1989 Beaux Arts Bath UK
1987 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1986 Eton Art Gallery, UK
1985 Reading Museum & Art Gallery, UK
1985 Exe Gallery, Exeter, UK
1979 Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK
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