Ian Parker was born in 1955 in County Durham. Son of a coal miner/artist. Ian went to school in Yorkshire before studying art at Shoreditch College in Surrey. He graduated in 1978. Since then he has been living and working as a professional painter in the Lake District. Ian has exhibited at many Group Exhibitions, Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibitions, Royal Institute of... Oil Painters, New English Art Club.
His work has been featured on BBC TV Review of the RA Summer Exhibition 1984.
Ian's work is much collected and his work is held in private collections both here in the UK and worldwide