Mckart - Art


Although originally trained in Theatre Arts and Portraiture Ian’s work has developed into various areas such as abstract and landsca

Ian first began his career as a professional artist and designer in the United States, working for two theatrical companies: ‘Best of Broadway’ in New York, and Creative International in Tampa, Florida. He was responsible for the sets for various television and theatrical productions, including ‘1776 Opera’ (Florida’s contribution to their bicentennial celebrations at the Marco Polo Theatre North Miami Beach) the Bette Davis National Tour and the Miss America Pageant in Bush Gardens for CBS television. Following his return to the UK from the United States Ian became resident Artistic Director for the Stowe Opera Company, together with two National Opera and Ballet companies. During this period he was responsible for designing various stage sets including Carmen, Cosi Fan Tuti, Trovatore, Carlos, Hansel and Gretal, Rusalka and Onegin.
In addition to his Theatrical work Ian has exhibited his paintings at various galleries both in Europe and the UK and his work is on view in Sweden, Japan, China, Australia and Spain.
Martins Fine Art Gallery, Cheltenham, UK
Saatchi Gallery (Website)
The Manor Gallery, Bow Brickhill, England
The White Cube
The Southwark Gallery
The Hoy Theatre Old Windsor
San Mateu Gallery, Spain
Brick Lane Gallery, London
Cumberland Lodge (The Queens House) in Windsor Great Park.
The Boomer Gallery London
The Fishing Quarter Brighton
The Old Court, Windsor
In addition to theatrical and television work, Ian has lectured and given workshops in some of the most prestigious art schools in the UK, helping many young art students to achieve their creative goals. Ian has also been a guest lecturer for the American Arts Council hosting workshops in the UK and in Europe.

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