Ian Cook studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1969 to 1973. He is a figurative painter who works in a number of individual styles which range from the comedic ‘Birds Eye’ series to studies of the female form and the peoples of Latin America.
Over the years he has been awarded a series of awards and prizes for his outstanding work, including the Cargill Travelling Scholarship to Spain and North Africa and the Arts Council Travel Bursary to Central Africa.
He maintains the Scottish tradition of using very strong colours in his paintings, particularly with his oil on paper figure studies which are painted in a spontaneous and positive hand.
Ian has exhibited constantly throughout his career - with RGI, RSW, The Royal Academy, RI, Discerning Eye 2001, Galeria Goya, Zaragoza Obras Obscuras, Le Salon de Nations, Paris, St Andrews Festival and a range of UK and European private galleries. His work is included in private and corporate collections in Europe and the USA, including those of the BBC and Lloyds TSB.