IAN McDONALD: BLACK-AND-WHITE SERIES

Ian released his first limited-edition prints in 2004 – a series of black-and-white giclée prints, produced from his pen-and-ink drawings of Pembrokeshire, many of the harbour village of Solva on the St Davids Peninsula. These were followed by images of the West Country; the ‘witch villages’ of his native Lancashire, for Pendle Arts Centre; the towns and villages of Ireland; and a series of prints based on his time in south Asia, including the fire temples and lotus ponds of sacred spots, and traditional, often tribal, thatched huts of the Indian and Vietnamese ‘interiors’. Together, they document a range of ‘extraordinary buildings discovered in ordinary locations’.  

Ian’s architect’s eye is evident in the subjects of his work – the composition of buildings and the strong forms in natural and man-altered landscapes. He cites his graphic influences as including the work of Bauhaus artist Lionel Feininger, US jazz-age cartoon maestro George Herriman and the contemporary British illustrator Clifford Harper. A selection of work is available in the Raul Speek Gallery, Solva, ETC. gallery in St Davids and at the Newport Collective and Origin artist-collective galleries in Newport (Pembrokeshire) and Carmarthen respectively - and is on show in Haroldston House.

 

TO PURCHASE

Printed on Lyson Fine Art paper using Lyson Quad Black inks, which together give a lifespan of 100 years, mounted on acid-free board (30 x 40cm to fit standard-sized frames) the giclée prints are released in limited editions of 150. They are also available to purchase by mail order for £40, which includes delivery by registered post in the UK. Browse the series: Pembrokeshire - North of the Landsker; Pembrokeshire - South of the Landsker; The West Country; North-west England; Ireland; and Asia