Ivan is a self -taught artist who lives and works in Tynemouth, and draws inspiration from the stunning local landscapes & scenery. He began working life as an engineer, however, during this period he spent his spare time indulging his passion for painting. Private commissions began to steadily increase and consequently Ivan established a reputation as a fine artist. As one of the founding artists of Armstrong Bridge Sunday Market his profile grew substantially, after several years and due to increasing demand he made the decision to become a full time artist. For years now Ivan’s work has been sold in Fenwicks, Newcastle, and the Mall Galleries, London. Best known for his outstanding local scenes of the North East, he has recently commenced a series of more abstract works, in keeping with demand for contemporary style.