Darling, Ian

I moved to Cockenzie in 2012 and was inspired to start painting again after many years when we opened our house to visiting artists during the 3 Harbours Arts Festival.
My inspiration comes from a range of places both close to home and travels further afield, including the East Lothian coast, the Western Isles and New England. All have one thing in common however and that is, wide open spaces, big skies, coastal life and isolation.
I work predominantly in Acrylics and like to use large blocks of colour to create a mood within the paintings and then adding some detail, for example, a lighthouse or a croft in order to draw the viewer into the painting and hopefully instigate a sense of enquiry and reflection about the scene.