Ian Poulton Biography

Ian Poulton Contemporary BritishArtist

Ian Poulton (Born 1958)

Ian was born in Watford in 1958 and his painting career started with the Hertfordshire College of Art and Design followed by a degree in Fine Art at the Chelsea School of Art (1977-80).  Ian then followed this with a Higher Diploma in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art (1980-82).

Ian’s career in painting has been dominated by his teaching from 1986-2015.  He has taught for twenty years (1995-2015) at the University of Hertfordshire.  In 2007 he was a visiting lecturer in painting at the Canterbury Christ Church University.

Since retiring from teaching in 2015 Ian has devoted his time entirely to painting.

At art school I worked in the figurative studios painting directly from the model.  My main influences have been: Craigie Aitchison, Euan Uglow, Norman Norris and Myles Murphy.  Since leaving art school I have continued to paint from observation and spend my time with trying to resolve the problem of realising a shape on a flat surface.  I try to paint from subject matter that suggests and aspect of mood to me.”