Ian Roberts’s father was a landscape painter. He accompanied his father on painting trips from the time he was ten years old. He did small 8” x 10” oils.
Later Ian attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art both in Toronto.
For the past twenty years Ian has been a professional painter, showing in the U.S., Canada and Europe. For the past fifteen years he has offered plein air painting workshops in Provence, France as well as venues in the U.S. and Canada through his school, Atelier Saint-Luc, named after the patron saint of painters.
He is the author of two books, Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision and Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting, published by North Light books, which has sold over 25,000 copies world wide. He has produced two videos, Plein Air Painting, shot in Provence, France and Mastering Composition.
He shows at the Marcia Burtt Gallery in Santa Barbara, the Wiscasset Bay Gallery in Wiscasset, Maine and at the Westmount Gallery in Toronto, Canada.
He lives in West LA.