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Ian Bliss Loving life in Nature

June 9, 2012

Born in 1930, Ian Bliss takes inspiration from his family and familiar surroundings, his home, his garden and the field by his house.

His love of fishing as a boy is the creative force behind his sea paintings. His beautiful and imaginative work evolves slowly over weeks and takes on a dream like quality. I love this aerial view in the snow.

He has paintings in the collection of Lady Victoria Getty and was elected to the membership of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1992. He is, at present, the archivist of that Society. Ian has no theories about art, he just paints pictures in the only way he is able to do. I feel his work illustrates the seasons revealing minor characters loosing themselves in nature, the landscape or one another. It’s about loving life, the land and appreciating your fellow man (or woman).

I love his beautiful colours and the way his landscapes casually lead you into his paintings. Captivating.

I sense an inner recklessness and humour in his work, with the piece above having the title ‘Get your hand off my leg’ !

You can find some of Ian’s Cards issued through Dry Red Press

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2012 1:04 pm

    Thanks for the blissful introduction to Ian Bliss.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

  2. June 9, 2012 8:32 pm

    Wow, i utterly love these, thanks for the introduction to this art/artist. They put me in mind of brughel (sp?), and i’m madly coveting the moon one!

    • June 9, 2012 10:49 pm

      Thanks for your comment feedback on this post. Seems like Mister Bliss is causing a real stir ! lol Happy birthday for last week and I’m loving the photos. Craig

  3. Julie Evans permalink
    March 3, 2013 8:38 am

    Wonderful to stumble across your beautiful blog….I particularly like Ian Bliss’ work and do already sell his cards through Dry Red Press who wholesale them to me for our shop The Wolfhouse in Lancashire but wondered if there were any prints available for me to offer too as I get so many customers also liking his work?
    Thanks, Julie.

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