About Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts has been painting for over 60 years. Full time for over 40 years.
His father was a painter and Ian accompanied him on painting trips from the time he was ten.
He attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. He studied figure painting in Florence, Italy.
He taught plein air painting in Provence and Tuscany through his school Atelier Saint-Luc, named after the patron saint of painters.
Ian shows in the U.S. and Canada, is an artist member of the
California Art Club and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
He is author of two books, Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting, published by North Light Books, and Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision.
He currently teaches an online course, Mastering Composition once a year starting in January.
He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, the painter Anne Ward.