Ian Cameron Wood
Ian commenced an interior design career in 1975 and has completed interiors for residences, offices, hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, motels, clubs and restaurants. He has also designed and manufactured numerous unique items of furniture. These include chairs and tables; lounge, bedroom and office furniture and designs for lighting, floor coverings, fabrics and wall-coverings.
In April 2002 Ian began developing ideas, skills and techniques as an artist. His careful selection and use of colour are clear expressions of the joyful approach to his art, creating works that are both enjoyable and adventurous. The intricacy of each work provides new discoveries with each viewing, whether by cursory glance or intimate study.
Through his original techniques and materials, Ian produces remarkable works of great strength and depth whilst possessing a delicacy that flows from an intimate knowledge and love of his selected medium.
His first exhibition was held in Melbourne in July, 2004 and was followed by an exhibition of new works in early December, 2004. During the months of March and April 2005 he had an exhibition of specially selected works at the convent gallery in Daylesford, Victoria.
In April 2005 Ian was informed of his selection for the Sausalito art festival, one of the most prestigious fine art festivals in the world. Now in it’s 53rd year, the Sausalito art festival attracts an attendance of over twenty five thousand art buyers from around the world. Ian is the first Australian artist to be invited to exhibit work at this world-famous art event in san Francisco. As a result of the festival Ian now has works in private collections in Chicago Illinois, Seattle Washington, Wichita, Kansas and Portland Oregon as well as Sausalito, point Richmond and san Francisco, California.
Together with six international award-winning artists from the 2005 Sausalito art festival, Ian exhibited aboard the ‘crystal harmony’, a six star cruise liner, in November, 2005. This one week exhibition and cruise set sail from los angels visiting cabo san Lucas, Mazatlan and puerto Vallarta in Mexico providing the opportunity to show work to people from around the world.
As a result of this exposure Ian has been encouraged to prepare and present work to one of the world’s largest firms of art distributors. The success of this venture will see Ian’s original art and giclee prints marketed internationally.