Ian Phillips Art Cards
Born in Leicester in 1969, Ian Phillips had an early fascination with all things Japanese which introduced him to the beauty and craftsmanship of Japanese prints. The romantic image of an artist embarking on a long, difficult, exotic journey and drawing places he/she sees along the way is an idea that still consumes him today. Although he likes to go off on long journeys, he also likes to be back in his mid Wales studio, turning the sketches into prints. Ian Phillips works mainly in reduction linocuts. By their very nature, such prints will be very low in editon since each phase can only be printed at one time only, making way for the next 'layer'. Ian is one of Wales' foremost linocut artists. He has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad over the last 10 years. In 2010 he was made a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy.