Ian Fry


Cumberland, British Columbia

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Ian fry was born in Edinburgh Scotland in 1956. He studied illustration and design at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1978.

After freelancing as a book and advertising illustrator in Scotland and later London, he moved to Canada in 1985.
For ten years Ian worked as an independent illustrator in Vancouver's Gastown. In 1994 he decided to devote more time to painting and rented a studio at Kleewyk, North Vancouver, creating several large paintings for a Japanese collector. The following year, Ian moved to Bowen Island, where fine art became his full time occupation with the island itself being the source of inspiration. A temporary move to Scotland in 2009 saw Ian selling in three Scottish galleries before returning to British Columbia, a part of the world closest to his heart. Ian resides on Vancouver Island.