Ian Layton was born in Mexborough in 1953 and expressed an interest in drawing and painting from an early age.
Growing success as an artist allowed him to fulfil a desire to paint on his own terms, painting daily, dividing his time between his studio and locations throughout the U.K. and abroad.
His paintings are a celebration of light and atmosphere, he particularly enjoys capturing the transient aspects of weather and the 'contre-jour' effect of painting directly into the light.
His work has been displayed at many prestigious institutions, exhibiting at:
The Royal AcademyThe New English Art ClubThe Royal Institute of PaintersThe Royal Society of Marine ArtistsThe Royal Society of British Artists
Ian is a member of the Northern Boys group of artists, his work is held in public and private collections both nationally and internationally.
Read Ian's Interview about his life and work here.