About the Artist

Ian Logan has been exhibiting and selling his paintings since before leaving secondary school. Born and brought up in Island Bay, his interest in art was encouraged by his father, himself a fine artist, and then developed through a study of art history at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. In the 1980s he exhibited extensively at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, the Wellington Trade Centre Art Gallery, and Wellington City Art Gallery. From 1993-1998 he ran his own gallery in Island Bay Wellington where he exhibited the work of North Island contemporary artists as well as his own work.

In 1998 he moved to the UK in order to further his art and music. In London he participated in, and organised numerous exhibitions, including group shows at the National Trust’s Sutton House in Hackney, and Stoke Newington Library Gallery. He also showed at New Zealand House (Haymarket, London) and in Paris at ‘Blanc et Blanc’ (Passage des Panoramas). His street scenes of the environs of Stoke Newington in London were extremely popular as were the cards and prints created from them. In 2004 his work was selected for the Royal Watercolour Society’s open exhibition and in 2006 for the Dulwich Picture Gallery Open.

In 2006 his next move was to Aberdeen, Scotland, as he felt the need to be closer to the mountains and sea again after eight years within the M25 around inner-city London. Based near Aberdeen in the north-east he has exhibited regularly with some of the established names of Scottish art and enjoyed the new challenge of painting in sub-zero temperatures in the snow! During this time he has also spent more time back in New Zealand and Island Bay in particular, holding two very successful solo exhibitions there in 2011 as well as exhibiting with the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

For a list of exhibitions please click here