WCAF2014 winner Ian Rayer-Smith opens his winning solo exhibition at The Gallery at Bank Quay House.
Ian first picked up a brush at the age of 38 because 'I was bored'. He works alone, completely isolated, creating sometimes surreal images that on first glance to some are difficult, yet there is an underlying sensitivity. It’s important for Ian that a painting has emotional impact, if not it’s erased or rejected. When things get heavy he likes to lighten it up with a whimsical mark or gesture.