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Heatherleys Exhibition: Ian Rowlands

17 - 29 October 2022


We’re pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Heatherleys tutor Ian Rowlands



Private View
Tuesday 25 October 2022
6pm – 8pm

Monday 17 – Saturday 29 October 2022

Heatherleys School of Fine Art
The exhibition takes place on the ground floor and in the conservatory on the first floor.


Works from the exhibition



Artist’s Statement

The work that I have displayed represents more than 30 years of looking, primarily at the human head. I feel that it reflects many of the influences that have shaped both my way of drawing and painting.

In the Norwich life room working from direct observation, I was taught how to look and engage with the formal problems that arise when making paintings about life. This was thanks to the guidance and example of John Wonnacott and John Lessore.

Later, at the Royal Academy schools, wrestling with the politics of the life room, my focus shifted to the human head, usually seen in close proximity and often in a domestic setting…. Read More.


Ian teaches on the following courses at Heatherleys:

Portrait Drawing and Painting
Contemporary Painting (Advanced)
Intermediate Oil Painting