You guys know how we love discovering new artists. You’ve met Seigar and David on Dragon Journal previously. Ian Lowry is another artist we came across on social media. Ian is from North Ireland and uses his art to pay tributes to his beloved performers and famous movie characters by recreating them as canvas paintings.
” I’m a huge movie and music geek so most of my work usually revolves around characters or performers I like, I prefer portrait painting over anything else,” Ian told Dragon Journal, “The artists I really look up to are Dave Palumbo and Christopher Lovell, I think these guys really are modern masters! I don’t have any formal education in art so I’m still trying to find my own style, for the time being, I just try to concentrate on realism.”
Ian finds his art therapeutic and was happy to leave his call center job to dedicate his time to his canvas paintings and wall murals more freely.
Ian’s canvas paintings and wall murals beautifully depict many famous movie characters.
When asked what inspires him as an artist, Ian told us, “I would say I’m inspired by a strong desire to create and see art as a form of meditation. I had suffered badly from depression and anxiety and used my painting as a way to relax and channel that negative energy.”
Other than movie characters, Ian also loves to depict his favorite performers on his canvas paintings and wall arts.
He prides himself on being a full-time artist and loves to experiment with his work.
Want to get in touch with Ian? Follow him on his Instagram account: @ianlowryart