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Born South Gloucestershire 1959. On leaving school Ian Cryer set out to become a full time artist initially labouring to pay for his evening classes and tuition under Leonard Boden RP. He established his own painting classes in 1981 and continued exhibiting and developing his work. Portrait painting has always featured strongly in his work and he has for many years painted characters in pubs. He still lives near to Bristol with his wife, children and two cart horses that he has kept for many years and drives in his spare time.
 
Birth date   1959
 
Introduction   Born 1959, Lives near Bath with his fiancee and children. Portrait Painter, West Country landscapes, Interiors and industrial Landscapes. Taught Painting for many years, President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Interests include Railway history and the 1930's. Collector of vintage vehicles and author of the children's book series Rachael the Railway Horse.
 
Selected Commissions   Work in many collections including  
Price Waterhouse  
Wadworth Brewery  
Bass Breweries  
Lord Bath, Longleat House  
Hestercombe Gardens  
EWS Railway Co  
Royal Mail  
The House of Lords, Permanent Collection  
Cross London Rail Links(Crossrail)
 
Group Exhibitions   1981 - Royal Institute of Oil Painters  
1983 - New English Art Club  
1984 - Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition  
1984 - Royal Society of British Artists  
1985 - Royal West of England Academy  
1991 - The Discerning Eye  
1992 - The Cooling Gallery, Critics Choice ( Brian Sewell)  
elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2005
 
Solo Exhibitions   1976 - The Arts Centre, Bristol  
1983 - The Patricia Wells, Gallery, Thornbury  
1984 - The Linfield Galleries, Bradford on Avon  
1995 - The Bass Museum, "A Celebration of the British Public House"  
2001 - The Lynda Cotton Gallery, Watchet. "A Year in West Somerset".  
2002 - The National Railway Museum, York. " EWS Night and Day"
 
Artist's Statement   Likeness, freshness and spontaneity are the qualities i aim for in my portraits. I like the paintings to be about people as well as like them, so surroundings familiar to the sitter are an advantage ie at home ,in the local pub or at work.
 
 

Statement      I paint mostly from life, where possible i like to complete the work in one sitting or series of sittings on consecutive days. Thumb nail sketches are sufficient for my purposes but preliminary drawings can be produced if required by the client.

 

Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Drawings   From 800    $1500
  Head and Shoulders   From 1500    $2900
Half LengthFrom 1700 $2300
3/4 LengthFrom 2000 $3800
Full LengthFrom 2500 $4800
Double PortraitFrom 2500 $4800
Group PortraitFrom 3000 $5800
BuildingsFrom 1500 $2900
AnimalsFrom 1500 $2900
 
 
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