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Ian McManus

www.ianmichaelmcmanus.com

Ian was born in a small village just outside Cambridge, and while at

school, the only subject he was really interested in was art, particularly

relief sculpture. He has have done a variety of jobs throughout his life,

none of which fulfil the creative side of his nature and that's probably

why thirty years or so after leaving school, he decided to take up art

again.


Ian began with acrylics and then moved on to oils but was never happy

with his efforts. He realised he needed to learn the art of painting from

the beginning again and enrolled in an art course at the local college.

However, the only course available was for watercolour, so he thought

he'd give it a go!


From there on he was hooked on watercolour and now paints exclusively

in that medium.




His style is direct application of paint with no overlay of washes as he believes this gives the finished painting the

transparency so desired by many watercolour artists.


Ian believes that anyone who is passionate enough about painting can learn to paint. It's a continual learning

experience, but very rewarding when it all comes together and you finish up with a painting you're happy with.


He runs weekly watercolour classes, and also does occasional day workshops for art groups.


His subjects are taken from everyday life, from the UK to France, Spain, Greece, anywhere there's a moment to be

captured in watercolour.



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Paint Beautiful Cotswolds Villages

Ian McManus

Paint Beautiful Cotswolds Villages

Double Occupancy £795

Single Occupancy £875

Non-Painter £575

Dates : 19th - 23rd June 2023

Media : Watercolour

Type : Location

Join Ian McManus on this opportunity to paint the beautiful villages of the

Cotswolds in Watercolour.


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