Born in Bristol in 1964 Ian moved to Swansea in 1974 and has made his
home in an area which he finds 'inspiring'.
On leaving school he attended a one-year foundation course in Art &
Design before enrolling on the West Glamorgan Institute four year Technical
Illustration and Graphic Design Course.
Ian worked for a number of design agencies before leaving to follow his
other passion - music.
He never stopped painting, however, and worked continually on a commission
"I feel that music and painting are very similar in that they both
provoke an immediate reaction from an audience, good or bad. Someone will
know whether they like a certain piece of art or music but will not always
be able to explain why, it will just strike a chord with them on an almost
Ian Simmons 2002
Ian Simmons is experienced in all styles and techniques from cartoon /
caricature line drawings to oils, acrylics and every medium between.
Glamorgan Institute : Technical Illustration and Graphic Design
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