Ian Roberts has been painting for over 40 years.
His father was a painter and Ian accompanied him on painting trips from the time he was ten.
He attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. He studied figure painting in Florence, Italy.
He teaches plein air painting in Provence, France and Tuscany, Italy, as well as in the U.S. through his school Atelier Saint-Luc, named after the patron saint of painters. Ian shows in the U.S. and Canada, is an artist member of the California Art Club and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
He is author of two books, Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting, published by North Light Books, and Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision. He has also produced two videos, Mastering Composition and Plein Air Painting.