Ian Hargreaves was born in Blackpool in 1957, but grew up on the south coast. After studying Technical Graphics at Bournemouth Art College he realised his future lay in painting. The early 1980's saw him working in London and Palermo undertaking commissions. By 1986 he had established a base in Germany and a strong following, with both solo and group exhibitions in many well-known German galleries.
Painting in acrylic and oil, Ian's work is focused on capturing the moment. This may be a reflection in water or a street scene with the hustle and bustle of modern life. Most of his paintings are inspired by his travels around Europe.
Ian has exhibited in the USA and across Europe and been awarded the 2016 artist of the year by Artist and Illustrator magazine.
His works hang in many private and public collections world wide.