Ian W., a dedicated and talented artist with a unique style, has been coming to the studios at Creative Clay since 2011. He paints in acrylics on canvas, wood and vinyl records, choosing celebrities and sports stars as his subjects, often on their birthdays. Ian references his projects using resources such as magazines, radio stations and the internet.
“I paint everything from local people to swimsuit models, to Hollywood icons and athletes. I paint musicians on records. Everything from boy bands, like New Kids on the Block, to pretty girl musicians like Firework Girl Katy Perry, to Hippie entertainment like Jerry Garcia,” Ian said.
Ian’s work can be seen in Creative Clay’s Good Folk Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Store, local shops and private collections. A series of Ian’s musicians painted on vinyl records is installed in the offices of Modern Business Associates, St. Petersburg. His portraits of celebrities are in the downtown offices of On Q Financial.