Ian and Anne Fryers


Ian Fryers

After graduating from Manchester College of Art and Design, Ian worked for many years as an Interior Designer. It was during this period that his interest in painting grew and he experimented with all the popular painting media and printing techniques to discover the most suitable ways to portray colour and texture in the clear and vibrant manner he desired. The resulting style is typified by a bold handling of strong glowing colour and is permeated by an underlying basis of sound draughtsmanship and composition.

Ianís work displays a unique interpretation of familiar landscape scenes moving between the abstract and representational. The fells, lakes and marine locations around his South Cumbrian base figure prominently in his paintings, with the harbours of England and Scotland and the canals and waterways of Venice amongst his favourite subjects.

The development of this distinctive and original painting style led to many successful exhibitions, which allied with a rapidly growing demand for his work, persuaded him to begin painting full-time in 1996. Since then, he has regularly shown his paintings in Private and Public Galleries and Exhibitions, in particular across The Lake District, Lancashire, Yorkshire and at the Mall Galleries in London.

His work is held in collections in Canada, U.S.A., Europe and throughout the U.K. and selected prints have been published in open and limited editions in the U.K. and Japan.

Anne Fryers

Cumbrian artist Anne Fryers studied at Manchester College of Art and Design, graduating in Textile Design, then gaining a Certificate in Education.

After working as an art teacher and then bringing up a family, she began painting seriously in the 1990ís and has been exhibiting and selling work successfully ever since.

Her seaside subjects are full of warmth and sunshine and her work glows with colour and life. A versatile artist, she also paints semi-abstract landscapes and atmospheric paintings suggesting the light and warmth of the Mediterranean. A selection of her seaside pictures has been published and proved very popular.

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Elected as a Fellow of the International Guild of Artists and a Member of the British Watercolour Society, in 1996 she also won the Derwent Drawing Competition.

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