Ian Wells is a Melbourne based Non Objective Artist whose artistic practice owes as much to his craftsmanship and woodworking skills as his painting skills.
Ian has a strong interest in old hand tools which he carefully collects and lovingly restores. Ian uses these tools to create the panels on which he paints and crafts the frames that finish them off using his carefully collected and lovingly restored tools. To see these tools in his studio is like stepping back in time.
The surfaces of his painted, sculpted and glass works are integral to the concepts behind his work. In fact surfaces are so important to Ian that he is currently developing a range of gesso panels to supply to other Artists. For more information on Ian's work, please visit https://www.art500.com.au/blog/january-20th-2016