Ian Acott painting
I studied Design at Curtin University, formerly WAIT, and commenced my working life as a self-employed photographer and graphic designer. I moved into the advertising industry and worked for many years in advertising as a Graphic Artist and Studio Manager.

More recently I returned to painting and drawing and work primarily with acrylics and oil pastels although pencil sketching is also a medium I enjoy working with. 

The 2019 Artsource Salon Exhibition NOW was my first exhibition entry. Later that year I exhibited at the Darlington Arts Festival. In 2020 I was an entrant in The Collie Art Prize and in 2021 entered the Vasse Art Awards.

I have found inspiration recently in creating artworks of family pets and am available for commission work. I also enjoy painting landscapes, in particular Western Australian landscapes and this is evident in my current paintings that are based on holidays held at favourite places over a number of years.