Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

Hampshire, Warsash, United Kingdom

About Ian Holtedahl-Finlay

Born London in 1969, I grew up being encouraged to draw and my school studies ended up concentrating on art related subjects.I moved to the south coast of England in 1992 which enabled me to develop my experience in sailing and other outdoor sports.Having always created work in either pencil or pastel, in 2002 I decided to teach myself to paint; initially in watercolour and soon received a number of commissions. A year or so later I took the opportunity to paint full time. I now work predominantly in oil with some drawings and intricate sketches in pencil. I also indulge in a little photography, too.
My inspirations may not always be reflected in my work but I list J Steven Dews, Shane Couch, Jamie Medlin, David Curtis, Montague Dawson, Steven Dews, Derek Gardner, Ian Houston, Robert King, David Sawyer, Peter Smith, Richard Thorn, JMW Turner, Vettriano and John Webster as some of the painters whose work I observe closely.

Education

Exhibitions include:
Hamble Artists Exhibition 1994,
Bishops Waltham Art Festival 2002,
The Robin Hood-Durley 2002-2004,
ArtAid for Africa 2007,
Litchfield Gallery-Lymington Support for Naomi House Exhibition 2008,
Solo Exhibition - Hampshire Open Studios 2008
Affordable Art Fair - 2009, London
Not The Royal Academy at Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings, London - 2009
Society of Equestrian Artists, Mall Galleries London - 2009
Portsmouth & Hampshire Art Society 100th Exhibition, Portsmouth - 2009,
Hamble Art Trail - 2010,
Best of Hampshire Artists - 2010,
Go Figurative Art Sales - HSBC, Canary Wharf & Linklaters, City of London - 2011