Ian Howells has always loved drawing and painting but has no formal training in Art beyond A Level. He studied Geology and gained a degree in 1991, the fieldwork aspect of the course introduced him to some of the wilder landscapes of Wales and Scotland. His paintings style has developed over 25 years from colour-field abstraction through to representational landscapes. Hi current paintings reflect his interest in the relationships between the landscape and underlying geology, the meeting of land and sea and the changing interaction between sky and horizon. The landscapes are predominately Wales, where he has lived all his life.