'My work of the last few years has been of a personal exploration of the Clare coastline. The paintings are very much rooted towards using strong compositional arrangements while trying to achieve the physicality and energy of the scene through working with the paint.'
Ivan lives in rural Newmarket on Fergus with his partner Bronagh, an interior stylist.
1995 - 1999 Fine Art - Printmaking Limerick School of Art and Design
2018 'Found Edges' Joan Clancy Gallery
2017 'Doonmacfelim' Triskel Art Centre, Cork
2020 Affordable Art Fair London (Doorway Gallery)
2019 Doorway Gallery Christmas Show
2019 Edinburgh Art Fair (Doorway Gallery)
2019 Courthouse Gallery Summer Exhibition, Ennistymon, Co.Clare.
2019 'A Question of love' group show, Blackbird Gallery, Kilkenny.
2018 RHA Annual Exhibition (Invited)
2017 Boyle Art Festival 'Facing West'
2015 Sky Landscape Artist of the Year contestant
2011 Limerick Printmaker's Open show
1999 International Student Exhibition, Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall, UK.
Awards and notes
2019 Awarded residency at Cill Rialaig Artists Retreat, Ballinskelligs, Co.Kerry
2018 Artist in residence at Bloom Festival, Phoenix Park by invitation of the Kildare Gallery.
Sunday Independent 2017 by Cristín Leach.
Irish Examiner interview 2017 by Ellie O'Byrne.
The Doorway Gallery, Frederick St., Dublin.
McKenna Gallery, Omagh, Co.Tyrone, NI.
Gallery 1608, Bushmills, Co.Antrim, NI.
The Kildare Gallery, Carton House, Maynooth, Co.Kildare.