Ian Burke is a painter and printmaker whose artwork is inspired by coastlines and wild interior landscapes. He graduated Goldsmith's College, London in 1984 with an M.A. in Fine Art, and since then has exhibited widely. He is also a dedicated teacher and has taught for many years alongside making his own work. He is currently Drawing Master at Eton College, Berkshire.
Much of his work is inspired by the very particular landscape around his house and studio in the Yorkshire Moors. His studio, an old pig shed, contains the large Columbian printing press he uses to make his prints. He draws inspiration from the surrounding river, waterfall, house and garden. His fascination with fishing and the sea can be seen in the dramatic depictions of crabs and fish in this current exhibition.