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In a 20+ year career, Sydney-based artist, Ian Thomas has staged 15 solo exhibitions and had work included in numerous group shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Working with mixed media, he produces vigorous, witty, rough-edged abstract works referencing his personal take on people, music, film, travel and literature.

Ian’s paintings are held in private and corporate collections throughout Australasia and Europe, having been purchased by such varied collectors as fashion designer, Colette Dinnigan and Melbourne’s five star Grand Hyatt Hotel. He is also a featured artist in the brand new Sheraton Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Sydney.

Ian has been selected to show at The Other Art Fair on five occasions, both in Sydney and Melbourne, was nominated in Vogue Living as one of five talents to watch at the latest fair in Melbourne and has been chosen as a feature artist by the Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. Ian’s work has appeared in many publications including GQ, Home Beautiful, Real Living and the Sydney Morning Herald.

For more information on any of the works you see on this site or to arrange a visit to the studio, email