image: John McRae


Based in Sydney, Australia and painting for around 20 years, Ian Thomas has now staged 13 solo exhibitions and had works included in numerous group shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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

Ian's paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Australasia, Europe and the USA, having been purchased by such varied collectors as renowned fashion designer Colette Dinnigan and Melbourne's five star Grand Hyatt hotel. 

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