Ian Brown

Since completing his degree in the early 1980s, Ian’s practice has encompassed both painting and photography.
The last ten years his focus has been on intimate portraits of women, alluding to the famous Goya portraits of the Duchess of Alba.
In these paintings, Goya uses a commanding hand gesture and Ian references this gesture in his portraits conveying the empowerment, self confidence, beauty and maturity achieved by his sitters.

Feeling the love

We spent some time looking for someone who could produce some solid wooden frames to mount our medals in. James, listened carefully to what we wanted and made us the exact high-quality frame we needed. Since then, we re-order every couple of weeks including some complex bespoke frames. We have been working together for about 10 years and I couldn’t recommend The Framing Centre highly enough.

Matthew Holland
Bigbury Mint

Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre are our go to framers for The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth. They have a particular empathy for artists requirements and always produce work to the highest quality. Many of our exhibiting artists have been so impressed with the outcome that they go on to use Artmill for all their work.

Dr Sarah Chapman, Artistic Director
The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth