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Ian Scott Massie


Ian Scott Massie was born in London and grew up in Buckinghamshire close to the childhood home of Paul Nash – an abiding influence in his work. He studied at school under Romeo di Girolamo (current President of the Royal Society of British Artists) and began his professional career while a student at Durham University.
He has specialised for some time in single themed exhibitions which have included The Buildings of York (Blake Gallery, York), Paintings of Fountains Abbey (Fountains Hall, near Ripon) and From William’s Words (Rydal Mount, Ambleside). In addition to this he exhibits regularly at galleries throughout Britain and has work in print with major art publishers. The Gallery in Masham, where he now lives, is the principal outlet for his work.
His books of painting and poetry include Under a Northern Sky, Spirit of Place and Journeys and he has written for The Artist, Craftsman Magazine, Art Business Today and Artists and Illustrators Magazine.
He is currently working on paintings and screenprints based on stories of the Yorkshire Dales for an exhibition in 2013.
Ian Scott Massie holds a B.Ed. and an M.A.. He is the events coordinator of the Masham Arts Festival and a tutor Artison Arts and Crafts Teaching Studios. He was a semi-finalist in BBC’s Mastermind 2010 after answering questions on Paul Nash.