Expressive Watercolor Landscapes | Ian Potts

“I see my watercolors as an extension of the history of English watercolor painting—absolutely within the tradition, but moving forward a bit, I hope,” British artist Ian Potts says. “People’s ideas of how they want to express themselves have changed, but the underlying craftsmanship doesn’t alter radically. It accumulates.”

Update on June 2, 2014: It is with great sadness that Watercolor Artist has learned of the passing of Ian Potts, shortly after the publication of the August 2014 issue in which his work is featured. He had been working in France when he was taken ill and returned to England, where he passed away May 31. Ian trained in Sunderland in the north of England, and at the Royal Academy Schools, London. He taught at Brighton College of Art, including 35 years as a course leader in fine art. Career highlights include a British Arts Council touring exhibition in 1981-82 of his Greek and Italian watercolors, “Fragments Against Ruin.”

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

 

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

Untitled (watercolor on paper) by Ian Potts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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