Full-time professional fine art sculptor, Ian Thomson spent some years in Africa and Asia on development projects as an architect before turning to sculpture. While his travels have provided inspiration for his work, he also has degrees in Architecture and Philosophy. He describes his influences as Greek and Egyptian sculpture, including names such as Michelangelo, Rodin, Degas, Manzu and Maillol. But his influences also come from closer to home, namely his mother, an artist who exhibited at the Venice Biennale. Thomson works on raw marble blocks, after painstakingly planning his vision to the last detail on a clay maquette.
“I believe that in art we must use nature as our principal influence." Ian Thomson