A Boy Returns Home Not Realizing How Much He’s Changed

Using a variety of mixed media including oil, acrylic, ink, charcoal and graphite, artist Ian Francis creates fantasy-fueled scenes that are filled with mystery and intrigue. In 2010, he released a new set of work that looks as if he's shifted his style from dream-like to cinematic.

The UK-based painter will be headlining his first solo exhibition at the prestigious Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Called Fireland, it will consist of over a dozen new mixed media works on canvas as well as a selection of new works on paper. The show will run from March 3 to April 2, 2011.

Love the descriptive titles he includes with each piece.

A Strange Ghost Follows a Girl to the Edge of a River

Walking Down a Street a Person is Crushed by Light

Three People Lose Track of Time in the Financial District of San Francisco

Five People Crack up at the Opera House

A Strange Ghost Follows a Girl to the Edge of a River

Girl on a Park Bench

An Island Finally Comes to an End Over and Over Again in 2010

Girl on a Park Bench

A Girl’s Newfound Love for Technology Grows to Fill Her Whole World

Joshua Liner Gallery website

Contemporary Dream State - Ian Francis

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Comment by Alyssa Anda on February 22, 2011 at 2:56pm
Nicely done :) His use of strong colors really adds to each piece.
Comment by sAm on February 22, 2011 at 2:20pm
The titles help a lot, great work!
Comment by Josh Atkinson on February 22, 2011 at 11:05am
dig these

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