02:49PM, Monday 15 February 2016
An art teacher has put his paintings on display at a free exhibition in Windsor Great Park.
Ian Mckillop, head of art at St Johns Beaumont School in Old Windsor, has spent months working on his ‘Moments and Memories’ exhibition which runs until Saturday, February 27.
The paintings on display at Cumberland Lodge are divided into three sections; landscapes of Cornwall and Scotland, abstract seascapes and skies, and the world of dance.
The 66-year-old said: “Dancing has always fascinated me and I spent some time with ballet dancers from the English National. I design sets for them as well and it’s great to see them in character and out of character off stage.”
Ian, who has been painting for most of his life, prefers to use oil on canvas - a medium which allows him to capture the texture of choppy seas in his seascapes.
The artist and teacher splits his time between Windsor and his studio in Spain.
He added: “I think it’s really important to show my students that there is an end to this, I always show them what I have been working on in the evening.
“It can be more than just a hobby and it can be your career.”
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