Ivan Clarke is a well-known artist living in the beautiful Southern Lakes region of New Zealand.
Ivan's works express over thirty years of interpreting on canvas the majestic natural landscapes of his
homeland New Zealand.
The powerful luminous quality of his
landscape paintings in 'Grande-Scale' range from dramatic compositions of light to subtle veils of atmosphere and colour.
Subjects vary from the natural grandeur of New Zealand's landscapes, to contemplative studies of nature, to figurative works.
A second generation artist, Ivan began his career as a commercial artist and soon moved into fine art.
Largely self-taught he
now has a strong international following and says he
is inspired by a surprising mix from 19th century greats such as Claude Monet and Albert Bierstadt , through to Chagall and even Dr. Seuss.
In more recent years Ivan
has become well known as the creator of the Lonely Dog series of paintings and story which is currently being developed into a feature film.
The book, Alveridgea - The Legend of the Lonely Dog has been published by Atlantic Books - London
and is now available through booksellers around the world as well as copies, signed by Ivan Clarke
himself, available through this gallery.