My Name Is Ian Fainges and I am a failed artist as told by my Grade 8 Teacher.
I have been dabbling in Creative industries winning an Orange at 10 years old for an abstract. As a Teen, doing Performance art in Theatre and Puppetry. At 20 I started to discover that I could draw and painted my first abstracts, then went to Adult evening classes and discovered Oil Painting. I also took up a hobby of painting Miniature figures to recreate famous battle.
In 2001 I meet a Figure sculptor who enabled me to develop my love of sculpture and Whimsy.
Since then I've gone on to become an award winning artist. Turns out my teacher was wrong!
We asked Ian:
"What role does the artist have in society?"
To bring beauty back to a world that is divisive and angry.