Ian Thomson Illustrations



Three ranges of cards are available to buy now featuring famous London sights, views of Richmond Upon Thames and views of Topsham, in Devon where I live for part of the year. The Topsham range includes two Christmas card views of the high street in (very rare) snow. I am working on new venues so will be adding to the collection from time to time.



For my paintings, I choose places I love and the subjects that interest me, from a mix of landscapes and buildings to industrial views or scenes of cultural or historical interest. The collection, framed and unframed, reflects some of my more recent travels in Britain and Europe, from Kirkwall in Orkney and Clovelly in Devon to Nice in France and Naples in Italy.



I have created print runs of two of my most popular views of Exeter; vies of the beautiful Cathedral and of the Cathedral Green. Completed in 1400 but founded in 1133 the Cathedral is renowned throughout Europe. I was inspired not only by its amazing, decorated entrance but also by its setting, one of the loveliest of any of Britain’s great religious buildings.



I undertake both private and commercial commissions. The latter have included pubs, cafes, restaurants, Hotels and municipal buildings. Private commissions include homes, a favourite view or building, a setting or a place. Wedding venues are especially popular, for example as a gift from the parents of the couple to remind them of their big day.