Ian Nelson - Picture Framing For You

Ian Nelson

Now retired, Ian was renowned for his ability to capture the atmospheric beauty of the landscape of Wester Ross in northern Scotland. Often his paintings feature isolated crofthouses with a moody backdrop of looming mountains by idyllic loch shores. Bold and atmospheric, they perfectly capture the dramatic coastal scenery of Wester Ross as in the artwork  shown below.

We are able to offer some of his works as limited edition prints while stocks last.  Details about how to order are given below.

Above Little Loch Broom by Ian Nelson

Above Little Loch Broom by Ian Nelson

Limited edition print of an original watercolour. Framed with an Artcare double mount and a frame from the Bainbridge Nielsen Stucco range.

From Architect to Artist

Initially Ian trained at Durham University in the Department of Architecture and practised as an architect until 1986. However, he always had a strong urge to paint and decided to attend courses at the local College of Art at Middlesborough.

It wasn't until he moved to the Lake District, after getting married again and giving up architecture, that he finally had time to put paint on paper. Ian sometimes used ink and gouache in his paintings too. This was in order to achieve the strong colours and effects he desired as shown in the paintings in this article.

As soon as he allowed his pictures to go on sale in the Lake District, they sold. But Ian knew he wanted to paint the wonderfully dramatic landscapes that the scenery in Scotland offered rather than the very pretty and popular Lakeland views that were already extensively covered by many well-known artists.

One of the reasons therefore for moving to Wester Ross was to give Ian the opportunity to depict these landscapes. He soon found that his style worked well with the tremendous variety of weather conditions that prevail here! His architectural background allowed his depiction of traditional crofthouses in the landscape to be perfectly captured.

Destitution Road by Ian Nelson

Destitution Road by Ian Nelson

Limited edition print of an original watercolour. Framed with an Artcare double mount and a frame from the Bainbridge Nielsen Stucco range.

Ullapool Waterfront by Ian Nelson

Ullapool Waterfront by Ian Nelson

Limited edition print of an original watercolour. Framed with an Artcare double mount and a frame from the Bainbridge Nielsen Stucco range.

Limited Edition Prints for Sale

Ian is now retired and is not producing any new work. However, a few of his limited edition prints are still available. They are being sold at £45 each and this includes postage and packing to any UK address.

The prints which are available are illustrated below. They were each produced in editions of 250. There are two sizes of prints, panoramic and traditional.

Panoramic is produced with an image size of 405mm x 152mm and an overall size of 442mm x 195mm.

Traditional is produced with an image size of 412mm x 276mm and an overall size of 452mm x 320mm.

If you want to buy any of Ian's prints, please send a cheque made payable to "Gordon Harrison" together with details of the prints you want (including title and quantity) and your full delivery details.  Send your order to: 

Picture Framing for You, South Most Cottage, Contin,  Strathpeffer, Ross-shire IV14 9ES.

Please allow two weeks for delivery.

If you have any queries you can email us via our contact page, thank you.

Ian Nelson Panoramic Limited Edition Prints

For sale at £45.00 each

Mrs Maclean's Croft by Ian Nelson

Mrs Maclean's Croft by Ian Nelson

Limited edition print of an original watercolour.

Above Little Loch Broom by Ian Nelson

Above Little Loch Broom by Ian Nelson

Limited edition print of an original watercolour.

Destitution Road by Ian Nelson

Destitution Road by Ian Nelson

Limited edition print of an original watercolour.

Ullapool Waterfront by Ian Nelson

Ullapool Waterfront by Ian Nelson

Limited edition print of an original watercolour.

Ian Nelson Traditional Limited Edition Prints

For sale at £45.00 each

For Sale at Elphin by Ian Nelson

For Sale at Elphin by Ian Nelson

Limited edition print of an original watercolour.