Ian McLaughlin

    • heartichoke x-ray big open secret
    • Acrylic and Fabric on Panel
    • 30" x 30"
    • floral topographic pocket notations
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 30" x 30"
    • Seismographic Heartichoke and the Wake Up Morning Love Dance
    • Acrylic on Panel
    • 30" x 30"
    • SOLD
    • Meadowlark Nautical Space Blip
    • Acrylic and Beeswax on Canvas
    • 67" x 47"
    • Three Pockets of Powerful Resistance
    • Acrylic and Beeswax on Canvas
    • 67" x 47"
    • 1 Pocket of Powerful Resistance
    • Acrylic and Beeswax on Canvas
    • 67" x 47"
    • SOLD
    • Field Notations
    • Acrylic on Birch Panel
    • 28" x 40"
    • SOLD
    • Silent love Bomb Initiated
    • Acrylic on Birch Panel
    • 28" x 40"
    • SOLD
    • Other Side Brush Up
    • Acrylic, Tempera, Water-based Pigments on Canvas
    • 67" x 47"
    • SOLD
    • Bursting
    • Acrylic, Tempera, Water-based Pigments on Canvas
    • 67" x 47"
    • SOLD
    • Landing Party Notations
    • Acrylic, Tempera, Water-based Pigments on Canvas
    • 67" x 47"
    • SOLD
    • Synesthesia for the Times
    • Acrylic, Tempera, Water-based Pigments on Canvas
    • 67" x 47"
    • SOLD
    • Field Bumps
    • Mixed Media on Recycled PVC
    • 15" x 25"
    • Brushfire in the Garden of Your Mind
    • Acrylic, Water-based Pigment Inks on Birch
    • 9" x 24"

Artist Statement

Observational drawing-research informs my work in color and form, creating botanical science fiction-like pieces that make an organic layered narrative. Constantly curious and playful, my paintings take unexpected turns and jumps while in the making.

Some of the paintings have an x-factor woven into the process by allowing other people to paint/draw in intervals on the pieces. Creating a static distillation of the kinetic call and response like residue of marks and color left by each individual. The solo acts of painting in private, acts like a cathartic controlled graffiti wall, or a visual message board that I then edit and piece together.