Hi – I’m Ian Jermyn, an Australian-born working artist living on the west coast of Ireland in Strandhill, County Sligo. I’m happily married and father of two mischievous little wildlings who, daily, teach me many new things. I focus mainly on illustration but also do printmaking, textile dyeing and explore other mediums as ideas arise. Many folks have described my work as quirky, fun and a bit odd.
About my work
It’s my intention is to create visual work that surprises and delights.
Much of my work draws inspiration from the littoral fringe – where the land meets the sea. Living beside and playing in sea has been a visceral passion since my early childhood and continues to influence much of my work. My ideas often arrive spontaneously and are captured with pencil and paper. Finished work is achieved by using various media including ink, watercolours, relief printing, serigraphy, dyeing and digital methods.
I’m committed to improving my understanding of the way I produce my work and the resources involved. I understand that the supply-chains associated with my products and consumables can be long and complex, and that both people and the environment are an inextricable part. It is important to me to work efficiently, reduce waste and reuse, repurpose and recycle as much as I can.
Commission and collaborations are fun. If you’d like to discuss a new project get in touch.
Ian Jermyn, 2019