Blog Menu

Artist Website: J M (Ian) Savage

Digital abstract artworkZumax

"My artwork takes me on several different journeys. When painting a landscape I often close my eyes and try to re-create a scene in my head. Sometimes they are from recent memory, but often from the distant past. Other times I refer back to the trusted sketchbook, for reference, and more recently I have started to take photographs to work from. When painting abstracts in oils I just take it one step at a time and often change direction mid-way, when I see something develop. Creating abstracts in digital format allows me to use a wide range of tools and ideas. Quite often I will have two or three drawings side by side, then scan them into the computer and arrange them into new conceptually layered pieces." -- J M (Ian) Savage, Vancouver, BC.

Digital artwork made from a scanWarpspeed

digitally manipulated abstract artworkTransformer

View more of J M (Ian) Savage's abstract artworks on his artist website:

About the author

Artist Eric Deis

Eric Deis is a contemporary artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Eric was born on a Canadian military station in Haida Gwaii. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (M.F.A.) and Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver (B.F.A.). His artwork has been exhibited in North America, Europe, and Asia.

View his artwork

Questions about Artist Run Website?
Ask Eric

Read more of Eric's posts

Easily build your art website

and focus your time on making art.


Try free for 30 days. No payment required.