Ian McLean’s mid-century modernist oils are claiming attention. The Sarnia, Ontario high school art teacher has an exhibition-filled C.V. and a way with paint that marks him as a talent to watch. His imagery has a 1960s feel but his color palette is more pop art/post impressionistic.
I choose to paint with oil. It is fluid and messy and it often does not behave. It is a rather serious medium with an enormous history but I like to coax and cajole and use it to render images that are at once irreverent and laden with serious subtext. –Artist statement
Ian McLean’s website, here.