As a motorbike enthusiast, Ian decided on a biker theme for his design. He wanted to show that bikers – like hares – have a zest for life, a desire for freedom, are resourceful and love the great outdoors. Whether it’s helping a fellow motorcyclist broken down at the side of the road, taking part in a charity run or a toy run for underprivileged children, bikers are keen to help out.

From the north-east of Scotland, Ian has had a flair for art and a passion for motorcycles from as long as he can remember. Starting his working career in the automotive industry as a paint sprayer gave him an insight into paint preparation and painting skills. Applying these skills to motorcycles and helmets he was able to develop his artistic skills in the form of custom painting. Wanting to hone his skills further he enrolled in a Graphic Design course part-time, which led to achieving an HNC. This in turn gave Ian the confidence to try out his skills on canvas.

Ian’s work has been featured in magazines, exhibited and won awards including Press and Journal Local Artist of the Year 2022.

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The Big Hop Trail sees hare sculptures designed and created by some of the country’s most talented artists. After the event, the large hare sculptures will be sold at a charitable auction, with the net proceeds raised for Clan Cancer Support.

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