Artist Ian Roberts has been painting for over 40 years. The son of a painter, Ian would accompany his father on painting trips from the time he was ten years old. He attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and studied figure painting in Florence, Italy. He taught plein air painting for 25 years in Provence, France and in the U.S. through his school Atelier Saint-Luc, named after the patron saint of painters. Ian is the author of two books Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting, published by Penguin/Random House, and Creative Authenticity: 16 Principles to Clarify and Deepen Your Artistic Vision. He currently teaches three online courses and produces a weekly Youtube channel on Mastering Composition. Ian shows his work in the United States and Canada and lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, painter Anne Ward.