TODAY (June 3) is the last chance to see Ian Cameron's exhibition of eight collage-paintings at the Attic Gallery Coffee Bar above Harlequin, in  King's Square, York.

"I start my paintings by doing a wax crayon rubbing on a manhole cover," says Ian. "I cover the rubbing with a vibrant watercolour wash called 'Brusho'. This causes a wax resist result.

York Press:

Holgate Mill, by Ian Cameron

"On to that I draw my image with a dip pen and Indian ink. I embellish the artwork with collage and watercolours. The final picture has a great deal of depth brought about by the different layers or levels."

Ian became interested in art "quite late in life at the age of 50" in 2003 when he attended an evening class studying for GCSE Art.

"I enjoyed it so much that I followed that with AS-level and then A-level studies," he says. "I increased my art knowledge by enrolling on an art and design foundation course at York College, which honed my skills due to some excellent teaching."

York Press:

Constantine The Great, by Ian Cameron

Ian has been selected on six occasions to exhibit at York Open Studios and he has built a wooden studio in his back garden where he creates all his artwork.

The Attic Gallery Coffee Bar is open from 12 noon to 11pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Images of Ian Cameron's work can be seen at