Monday, April 11, 2016

Loving the Art of Ian Berry

When British graphic designer, Ian Berry, lost his job a few years ago, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise.  Instead of looking for another full-time job, he decided to take his part-time hobby of denim art to a new level and work at it full time. 

The hobby began when Ian was about to leave home after university and his mother showed him a stack of his old jeans she was clearing was then that the idea of working with denim struck him - so many shades of denim, textures and weights - the ideas began to percolate and before long, Ian was producing portraits, streetscapes, still lifes, animal art and more.

His canvases begin with a base of denim and then the images grow layer by layer.  Amazing work!  And, as someone once described him, a "jeanius"!

Ian was named one of the Top 30 young artists in the world a few years ago and I can see why........his work is original, unique and with such unparalleled detail you might, at first glance, mistake them for paintings.

Check out more of his fabulous canvases at

Georgio Armani

Georgio Armani up close

Georgio Armani detail



Record Store

Still Life


  1. Hi Kaye, Just wanted to let you know I enjoy your postings. I am always interested to see just what catches your eye. Hopefully with your tracking you can see how many visit you as we are a bit lax in commenting our appreciation,
    Regards and thank you.

    1. Thank you, thoughtful of you to drop this note.......I really appreciate hearing from my followers and especially glad to hear you are enjoying the posts and still with me on this journey! Have a great day!

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    1. So, so amazing!! I can't even imagine how he has the time to even cut the fabric let alone compose such detail!!

  3. Oh wow! Crazy for denim. Most of my wardrobe is denim. Made small quilts, pillows, purses and pot holders with this great fiber. Such complex faces. Thanks. Gives me ideas to ponder.

    1. Yes, it is a wonderful fibre to work with (and wear) and Ian Berry is an inspiration to all of us.......! Nice to know he's given you some new ideas to ponder.........thanks for dropping by again! Have a great day!