Ian Humphreys lives and paints on Heir Island, West Cork. He was born in Hertfordshire in 1956. He studied at Exeter College of Art, gaining a BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting in 1979.

 Ian moved to Ireland in 1999 and now lives and works on Heir Island, West Cork.Since 1979, Ian has exhibited widely both nationally & internationally, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition & the Hunting Prize, winning 2nd prize in 1998.
His work is in countless prestigious private & public collections, including
Allied Irish Bank
Beacon Medical Group & Hospital, Burmah Castrol
British Rail Board
Carr Communications, Ltd
Coopers & Lybrand
Credit Suisse
Glaxo Smithkline
James Capel
J P Morgan
Office of Public Works ROI
Oyster Point Limited
Pincent Masons
Reading Museum and Art Gallery Societé Generale
Tate & Lyle
The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation
Trinity College, University of Cambridge