Born in 1972 in London, England, Iain Lonsdale studied Law at Reading University, adventured in South America, India and Nepal and then arrived in Tokyo in 1996.
Iain, a Tokyo resident of 24 years, is a self-taught painter who finds inspiration from his everyday existence in the densely populated metropolis of central Tokyo.
His images are a direct response of his need to find space and harmony in what he considers a chaotic environment.
Iain’s method of painting is spontaneous and unplanned using acrylic paint on canvas to express his feelings.
The artist says “My paintings are visual articulations of emotion triggered by a sense of compression”.