Born in Farnham, England in 1970, Ian Rayer-Smith spent twenty years in business, working in the distribution and heath lifestyle industries before beginning his practice as an artist. Having had no formal training or prior experience, Rayer-Smith started to paint as a means of escape, discovering his talent at the age of 36.
Fascinated by the medium and its possibilities, Rayer-Smith found himself propelled into a completely different career change from entrepreneur to a full-time artist. After completing a degree in visual arts, he has since encountered a dramatic trajectory into the art world: attracting the attention of prominent collectors, winning several awards, and being featured in various international art publications.
Rayer-Smith’s paintings have a visceral yet emotional quality. He is currently represented by galleries in London, Melbourne, Paris and Florida.