Ian Pope



Artist name

Ian Pope



Artwork information

Acrylic with gloss medium on acrylic paper, 40.5 x 30.5cm


What is it to be "Queer"? Are we defined by the clothes we wear, or the length of our hair. Or is it the person we feel we are inside that matters most. Are we defined by gender, or the gender we feel most inside? Is being masculine or feminine on the outside any pointer to how we feel on the inside? Perhaps our queerness is only truly defined when we are naked and in the arms of our lover, or when we can be our true self.


About the artist

Ian Wilson-Pope studied Art at A-Level in 1989. In 1997 he trained as an opera singer. He returned to painting in 2018, joining local art groups. His paintings use acrylic and Winsor & Newton "Artisan" water-mixable oils. Commissions welcome.