After initially training as a graphic designer, Beav-Art (aka. Ian Leaver-Blaxstone) began developing his signature style as an artist; experimenting with complimentary bold and bright images, presenting contrasting fragments of the modern world and vintage B-movies and sci-fi themes.
Ian was the artist behind 'Souls to Paradise' installation. A piece which consisted of over 2,000 hand folded paper cranes, being hung as a memorial to those lost to covid. It was displayed within 'the Spire' (decommissioned church) with the cranes suspended in the form of a murmuration. This poignant tribute received nationwide coverage and is due to be reinstalled in the centre of Brighton soon.
Ian is a regular artist at Conclave Gallery Brighton with a selection of his works in the (Currently showing) 'Falling for it' group show. He also has work due to appear in Open21 Worthing Museum Exhibition which starts October 2nd, His works have been published by Penguin (100 illustrated adventures of Doctor Who) and he also appeared on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2019.