Ivan Michael Trollip was born in Pretoria, South Africa. He has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity since he began painting full time in 1991. His studies include art courses in 1988 and 1989, followed by two years of study in life drawing. Prior to that he trained in all facets of visual merchandising and artistic display.
This, coupled with years of practical experience as a landscape artist, has given him the wonderful sense of perspective and composition found in all his oil and acrylic works. His subjects range from wildlife to abstract and florals, for which he is best known.
His love of the wild and his intimate knowledge of our local fauna and flora is combined with his own creative personality, resulting in a joyous celebration of colour, diversity and harmony in all his works.
Apart from a strong local following, Ivan has works in private and corporate collections in the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Australia, Canada and Asia.