IAN OLIVER BSc CEng LRPS
Ian Oliver was born and brought up in the Jedburgh area. He went to school in Jedburgh and then Hawick High School, before going to Heriot Watt University to study Civil Engineering.
He has always had an interest in photography, but this interest only became more serious in 2001, when he had a number of trips to Lakeland Photographic Holidays where his enthusiasm was re-kindled. He then joined Galashiels Camera Club, and the Royal Photographic Society.
He is a past Chairman of the camera club, and holds a Licentiateship with the RPS. He has also had a number of acceptances in National and International Photographic Exhibitions.
After 27 years in the Water Industry, the opportunity arose to take voluntary redundancy in 2006, and he took the bold step of changing career completely, and took a course in picture framing.
He set up a photography and picture framing business from his home in Newtown St Boswells, where he frames his own images for sale, as well as framing almost anything for anybody.
Having outgrown his existing premises next to his house, he moved to bigger, brighter ones at Tweedside Gallery at Easter 2011. Just at the other end of Tweedside Road, next to the Bank of Scotland. The Gallery was the old Post Office and has been extensively upgraded mainly by Ian.
His images are mainly landscapes, and often taken in less than ideal weather conditions. The images are all hand printed on quality art paper, and then framed to a high standard, predominantly in solid ash and oak.