When British graphic designer, Ian Berry, lost his job a few years ago, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Instead of looking for another full-time job, he decided to take his part-time hobby of denim art to a new level and work at it full time.
The hobby began when Ian was about to leave home after university and his mother showed him a stack of his old jeans she was clearing out......it was then that the idea of working with denim struck him - so many shades of denim, textures and weights - the ideas began to percolate and before long, Ian was producing portraits, streetscapes, still lifes, animal art and more.
His canvases begin with a base of denim and then the images grow layer by layer. Amazing work! And, as someone once described him, a "jeanius"!
Ian was named one of the Top 30 young artists in the world a few years ago and I can see why........his work is original, unique and with such unparalleled detail you might, at first glance, mistake them for paintings.
Check out more of his fabulous canvases at IanBerry.org
Georgio Armani up close
Georgio Armani detail