Ian Lakey was born in Maryborough Victoria. He is a self taught artist who has been painting for most of his adult life. Working in acrylic, Ian paints huge canvases up to three metres in size which he works over again and again till he is happy with the result. Ian now lives in Lilli Pilli, just south of Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast. His beautiful Lilli Pilli Gum Series is inspired by the beautiful, lumiscent landscape which surrounds him.