Artist Ian Scott Massie was born in London in 1952 and grew up in Buckinghamshire. He began painting professionally while a student in Durham. He paints in watercolour and creates hand-pulled screen prints. Massie specialises in single-themed exhibitions, most recently Tales of the Dales, Places of Pilgrimage and Moor Stories. The Masham Gallery in North Yorkshire is the principal outlet for his painting, prints and books.