Real name Ian Strange and born in 1966 (UK). Art has been a life-long hobby. The large majority of my artwork has been done with pencils or coloured pencils, which are ideal for the very detailed artwork that I enjoy. I used to specialise in classic car portraits (and the occasional railway drawing) which gave me plenty of experience of doing intricate detail. Apart from a few art classes at school, I have not had any formal training.
Coloured pencils are also ideal for reproducing soft skin textures of the soft subject-matter of this gallery. The delicacy of the shading can't be fully appreciated on a computer monitor.
I am currently self-employed as an artist and sound-recordist.
Since going online, I have been very keen on "size-acceptance", i.e. trying to make the world a better place for plus size ladies. From a personal point of view, I wanted to understand the reality (and considerable variety) of the lives, problems and issues of BBWs. It is rewarding to get to know the personalities, rather than simply admiring the beauty. Hopefully, the inner beauty and character of each lady in this gallery, shines through to the surface. I probably empathise to a degree, because I have my own experiences of school bullying, anxiety disorder (selective-mutism), and more. Life has its challenges!
A few other details/trivia relating to "Ianardo":
Born: January 1966
Height: 6ft (183cm)
Family origins: England/Sri Lanka
Education: Up to A' Level (Physics) plus some college studies (electronics and motor engineering)
Eye colour: Brown
Marital status: Divorced
Star sign: Capricorn
Favourite musicians: Rondo Veneziano
Favourite food: Anything sweet!
Favourite sports car: AC Cobra (the real thing!)
Favourite film star: Harold Lloyd
"I was in a tight spot, but I managed to wiggle out of it". (Mae West). "Failure is the only thing I've ever been a success at". (Bob Hope). "If I had any brains, I'd have known I wasn't a genius". (Phil Silvers). "...you've got the brain of a 4 year old boy, and I bet he was glad to get rid of it". (Groucho Marx). "HEY, don't drink that poison. That's 4 dollars an ounce!". (Groucho Marx). "...we lost our corkscrew. We were compelled to live on food and water for several days". (W. C. Fields). "I heard that remark and I resemble it!" (Jimmy Durante). "They laughed at me when I said I wanted to be a comedian. Well, they're not laughing now!" (Bob Monkhouse).
"If music be the food of love... then give me a jam doughnut" ("jelly donut" for American readers). (ianardo). "Follow your heart and you’ll never get lost." (Unknown).