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Ian 'H' Watkins

Ian H. Watkins, known by his stage name as H, is a Welsh singer, dancer and actor. He is known as a member of the British pop group Steps. In 2020, he competed in the twelfth series of Dancing on Ice.

Ian was born in 1976 in the Rhonda, South Wales When he was about to begin his training at Cardiff Art School, in 1997, his life took a sudden and successful sidestep when he joined pop group, Steps.

25 years, 4 number 1 albums and 22 million albums later, Ian is also finding time for his passion of painting. All of Ian's works are drawn from the experience of escaping into the landscape, and being consumed by it.

Following a number of sold-out exhibitions, Ian took a break from painting to start a family. With his children now in school, Ian has found the time to be creative once again and has recently been signed by multiple galleries. 

It’s a huge privilege to be part of this year’s selection panel. This process has taught me a lot about myself as an artist and as a collector. When I paint, a little part of me is released into the world so I know how it feels to be ‘judged’. I’ve been blown away by the talent and diversity in this year’s competition. Congratulations to everyone who entered! 


Ian 'H' Watkin's Selection

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