Ivan Clarke is a well-known artist living on the doorstep of UNESCO world heritage areas in the beautiful southern-lakes region of New Zealand. Ivan started imitating his father at the easel on rainy days when he was just a boy. When he was 11 he started selling his art without most being aware a child had painted them. His pastime became an enterprise as he grew up and learned the family trade of sign painting, illustration and commercial art.
Ivan created Lonely Dog after leaving his dog behind to go on holiday.
The Lonely Dog Art has now grown into an enormous art collection of over 200 artworks, known as the Lonely Dog Legacy collection.
The Art invites viewers on a journey into a truly eccentric and whimsical world and has caught the imagination of thousands.
His dramatic paintings are exhibited in his central Queenstown Art Gallery as well as in the US, with collectors from over 40 countries. Today he is passionate about bringing the legend of Lonely Dog to life and bringing it to the world.