Commenting on what is the first retrospective exhibition of Potts’ work, Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, said: “I am sure the exhibition will be a revelation to those who do not know of Ian's work and a welcome reminder and deepening of experience for those who do."
Professor Anne Boddington, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, said: “This inspiring and beautiful exhibition is a retrospective celebration of Ian’s life as an artist and the development of his painting. It is hosted by the University of Brighton in honour of his achievements during the 40 years he taught here."
Works being shown at the exhibition are of land and seascapes from Brighton, Hastings, Bath, Windsor, the Lake District and of scenes in France, Italy, Spain, Egypt, Yugoslavia and Greece. The one oil landscape is a large, early work depicting Brighton’s lost West Pier.