Ivan's methods of painting were unusual, not being able to use fine brushes and the vision of other artists due to blindness. Fisheye lenses, fingers and magnifying glasses were his primary tools. Local painters and gallery owners hailed Baron an "Artistic genius". Artexpo/cal '90 at the Los Angeles Convention centre preceded, winner of the Mail on Sunday's New Artists' wall of Art in 1991 at Olympia exhibition. A first prize award at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in August 1991 earned him a six-month tour of major museums in the U.S.A , in 1994 selected for I.V.S.A.F. Brussels
Ivan's work is aesthetically pleasing, graceful and sensuous, whilst at the same time managing to keep the humour he was so renowned for in life. He was an enthusiastic artist who enjoyed much adoration from the rich and famous. He was uniquely gifted and much loved by both friends and family alike. Although his heart attack took him from us, he is remembered in his art.