Since completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Sculpture) at Norwich School of Art, Iona has been exhibiting her paintings and hiring out her sculptures of plankton and sea creatures to music videos, clubs and galleries in London and San Francisco with the aim of emphasising the importance of nature within our lives. She has constructed a ten foot Papier-mache shark sculpture for the London Aquarium, made a documentary on the Artist Andrew Logan and worked as a model maker on the series ‘Treacle People' for LWT. After studying an MA in Computer Animation and Digital Special Effects at Bournemouth University, she gained experience working with the Natural History Museum and in the Computer Games Industry as a 3D Artist. In 2002, after a 2 year Acting course at Morley College, London, Iona co-founded Purple Broccoli Theatre Company, an eco-themed Theatre In Education Company, with whom she performed in plays and led Art and Drama workshops in Primary schools in London for the next 8 years while also working as Events Assistant and Invigilator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
In 2004 she completed a Commission for a permanent installation of her Stereoscopic 3D Animation 'Swimming with Plankton in 3D' for the Marine Display under the Palm House at the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. In the same year she completed an eight foot angler fish sculpture for Greenpeace at Glastonbury Festival.
Since moving to Brighton in 2010, Iona has contimued to exhibit her sculptures and 3D Animation at Brighton Science Festival, Brighton Digital Festival, Onca Gallery, Phoenix Gallery, The De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on Sea, Bimble Bandada Festival, Echoes Party Founder and Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. She has also made sculptures for the Children's Parade for Brighton Festival and in 2016 led a workshop with Purple Broccoli co-founder Caroline Gray for Bognor Regis Council making wool jellyfish sculpures as part of their H2O festival.