I’m thrilled to bring you the first of a new series of artist interviews that I’m going to be sharing with you fortnightly on this site.
Last week I started a new project called Friday Art Share, asking you to share a link to your website at the end of my blog post. I then took all of those who entered and put them in a hat.
Ingrid Lee’s name came out and she is the first artist I have the pleasure of featuring here.
I first met Ingrid a few months back on my Facebook SilkandArt page and was amazed at the diversity of her artwork and the outstanding detail she puts into it all.
The first pieces I saw were her vibrant oil and acrylic paintings, but imagine my surprise when I discovered that she also created the most intricate silk ribbon embroideries. Further talents of hers include porcelain painting and mixed media.
Luckily for those of you who resonate with her artwork and feel drawn to her, you can also sign up to take part in her master art classes and seminars which she conducts in Melbourne, Australia, as well as St. Petersburg and other locations.
It’s of particular note that Ingrid is a self-taught artist and her skills and experience as a trained school teacher come to the fore in the art tutorials and classes that she teaches.
Ingrid puts a great focus on florals in her work and captures them in every conceivable form and mood using vibrant colours and fascinating techniques. Some of her creations are so lifelike, they make you want to reach out and touch them.
She’s such a creative soul, constantly expressing her artistic talents in whatever medium she feels drawn to at that moment.
Ingrid is also a wonderful advocate for other artists and spends a lot of her time thematically sharing what they do with her online followers in various journals that she painstakingly compiles. I think it’s fair to say that she has a very generous heart.
Her blog, IngridLeeArt.com, is full of beautiful photos (see the gallery) and posts which I’d love to encourage you to go and visit as I just can’t do her justice in these few lines here. There are also tutorials as well as many hints and tips around the different artforms she practises.
I hope that the photos I am sharing here will inspire you as they have done me and that you will go and find out more about Ingrid and her artistic outpourings.
You’ll find these links useful and it would be lovely if you left a comment to let her know you were there. I know she’d really appreciate it and would certainly reply.
IngridCreates – a treasuretrove of hints, tips, fun, creativity