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Ingrid Thomas

Currently Ingrid is doing a great deal of work in acrylics because she likes the fact that they dry quickly and she can paint in layers. She enjoys the intense colours and can work on a number of very different paintings at the same time because ‘it stops me getting too precious and overworking any particular one. There are drawbacks such as the difficulty with blending colours due to the quick drying.’
It is easy to gather that Ingrid does not let the grass grow under her feet artistically because her style has evolved over the years from realistic paintings to those that demonstrate exciting movement and vibrant colour; paintings that never stand still. It is colour that inspires Ingrid and helps her determine where they lead in any new piece.
She is also inspired by the natural environment but unlike some photographers who wish to replicate what they
see in camera Ingrid hopes always to take an unusual viewpoint.  In pursuit of a different viewpoint Ingrid
explores a theme in a variety of ways, and with different media. On reflection Ingrid commented that:
‘Initially I was fascinated with the rocks at the Prom, and loved the interplay of air, water and rock. But once I was
the ‘rock lady' it was time to change. Trees were the next frontier. I like to paint a feeling rather than an exact
reproduction of scene.
Painting for her is a playing with colour and often floral themes emerge. Birds may show themselves .
“Exuberance” is my mantra’.

 

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