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Ingrid Lee, is an international award winning artist in modern porcelain painting, abstract expressionist acrylic and mixed media paintings, fabric art. She teaches masterclasses and creates collaborative art projects to share creativity and inspire art enthusiasts in Australia and overseas. When she’s not painting or writing, she’s baking and tending her rose garden. For information about Ingrid’s exhibitions, masterclasses, projects or commissions contact ingridleeart.com ingridleeart.com
“Are you still painting??” asked one of my friends, as they remarked I hadn’t been online much (i.e facebook or twitter) or posting on my blog. The answer is YES, I’m working on many paintings at the moment….I’ve been researching the paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi for some canvas work- very interesting….and asemic writing for another painting I’m part way through planning.
I don’t have much time to be anywhere else except in my studio. We have school holidays here too, so I have another 4 weeks to entertain my kids with and get my own work done and still stay sane!!!!! Galleries, beach and garden parks await!
Over Christmas break I spent a lovely 2 days visiting a dear friend, my kids loved her chickens- all I can say is that the chickens learned to run fast …but this time spent with her has given me more clarity about a project and painting series to start in late 2014 and a re-connection to many things…ta Debs xx
Yesterday we went to Ashcombe Maze…the gardens are lovely and gave lots of time for quiet contemplation too….
In Australia we are in summer….so I’m surprised how green it was here….their lawn is still greener than ours!
Thankfully I am taking a 2 day business planning sabbatical next week along the beach, so that I can get through the myriad of magazine submissions, and masterclasses planning for 2013, and a new collaborative project overseas- very exciting, I’ll tell you about that later. Ironically a sabbatical is supposed to be a break from work (seriously that never happens EVER!)…but I need a break from my studio and home, so that I can get other things organised, minus the distractions LOL
So, I am painting and doing other things…I’m not disappearing! If you are interested in some more information about my masterclasses in porcelain painting, acrylics or ribbon embroidery and painting for 2013, commissioning a painting or a group art project, please contact me or make an appointment with me to chat on skype ingrid.lee75
I’ll be back in a week or so…… Happy New Year and creative prosperity to you
As you know I am lucky to be invited as a guest artist to St Petersburg to show my artwork and masterclasses…this journey has been one of soul fulfilment artistically and on many other levels. My journey to St Petersburg, Russia began with my quest to enrich my artistic soul and further explore the concepts of connectedness. So I have decided to formalise the experience
I am writing an online magazine with a product called Issuu.com with more detail about every artwork, and what inspired the works, the processes I went through in more depth. Basically it is a portfolio for me, but with more! In essence the magazine becomes like a masterclass in itself, where you will get insight into my trialling of innovative approaches with the aim of maximising the value of the experience for yourself and clients interested in my portfolio, in a magazine format.
While this blog keeps a record of some things, I haven’t shared all the artworks I am exhibiting about my experiences in St Petersburg last year and journey as an artist, and this magazine will feature all of this plus some free tutorials. The opportunity to be able to promote myself overseas and share my artistic journey is an achievement, and based on your comments and questions about my art etc via email and facebook, I think that this will inspire many of you…and hopefully entertain also.
I will also produce a magazine for my trip to Thailand later this year…I will be a guest there to exhibit a collection of porcelain art work also and maybe more. I’m really looking forward to this exhibition as it is to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 80th Birthday in Thailand International Porcelain Painting Convention.
Thanks for sharing in my journey, please let me know what you think….the technology for the format of this magazine looks great don’t you think?!
I think I should get this tattooed on my forehead or somewhere that I won’t forget this, or maybe put it in my make up case, so I see it every morning…..
“Never be afraid to be yourself, because in the end yourself it’s all you’ll ever be.”~
(Don’t know who wrote this…sorry!)
Always nice to share a feature article on oneself! Check out this Spolight on me on Friday Art Share at Fiona Stolze’s site Inspired Art And Living. While you are there, check out some of Fiona’s wonderful Silk painting on her facebook page and the other amazing things she’s involved in. Thanks Fiona for the opportunity to share my work with your readers
A strong person knows they have strength enough for their journey, but a person of strength knows that it is in their journey where they will become strong. -Unknown
I don’t know if you do this, but I use music to stimulate artworks, help me think about things, represent my thinking at the time, take me away, or simply chill and take 5….I find most genres of music do this for me….Ta Dave Brubeck
‘‘Never frown, even when you are sad, Because you never know who is Falling in love with your smile.”
One of my girlfriends shared this quote with me on facebook a while back, I don’t know who created the quote, but I like it
So here is my smile for when I am sad…I try not to frown, cos it gives you wrinkles
I haven’t done much art on smiles or mouths…I love drawing and painting eyes and hands as subject matter…something I’ll write about here later on…
“This painting I did a few years ago actually captured the essence of this. I was inspired after a longtime girlfriend came to visit. I just felt that from our chat that she was really grappling with herself still in her early 30′s at the time, not liking how she looked, where she was, insecurities about relationships, not knowing which person she had to be, feeling exposed, trying to find a way out…but really, it was, I think trying to find a way to her authentic self.This painting hangs in my family room, as a reminder for me about the self judgement I make, though a lot less now as I’ve learned to let go and accept a lot of things about myself (largely influenced by a syndrome I have called fibromyalgia), and most importantly to keep away from the anti-sisterhood who look for more victims to join their group of judgement. “This quote really summed up this artwork for me at the time:To look at oneself without any judgement is of the greatest importance, because that is the only way you can understand and know yourself. -Krishnamurti
At this time, I don’t have anything to paint about where I’m going, that’s probably why I’m writing….it’ll come ;p