A little while ago I was invited to be interviewed for a blog about art, beauty, home and inspiration by Kathy Clubb at A Beautiful Home. It’s always a pleasure to participate in interviews, especially when the questions are interesting and not what I regularly write about. I was asked about my teaching, and how I juggle home and career with my art and business; here is an excerpt:
“Teaching is not about persuading, you either want to learn, or not. So my approach is to facilitate to change your mind-set to open your creative thinking processes and learning to trust yourself.” Ingrid Lee (2014)
You can read the whole interview here and get a bit more insight into my creative space
I regularly contribute to print magazines and online blogs or websites, or online print formats, see… Continue reading
Shortly I’ll be in Sweden sharing experiences of my techniques and approaches to painting abstract and expressionism with acrylics. I haven’t been to Sweden before, so it’s an exciting first trip which I’m really looking forward to seeing how I will be creatively inspired by this journey- and I plan to visit some galleries while I’m there too and fit in some private study time. In this post, I wanted to share some information about these types of courses, because it’s not all about randomly splashing the canvas with paint! I’ll be also sharing one of my latest paintings which also serve as a class sample.
Any of my painting master classes- whether on porcelain or canvas, is focused on practice into theory- so what does that mean? Well my approach… Continue reading
Day 9 painting journey- it’s back! Well it has been a long time since my last post on this painting journey…life gets that way sometimes. But I was clearly missing something, so I managed to squeeze in some time and put together Day 9’s painting journey. As I said in Day 8, I wanted to get out of my studio, and I have, so the next few paintings will be of things I find along my walks or on outings which are inspiring to me. In particular I’m looking at colour, light and interesting textures.
I was full of energy from painting this etude, that I resumed another canvas painting I’ve been working on, which should be finished shortly. I feel better when I paint, but the land of administration, business, writing and promotions has taken over my… Continue reading
I love contributing to magazines, either by submitting tutorials or getting interviewed for feature articles. Most recently I have featured in three international magazines, and this is my second time contributing to two of them! (see here for and here other articles):
Porcelain Flash, Switzerland, February 2014, No.29.
I have a 9 page feature article, and my art work is featured on the back cover.
Creating Vintage Charm, United States, January 2014 edition
I have a ribbon embroidery TUTORIAL on one of my new prints, it’s organza roses and forget me nots
Decor Magasinet, Norway, December 2013, No 5.
I have a 4 page feature article about… Continue reading
After yesterday’s painting on Day 7 which left me feeling rather unsuccessful, I was happy of course to be creating, but I didn’t like what I was producing. BUT it’s Day 8, and I’m HAPPY
The flowers were pretty much dead, only a few were still holding any colour, similar Day 6. The textures and colours which presented themselves today were truly inspiring. The great thing about the subject matter today, is that the movement has changed- the energy is different too. The dying flowers and leaves are creating a new world, a new space, and it’s really interesting to capture what I see as new life in this subject matter.
I really enjoyed combining the ink painting first with pen work on top for definition. While I was painting today, I’d thought over the etudes from the past few days, and… Continue reading