During my masterclasses in Sweden, I painted two etudes during my demonstrations of acrylic painting techniques in abstract expressionism. The first painting was an expression about my first experiences of Sweden and meeting my wonderful friend and artist Turid Wassenius. Turid made me feel very welcomed in her home, and her hospitality, generosity and kindness were heartfelt. Both she and her husband Tomas ensured I got a little taste of Sweden- even watching ice hockey during my visit.
As soon as I entered my room, I was greeted by this beautiful vase filled with forget-me-nots, which was a very sweet and welcoming gesture, and made me feel at home….and so the inspiration began.
The first masterclass was Express you soul through paint, and my experiences of Sweden and Turid were those which I explored… Continue reading
For the month of May I was in Europe, sharing experiences of art and painting, promoting art projects, visiting galleries and exhibitions, private studies and getting inspired. I’ll start this blog post with sharing my first adventures in Sweden, skål and some art…well lots of amazing art really- read on!
I stayed in Trollhättan which is an amazing place….my first visit to Sweden looked like this:
I loved the calm, beautiful forests, and different forest smells, fabulous green colours- the colours in particular were very inspiring.
During my forest walks I came across these black snails- in Australia ours are a grey green colour. During our skype chats, my daughter kept asking about whether the insects and creatures are different in Sweden to… Continue reading
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