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… 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