Ingrid Brown


b. 1982


Winner, Portrait Competition    Cape Town, S.A.
Matric Fine Art & Textile Design Exhibition (Distinction)    Cape Town, S.A.
BA Hons History of Art (First Class)     University of York, U.K.
MA Architectural History & Theory     University of York,  U.K.
Preselected for Royal Pastel Society Exhibition 2016    Mall Galleries, London
Exhibition, 'Notes from York: Rowntree Park Musings'     Rowntree Park, York (from Feb 8th)
Exhibition, Greta Williams Gallery     St. Ives Library, Cornwall (June, cancelled: COVID-19)
Published here (2nd last page)   

Painting and drawing allow Ingrid to visually communicate her fascination with the play of light upon form, texture, and the inherent character of things. It becomes a means of making sense of the world in which we inhabit, and forms a visual and creative outlet for an emotional response to something seen or experienced. She appreciates the dramatic effects often found in the simplest of subject matter and compositional arrangements, whether figurative, scenic or still life.

The continuous flux of light and weather can completely alter our perception of something we have passed hundreds of times but have never really ‘seen’, until bathed in light or cast in deep shadow, bringing out form, intriguing shapes, shadows and crevices.  

Preferred materials include the traditional mediums of oil paint, watercolour, charcoal, pastel and graphite, for their intensity and ability to capture texture, drama, atmosphere, and light.