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)   

My art is inspired by the natural world around me. An attempt to depict an immediate sense of place is rendered through the application of bold strokes and visible brush marks, contrasting tone, and limited detail, to capture and heighten a particular mood and atmosphere experienced. My work forms a ‘visual notebook’ encompassing my personal feeling towards a certain place or thing, and what I feel it embodies.

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. 

Recently I’ve begun working on a series of abstract watercolours & oils drawing from my landscapes, which explores particular colours and hues, how they make us feel, how they affect our mood, and how they impact the interior within which they are placed.