1st April - 30th May 2018
Is an award winning professional contemporary artist working from her studio on the surrey/hants border.
Ingrid is pretty much self taught and very experimental – always pushing the boundaries of a medium to see where it leads.
Much of the work showing at Houghton Lodge is an exciting blend of acrylic and silicone oil which of course doesn’t mix – and produces startling effects. A mix of paint and oil is poured onto the canvas and chased around with a spatula or a hairdryer and a blow torch. The results are not only original; they are unique; even ingrid cannot replicate a piece.
Ingrid hopes you like her work which is offered for sale at Houghton Lodge for the lowest possible price to try and keep original artwork affordable .
Peter Thwaites retired in 2014 after a career in rural land agency in Cornwall and Dorset. He is a self-taught artist, working mainly in watercolour and acrylics. He has exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society at the Bankside Gallery in London. For several years during the month of October he enjoyed putting together collections of fungi studies and other autumnal subjects for a Wild Autumn Art exhibition at Exbury Gardens in Hampshire.
His interests cover natural history, landscapes and seascapes; his natural history subjects include fungi which has led to commissions from the British Mycological Society for illustrations for a Pocket Guide to Common Fungi and a Poster of Common Fungi.
“I enjoy the challenge of working ‘en plein air’ being particularly inspired by the light just before or after storms or showers and at dawn and sunset. Although intensely observed I have a desire to capture the essence of the subject, leaving the viewer some chance for personal interpretation and response. As a relief from land and seascapes (and harsh weather,) I produce small, quiet still life paintings which allow me to concentrate on careful observation and in particular the representation of light and reflections.
I would happy to meet you in my studio during the Dorset Art Weeks Open Studios event 26th. May TO 10th. June”