During August, join contemporary watercolour artist Ingrid Bowen in exploring all things arboreal. Ingrid’s landscape practice over recent years has focused on trees and the forest. She will encourage participants to branch out into a free and unconventional way of manipulating watercolour and ink, and capture the mood and beauty of the Australian bush. Ingrid’s style is experimental and relaxed, focusing on fluidity and organic forms. The course is suitable for beginners as well as painters with more experience. Some materials will be provided to start off with, then you will be encouraged to invest in a small kit of a few supplies in order to continue at home.
Working in traditional watercolour and contemporary mixed media techniques, Ingrid Bowen’s practice centres around exploring intrinsic responses to landscape. Often nostalgic and whimsical in representation, she draws details in and out of focus from observations and recollections of places both lost and yearned for. Her narrative examines innate connections to terrain and storylines, largely informed by responses to her surroundings and her own history. Predominantly self taught, Ingrid works in a studio space at Eramboo Artist Environment in Terrey Hills on Sydney’s northern beaches, surrounded by National Park and with an abundance of lively wildlife neighbours. This quintessentially Australian location presses into her studio and her artworks, mingling with the collected memories and inspiration from her travels and her connection to rural Australia. Considered an emerging artist, Ingrid has been consistently busy with exhibitions and commissions since taking up painting full time in 2014.