Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp

Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp

Member since Sunday 5th Feb, 2012

As a versatile mixed media artist, I believe art should tell a meaningful
story to the beholder. My narrative style of work is very much based on
encapsulating my own personal memories and experiences, yet illustrated in a
way that can be interpreted individually by the viewer.

I originally began my colourful journey as an artist drawing all
over my Dad’s meeting agendas and business papers as a child! As long as I can
remember I have practised art in some form, from stitching to photography;
painting in a range of media from oils to gouache and acrylics; working in
graphic design and illustration.

Mostly inspired by storytelling, my work also combines the
magical scenery and ever-changing seasonal colours bestowed around my studio in
Upper Dovedale, a most beautiful part of the Peak District in which I am lucky
to both live and work. I also draw on inspiration from my Swedish roots, enhanced
by my regular journeys back home.

I utilise an approach that creates rich, colourful textures developed
from recycled paper-based materials, or stitched in fabric and fibre. Some of
my favoured techniques include collage, mono-printing and crystalline water
colour enhancing the work with a luminous quality. The result is a three
dimensional, visual representation attempting to evoke thought.

Whilst being one of the resident artists at the Gallery in the
Gardens at Buxton’s refurbished Pavilions, I am also a member of the
prestigious Peak District Artisans exhibiting at the award-winning annual Great
Dome Art Fair, part of the Buxton Festival Fringe.

I welcome commissions and also run regular workshops,
demonstrations and talks both in my studio and at chosen locations.