Ingrid Katarina Karlsson
Ingrid is known as a narrative mixed media artist using mono print, stitching, colour mediums and words. Her work is inspired by storytelling and the beautiful Peak District landscapes around her studio. She offers original work, giclee prints, and cards.
As a versatile mixed media artist, Ingrid believes art should tell a meaningful story to the beholder. Her narrative style of work is inspired by memories, places and experiences, yet illustrated in a way that can be interpreted individually by the viewer. Storytelling underpins her work which also combines the magical scenery and ever-changing seasonal colours of the Peak District where she lives and works. Ingrid’s Swedish roots are sometimes evident in the work, enhanced by regular journeys back home. A growing recent focus is biodiversity and endangered species both in Northern Scandinavia and in Derbyshire.
Ingrid’s mixed media approach creates rich, colourful textures developed on a range of paper-based materials, including recycled or handmade papers. Favoured techniques include collage, mono-printing, machine stitching and crystalline water colour enhancing the work with a luminous quality. The result is a three dimensional, visual representation attempting to evoke thought.