Meet Ingrid Kay – “ReAppearing” at Wychwood Barns Community Gallery
September 13-15, 2019
It was a love for colour which originally drew Ingrid Kay to painting. Ingrid’s first creative outlet was fashion design and merchandising, a field in which she had a successful career. Amidst the reams of fabrics, patterns and colours her passion for art and painting began to emerge.
The works of British artist, J.M. William Turner were one of Ingrid’s greatest inspirations. On a visit to the Tate Gallery in London, she sat in the Turner gallery mesmerized for hours where she studied his work and her romantic abstract landscapes were born. With her own love of nature, light, and environment, Ingrid’s personal technique and style continues to evolve. Her work is emotive and inspirational. Through softly blended layers of colour and textural surprises she expresses her perception of the world. Each layer invites the viewer to go beyond the surface and enter the painting to discover its hidden treasures.
Ingrid has studied art at McGill University, the Saidye Bronfman Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Avenue Road Art School, and The Koffler Gallery. She also had the opportunity to participate in an intensive painting workshop in France. Ingrid was involved in a painting mentor program with an established Toronto artist for two years and has had the opportunity to pay it forward by mentoring a fellow artist. In addition to painting for her upcoming show September 13-15 at Wychwood Barns, Ingrid has begun exploring ceramics where she has incorporated the patterning and colours she uses in her art.
As an established artist, Ingrid was able to obtain a US work visa as an artist of exceptional ability. She lived and successfully worked in Boca Raton, Florida for five years then decided to move back home to Toronto. Her work has appeared in many galleries and shows and is part of several private and corporate art collections throughout Canada and the United States.
For more Information about Ingrid Kay visit: IngridKay.com