BIO

Ingrid Russell

I am a teacher and artist living and working in The Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. I have been painting for 16 years.

I am working mainly in acrylics, but have worked in oils, pastels, pencils and water colours.  I enjoy working with colour, texture, line and shape.

Presently I am exploring the technique of pochoir, a technique used by the French impressionists in the early 1900’s to create posters. The tactile act of cutting the stencils forces the selection of the most pertinent lines and shapes for the image, paring it down to the most necessary to convey the idea. My work as been likened to stained glass windows and my inspiration is drawn form works of artists such as Margaret Preston and Louis Comfort.

My works are represented in private collections in Australia and Europe. For many years I worked self-taught, having participated in numerous workshops.  My exhibition “Dreaming” in 2009 was held at The Event Horizon Gallery in Katoomba. I have also exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, and was awarded People’s Choice Award at The Braemar Gallery in 2006, and a Commended in The Blacktown Art Exhibition in 2009. In 2016 I completed degrees in Fine Art and Visual Culture from Curtin University of Technology and am building on this experience to further the development of my art practice.

I have written and illustrated a children’s book, “Beauty in the Woods”, available through myself and www.blurb.com.