Ingrid Mann-Willis

 

Ingrid Mann-Willis
Happy Days, 2012
16"x16"
acrylic on canvas
Value: $400.00
Donated by the Artist

Ingrid Mann-Willis
Mystery
Donated by the Artist

Ingrid Mann-Willis was born in Bandung, Java, Indonesia in 1939. Part of her childhood was spent under the Japanese occupation of Indonesia and her parents were interned in concentration camps. After the war, her family returned to Holland. Her love for the arts began when she started to visit the major art galleries on a regular basis. She graduated with a BFA from the University of Victoria in 1996. Her adult life has been spent throughout the United States and Canada, finally settling in the Okanagan in 1992. Ingrid’s work is inspired by the colours of time-worn carpets and the ancient façades of East-Indian, Turkish and Indonesian architecture. Objects that perish slowly have a nobility of their own. They are like fragmented sentences, broken stories, frayed edges seemingly falling apart and are more beautiful when old than when new. She loves to explore the energies connected with colour and meditation manipulating the paint, developing surfaces, peeling, adding and subtracting layers, looking beyond the surface and finding fundamental differences. Ingrid’s work is represented locally by the Tumbleweed Gallery in Penticton.
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