Ingrid Katarina Karlsson is known as a narrative artist as her focus lies in telling stories through mixed media art. Subject matter can be inspired by memories, experiences, words, places, historical and even map references. Her favoured techniques create rich, colourful, textures using mono printing on paper in crystalline watercolour, layering, machine stitching and occasionally making marks in other colour media. Words are often incorporated adding both texture and another dimension to the visual elements.
In 2017 Ingrid was invited to feature on BBC’s Country File as a narrative artist resident in the Peak District. Filming took place on location in the High Peak as well as in her own studio setting working with Ellie Harrison.
Recently Ingrid’s mixed media work has predominantly dealt with themes around place mapping, the moon almanac, landmarks, home, cultural identity and the journey of life, where surrounding Peak District landscapes (as well as others further afield) are seen through the eyes of a woman artist and migrant. In 2018 Ingrid started a series of Shakespeare interpretations as commission work, so far including The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Six individual artists are exhibiting at this venue under the, newly formed, collective name of Peak Vision