Canadian artist, Ingrid Connidis, began to paint in 1995 while living in Aix-en-Provence, France during a sabbatical year from the University of Western Ontario where she is a Professor of Sociology. Trying her hand at painting was a long-time passion and those early efforts in Aix sparked an ongoing enthusiasm for painting, especially in oil and, less often, acrylic. She had her first solo exhibit at The ARTS Project in March, 2012 where she displayed a variety of her paintings (landscapes, still life, homes, trees and animals). A feature of her show was a series on crows.
Over the past several years, Ingrid's work has been shown and sold at Michael Gibson Gallery (London, Canada), The Portside Gallery (Port Stanley), Museum London, the Annual Show and Sale of the Lambeth Art Association of which she is an active member, the ARTS Project, and The Art Exchange (London).
Those familiar with her art often describe it as happy or whimsical, no doubt a reflection of her outlook when she is at the easel.
Getting lost in painting is true joy, an enriching complement to the rest of my life. I'm drawn most to colour and the outdoors and am especially happy when I can combine painting with being surrounded by nature. I have many favourite subjects - landscapes, crows, trees, signs of human life in the form of buildings and interiors, dogs and cats.
All Text and Images © Ingrid Connidis. 2012