Meet Jane Ingols!
We have admired her work since she joined the Atlanta Artist Collective last May. The pastoral beauty of her painted luscious landscapes and the exotic scenes chosen from her many travels leave us wanting more every month. And our customers agree. We can’t get enough of her calming color pallete and soft elegance.
Read on to find out more about Jane…
Q: Where are you from originally?
A: Atlanta, GA born and raised.
Q: When did you start to paint?
A: I started painting as soon as I could hold a paintbrush. Actually, crayons were first.
Q: How has your work evolved?
A: After years working as a decorative artist, I am still getting accustomed to the freedom of painting my personal vision. It is a joy to keep trying out new ideas.
Q: Please describe your technique or medium.
A: I am game to experiment and work with anything that doesn’t involve harsh chemicals. Anything that is water-based is preferable. Currently most work is done in acrylic artist paint, inks and mediums.
Q: Who or what was your inspirational role model?
A: I cannot point to one artist or teacher, I’ve been influenced by so many. Any artist that has the ability to make the difficult look effortless and show an elegance of style inspires me. Renaissance artist Veronese and contemporary sculptor Joel Shapiro are good examples.
Q: Do you have one goal to accomplish in 2016?
A: To explore as many of the new ideas I have stockpiled in my head as possible. There are more ideas than time.
Q: What is your most treasured possession?
A: Intangible: My family and close friendships.
Tangible: My camera.
Q: If you could change one thing about yourself as an artist what would it be?
A: To not overthink, and use bigger brushes.
Q: What is your favorite?
Book: “The Art Of Eating” by M.F.K. Fisher is an all time favorite, but there are so many.
Author: Tom Wolfe for his insight and Donna Tartt for her storytelling.
Artist: American impressionist John Henry Twachtman, I was completely unaware of him until the High Museum had a retrospective several years ago.
Painting: His painting “End Of Winter”, found at the Smithsonian.
Place to travel: It’s a toss-up between Paradise Valley Montana and Italy. Sullivan’s Island SC would have to be a very close runner-up.
City: Venice. It’s Disney World for grown-ups.