A huge thank you goes to this amazing Sunshine Coast artist, Ingrid Clare who created the beautiful painting that I have used as my book cover art. When I saw this art piece last year I knew immediately that it was the perfect image to help tell my story. To me, it represents vulnerability, strength and gentle courage and it proudly sits on my bedroom wall. So, who is Ingrid Clare?
Ingrid Clare has been creative since her early childhood. A life changing trip to Africa in her twenties, after suffering a brain tumour which has resulted in living with a rare illness, inspired her to start painting as a career.
Ingrid has developed her own recognisable style and aims to create a connection with the viewer, and depict the essence of nature and all living beings. ”If we can see ourselves reflected in animals and nature we are more likely to defend and protect them.”
Her paintings are available from Stay Wild Boutique, Yandina on the Sunshine Coast. She also has her own line of greeting cards, calendars and other products available on her website.
Ingrid holds regular workshops. and will be hosting workshops in early 2018 specialising in painting, resin and digital art.
Ingrid’s website: ingridclareartdesign.com
Words and love,