Ingrid Walker was born in Salisbury in 1981 with a pencil in her mouth!
From a very early age Ingrid drew whilst on family holidays and later explored as many art and craft techniques as possible. In her teenage years Ingrid exhibited jewellery in craft fairs but she developed a more mature style of art
work in her foundation course at Salisbury College between 1999 – 2000, where on completion of the course she won the
Charles Clements prize.
Ingrid settled into hard work again at Winchester School on the textile design BA course, in which she specialised in knitting. Having achieved a 2.1 and received a commission for a wedding outfit on leaving, she decided to go back to her roots and paint again. Ingrid uses diverse styles and formats in which she creates and sells works including realism with oil on canvas for portraits, drawings in graphite and artist representations in mixed media on paper.
Ingrid captures nature, art and seascape with the view to expressing freedom, spirituality, mood, mental health and energy or a combination of all of them. Ingrid is able to observe and capture the subject accurately and explores the limits of charcoal, pencil, oil pastel and other media. In her most recent work Ingrid stylised peacock feathers with simplified forms and colour ways, which provided an insight into abstract style and design.
Ingrid aims to inspire others with her work, which is available on original prints, greetings cards and textiles and can be viewed in galleries around the UK.
Ingrid also teaches beginners art classes in Salisbury, Wiltshire.
Ingrid Walker 07816 786912