Inga Kimberly Brown Artist Statement
My works are oil paintings that take on a more spiritual path for me in portraiture. I am diving deeper in to the meaning of the work by allowing the compositions to flow without hindrance. I communicate with the viewer directly. I am using wood as extensions to the painting stretchers to make various shapes away from the rectangle of the historic portrait. By creating extensions on my oil paintings with wood and canvas I am allowing an intuition to take place freeing me from any set ideas that I had when I started the work. The work has elements of ritual and tradition, yet I am a portrait artist. For inspiration, I paint from observation or I use family photographs, various photographic references as well as non-photographic references from my imagination and intuition to paint abstract dialogues with the spirit as it is filtered through my mind and vision.