Ingrid Lohr Matuszewski
Ingrid began painting in mid-life after a first career in International Education and several years spent living and working in Japan. She has studied and painted furiously for the past several years and committed to painting full-time in the Fall of 2019 with the establishment of her business ArtworkbyIngrid.
She loves painting, both plein-air and in her home studio (sunporch). Her approach is to paint what makes her happy, or calls her attention, in a very loose and carefree style. She paints mostly in oils but in in Fall of 2019 she began the joyful journey of experimenting with abstract acrylics.
Ingrid says, ”In creating I first try to connect with my subject, capture the energy of the place or living being, and transfer that into the painting itself. I do not draw first but dive right into the painting and mold the shapes and colors as I move across the canvas. I do tend to paint quickly as I do not feel bound by technique. As I paint I usually hold an intention for the painting, especially if a painting is meant for a particular person.”
Most of Ingrid’s art inspirations relate to nature and a nostalgia for the homeplace. She often paints plein air scenes of the Washington D.C. area and she loves the Virginia countryside; farms, barns, winding country roads, open space, trees, creeks, rivers and pastures.
Ingrid lives in Arlington with her husband and two teenage sons.