Margaret A.W. Ingram

Margaretingram

Website

http://www.margaretingram.com

Social Networks

Specialties

Watercolor painting, Silkscreen Printing and Writing

Categories

Literary, Visual, and Painting

Affiliations:

RACA, Rome Art Coterie, Rome Area Writers,Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Southeastern Writers Association, Georgia Writers Association

About the artist

My earlier experiences in creating art were typical: a Christmas card competition in fifth grade, designing bulletin boards in sixth grade, entering drawing competitions found in magazines and paint-by-number kits. In early adulthood I began experimenting with canvas boards and oil paints. It was not until my mid-thirties that I took my first art class taught by a professional.

The second phase of my artistic experience occurred after earning a bachelor’s degree and later a master’s degree in art education. I enjoyed teaching art to students at all levels. I have had the opportunity to view the transformation that occurs when students succeed in successfully expressing their feelings visually. The improvement in their self-esteem is amazing to observe.

The third and current phase of my art activities involves visual expression in a personal and spiritual manner. Creating art gives meaning to my life by allowing me to convey deeper inner feelings. My ideas for a painting often come from Biblical scripture, nature, and meditation and from interacting with others. I attempt to capture a spiritual moment or a feeling of awe in the way light strikes water, flowers, and trees. I also attempt to artistically express feelings and mental images I get from studying scripture. Watercolor is my medium of choice. It is light, airy and transparent, the perfect material for creating and expressing on a spiritual plane. I am deeply interested in the literary arts in addition to the visual arts. Please take time to look at my first published book on my website.