CCAL, in conjunction with the BB&T, is proud to announce the second quarter artist on display in the "BB&T Bank on Art Gallery". The gallery is located in the lobby of the Chapin BB&T Branch and will host the artwork of one of Crooked Creek Art League's fine artists. The display in the gallery showcases artwork by Ingrid Carson. Ingrid's piece, "Kristy" is an oil painting.
Inspiration to create is motivated by my everyday life’s experiences. The places I go, people I meet, and thoughts I have are all foundations for my art. Once an idea begins to formulate, I search for materials, shapes and textures to build on my original thought. The execution of my paintings is a journey encompassing my feelings relating to the subject and the process of manipulating the paint.
People are often the focus of my artwork. I especially enjoy capturing people in their everyday environment. The oil painting of Kristy is a fond memory of a Windjammer Cruise my husband and I took off the coast of Maine. Kristy climbed the mast, hoisted the sail, and sang a seafaring song.
Ingrid Carson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art from Columbia College. Her double major was in drawing and photography, but she has since been recognized for her realistic oil paintings and abstract mixed media work.
A founder in the Crooked Creek Art League, she remains active in the league and is currently a member of the Seven Oaks Art League, the Trenholm Artist Guild, About Face, and the South Carolina Watermedia Society. She has served as Exhibit Chairperson for the Crooked Creek Art League and worked for the State Fair Fine Art Department. She was awarded the State Fair Achievement Award for “Exemplary Service and Outstanding Contributions to the Arts.”
Ingrid is an oil painting and mixed media instructor in her home studio in Irmo, SC, and has exhibited and won awards in numerous shows including; First Place at the Union County Arts Council; First Place at the Sandlapper Art Exhibit; First Place at the Seven Oaks Art League Annual Exhibit; Artfields, Lake City, SC; the South Carolina State Museum of Art; Burroughs & Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach, SC; and The Florence Art Museum.