It was a love for color which originally drew Ingrid Kay to painting. Ingrid's first creative outlet was fashion design and merchandising, a field in which she had a successful career. Amidst the reams of fabrics, patterns and colours her passion for painting began to emerge.
The works of J.M. William Turner was one of Ingrid’s greatest inspirations. With her own love of nature, light, and environment, Ingrid's personal technique and style began to evolve. Her work is emotive and inspirational. Through softly blended layers of paint and mixed media she expresses her perception of the world and gently places it into the hearts of the viewer.
Ingrid has studied art at McGill University, the Saidye Bronfman Centre, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Avenue Road Art School, and The Koffler Gallery. She also had the opportunity to participate in an intensive painting workshop in France. Ingrid was involved in a painting mentor program with an established Toronto artist for two years. Her work appears in many galleries and shows and has become part of several private and corporate art collections throughout Canada and the United States.