February 9th, 2017
The first time I saw a piece by Ingrid Tusell Domingo I was in awe. The raw beauty that she captures and shows off in her work is striking! Her subjects are strong and beautiful women, completely in touch with themselves and their surroundings. They fear nothing and are in complete control. It truly is strong beautiful art. I love looking at Ingrid’s work and seeing her subject staring right back at me, almost judging me, as I am them.
Where are you from?
I live in Spain. I was born in Barcelona but I have been living in Teruel since 2003 in a little village surrounded by mountains and rivers.
How did you get interested in Art?
Well, my father is a caricaturist artist and when I was child I admired how he passed hours in his study drawing. I felt he had his own sanctuary and this attracted me a lot; a place where you could be alone and your imagination was flowing.
What was the first thing you ever made?
The first thing I did was drawing faces, different faces. Creating new faces that didn´t exists before; that fascinated me.
What is your process for making a piece from start to finish?
My process to create is a little chaotic. Sometimes I start to draw directly on canvas, other times I feel inspired by some images and I start drawing a little sketch but I always run to the study to paint. I'm so impatient.
What do you feel your art says about us?
I feel my art speaks about the power inside us, the process of going inside and seeing other aspects of us, our instincts, our wild nature and creativity.
What do want your art to say?
I would like to leave a message in my paintings that would be about the empowerment of the woman psyche when we are in harmony with the rest of nature, the magic inside us, the magic of being with the lights and shadows. The courage to see our own vulnerability, and the courage to be free.
How have you improved as an artist, since you first started?
I know the way is long and I never want to stop painting, and I think I have been more patient with myself. I have learned to respect my mood, my ups and downs and to know when it is a good time to go to the studio. I am more disciplined too, and I dedicate more time to my passion.
What are you currently working on?
I am working on some shows for next year to different galleries in the United States.
Where do you find your inspiration?
I find my inspiration in many things, a song, a rainy day, the woods, tribes, ancestors, warriors; also I love the contrast of light and shadows in a landscape and in the personality of someone...I admire a lot of artists who inspire me every day.
Do you prefer Oreo or Fudgee-O cookies, or perhaps another sweet?
I prefer a good chocolate! I don't like Oreo cookies.
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