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Ingrid Katarina Karlsson

Ingrid Katarina Karlsson is a mixed media artist widely known for her narrative style inspired by experiences, places and journeys. Her roots in Northern Sweden can be traced in much of her work, sometimes exploring issues of cultural identity. Based in Derbyshire for almost 20 years the ever-changing colours and landscapes of the Peak District keep providing ideas for subject matter. Ingrid’s work approach creates rich, colourful textures developed through mono-printing, overlaying, and stitching on her beloved old Husqvarna sewing machine. One favourite medium, crystalline water colour, enhances the work with a luminous quality, whilst allowing storytelling through the insertion of words.



Creative Genre

  • Mixed Media Art.

Work Undertaken

  • Achievements include featuring on BBC’s Country File as a narrative artist resident in the Peak District; being the Buxton Festival cover artist; and exhibiting in her home town of Umeå for the European Capital of Culture year. The Covid pandemic brought about time for thought and review leading to a change of focus and subject matter via the fascinating Buxton Museum project Travelling Stories. 



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