Ingrid McMillan is a German-Canadian painter whose work is about humanity. Each body of work consists of multiple oil paintings grouped around specific themes. “I construct narratives using figures and nature to metaphorically describe our interiority. I intuitively play at making the intangible tangible.” Ingrid’s work is influenced by Jungian psychology, spirituality and the psychological nuances in the work of great painters. Ingrid holds a BFA (honours) and MEd (art) degrees from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She worked as art educator, school counsellor and art consultant in a progressive public school division before painting full-time since 2018. Ingrid has two children and lives in Winnipeg, Canada with her husband Mark.
Artist Statement 2021
In my oil paintings I construct imaginative narratives using figures or nature to expose our interiority. With fluid organic lines and shapes my compositions become meditations on themes of consciousness and idealism. I intuitively play at making the intangible tangible and often animate trees as symbols for people, to express human vulnerability and resilience. I think about our desires, fears, and our longing for connection and being loved. Each body of work consists of multiple oil paintings grouped around specific themes of relational harmony. My work is influenced by Jungian psychology, spirituality and the psychological nuances in the work of great painters.