Auckland based artist Ingrid Boot paints striking figurative works with a focus on female characterisation and narrative.
Timeless elegance is a phrase that comes to mind when viewing Ingrid Boot's realist paintings- with each work drawing inspiration from bygone eras, fashion history and movie icons of the past. Her works culminate references such as film noir stills and vogue covers, creating compelling images that elicit the power and confidence of a leading lady.
For the artist, fine details are key to drawing the viewer in- every button, every stitch of clothing, every choice of prop is chosen and rendered with care.
Before painting, Ingrid carefully casts a model and stages a full fashion style photo shoot, this builds familiarity with her subject and the necessary dimension to bring her portraits to life. Then comes the many hours at the easel to coax the painting to completion. As a final touch, there is a unique element in all her paintings. If you examine one of Ingrid’s paintings closely enough you will find the signature illustration that she includes. A tiny lizard is hidden somewhere - you will have to look hard to find it.
Ingrid Boot was born in the UK and emigrated to New Zealand in 2000. She studied art at London’s Westminster University followed by a degree in Illustration from De Montfort University. Ingrid Boot was awarded the supreme winner of the 2018 Peters Doig Art Award. Ingrid Boot's works can be found in numerous private collections across New Zealand and overseas.
Timeless elegance is captured in Ingrid Boot's paintings that draw their inspiration from a bygone era.