Joyous interactions are at the heart of all of Ingrid Roth’s works, built as much into the tender gaze of her couples and families as in her affectionate use of her medium. Roth builds her works in acrylic paint on canvas, revealing her passionate love of color as she pairs together layers of vibrantly illuminated pigments with a soft, airy stroke. Within her whimsically bright and expressive paintings a playfully skewed take on reality intuitively emerges, inspiration for her unconventional spectrum drawn from memories of her mother’s weaving. “People often tell me that my art gives them joy and hope,” Roth says. “To me, happiness is life itself, my friends, animals and nature. I feel a great reverence and gratitude for my artist’s life and the humanity it has given me.”
Ingrid Roth was born in a small village in northwest Sweden where she now lives and works after many years spent outside the country. She studied Classic art in Östersund and later Expressive Art Therapy at Expressive Arts AB in Stockholm, a subject she now teaches seasonally in both Sweden and Norway. Roth continues to receive international recognition for her art.