Ingrid Barber "Captain Tom"
"Captain Tom" 2020
70 x 50 cm
A celebration a personality that inspired us all in the darkest moments of our lockdown. The artist says: “ The medals are for Tom himself, as a fine example of Britishness in the eye of severe adversity. They reflect the things that, like him, have sustained us through lockdown.
Recently commended by Red Line Artwork for producing art that engages with global concerns, Ingrid’s creative process begins with exploratory work in collage, leading to ink drawings, often large-scale, and the final outcome is a canvas oil painting.
Regularly showing in UK and Europe, Ingrid’s large oil, ‘Afternoon Tea at the RAC Club’ was exhibited at Hauser&Wirth, Black Swan Open in Somerset in 2019. In the same year a large scale ink drawing “Cheese on the door, where’s my stew?” was featured at the Mall Gallery, at the Royal Society of British Artists exhibition. Her ink drawing ‘After the Berlin Holocaust Memorial’ was shown at Landmark Arts and her depiction of the Battle of Waterloo, a large mixed media work featuring lead toy soldiers and earth from the battleground, was shown at the Fine Art Society.