WITH THE ARTIST
thursday, july 28
from 6 to 8 pm
Inge Kjeldgaard Tajik is a professional award winning artist whose work can be seen in private collections across Europe and North America.
Born in Denmark (1965), she graduated from The Funen Academy of Fine Art (1992). Her teachers were Bendt Veber, Ejler Madsen, Lotte Olsen, Anders Kirkegaard, Rene Tancula Nielsen, Jes Fomsgaard. Andrew Wyeth was also a source of her inspiration.
Inge’s native Denmark – a small green country surrounded by the ocean where winds blow at least 300 days of the year – continues to stimulate her art:
“Growing up in the countryside, the earthy colours have stayed with me. Nature up close intrigues me because of its strong structural buildup and the many forms it comes in. The mere fact of growing creates beautiful shapes and forms, like sculptures they appear. … Colouring with watercolour makes it an ever lasting struggle to get the form right without ruining the colour.”
In Inge’s painting, it is exciting to see what is actually possible for one to create with just water and a few pigments, when combined with real virtuosity of detailed drawing, washes and drybrush techniques.