Pebble | Summer Collection 2020

Pebble | Summer Collection 2020

It is not a secret that I love plants, but I rarely mention that I also have a deep fascination for rocks, colourful pebbles and minerals. During the lockdown I found comfort in the memories that my pebble collection gave me and the idea of this collection was born.

Pebble Art Collection showcasing original watercolors by artist Ingrid Sanchez, CreativeIngrid. pebble heart watercolor wall art by CreativeIngrid

 

Since my sister and I were little girls we loved collecting stones. We would walk and collect a bunch of them and then sit down, examine and even rate them. We were always in search of the weirdest one, I remember her saying they looked like little planets.

As a result I have lots of little pebbles from lots of parts of the world. Every time I move to a new place I take them with me and I have lived in four different countries!

If my first collection of 2020 was about dreaming with the garden I desperately wanted to visit, my second collection is about another dream or wish: walk again with my sister in a lost beach and look for a planet stone that we can show to our beloved ones.

colorful pebbles watercolor art print-CreativeIngrid pebble beach watercolor by Ingrid Sanchez-CreativeIngrid
Colorful Pebbles Pebble Beach
Cosmic Pebble wall art by Ingrid Sanchez-CreativeIngrid Pebbles Underwater artwork by Ingrid Sanchez-CreativeIngrid
Cosmic Pebble Pebbles Underwater

 


Originals available from this collection

August 04, 2020 — Ingrid Sanchez
Meanwhile Gardens, Spring collection 2020 by CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. Original Watercolour Art.

Meanwhile Gardens | Spring Collection 2020

Every painting and every collection that I paint is always personal. I need the energy of an experience to drive my brushes in a way that I can feel what is happening on the paper when I move.

Meanwhile Gardens, Spring collection 2020 by CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. Original Watercolour Art. Meanwhile gardens in West London. CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez.



This collection was born under the uncertainty and chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the beginning of the year I travelled to NYC to teach a workshop, followed by a trip to Mexico to visit family and then it happened, the virus was becoming a pandemic. Eventually I found my way home to London, just to find out that we were going to be in lock down for an indefinitely time.

Back home I started painting dreaming to go out for a walk with friends to see the gardens, Spring is the most wonderful season in London. I also got the virus and as my body was fighting to feel better, I have to admit I was very scared. Everything I could think about was family, friends and mother earth. I was wondering if I was ever going to be able to see the roses flourish again at Regent Park... and I got better.

When I was able to leave my flat and strong enough to walk, I went to one of my favourite places, a hidden gem in West London: the Meanwhile Gardens. This is the place I always go to walk, rest my mind and gather inspiration. When I arrived and saw the wooden sign at the entrance, I knew this collection was meant to be about this garden. After all it feels that we are living a Meanwhile moment.


Originals available from this collection

April 01, 2020 — Ingrid Sanchez
Botanica original floral art by CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. Autumn Collection 2019, London.

Botanica | Autumn Collection 2019

When the body feels like it's getting sick, the first think that comes to my mind is tea. In Mexico, before even going to the doctor, we first try to fix everything with plants. There are many ways to use them, but tea is the most common: Stomach ache? Chamomile tea. Cough? Bougainvillea tea. Insomnia? Linden tea. Are you in need of a love spell? Toloache tea! (a dangerous one though).

Botanica original floral art by CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. Autumn Collection 2019, London. Ingrid Sanchez, AKA CreativeIngrid painting in her studio in London, Botanica Autumn 2019.



And where do we buy these magical herbs? In the 'tienda botánica', which translates as 'plant store'. These shops are truly magical for the eyes and senses, you can find dried flowers, incense, medicinal herbs, candles, amulets, the list is endless.

Botanica is a word that reminds me of home, but since I live in London the meaning in my mind has slightly changed to a place where plants are taken care of, it makes me think in a botanical garden or nursery.

For my autumn collection I wanted to use this word as inspiration. Mixing the idea of magical spells and bringing the healing power of flowers into our lives.


Originals available from this collection

October 01, 2019 — Ingrid Sanchez
Bloom, spring collection 2019. Original Floral art by artist CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez in London.

Bloom | Spring Collection 2019

I love fireworks, I always have. They are loud, colourful and usually happen on days of celebration. And there is nothing that I celebrate more than Spring in London, when everything comes back to life and flowers just sprout everywhere.

Bloom, spring collection London, 2019. Original Floral art by artist CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. Flowers in my head by artist CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. London 2019.


For this season I wanted to paint that feeling, something that made me smile for no reason apart from the joy of seeing the colours and the movement. I always translate any theme into a floral celebration anyway, so it just felt right.

I painted a collection of big floral explosions and chose the perfect name for it: 'Bloom'.


Originals available from this collection

May 01, 2019 — Ingrid Sanchez
Wildlife Collection of original watercolour paintings by Ingrid Sanchez | Winter Collection 2018.

Wildlife | Winter Collection 2018

When I think about meeting with friends, my mind goes to the forest. This is because my closest tribe enjoy nature as much as I do and we usually meet for a walk in the forest before sitting down in a coffee shop or restaurant.

Wildlife Collection of original watercolour paintings by Ingrid Sanchez | Winter Collection 2018. Photo with hand with dried flowers by artist CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. London 2018.



I love our walks during winter when there is a dramatic change of the landscape. I find particularly interesting the shapes of the branches and the movement of the fallen leaves. They remind me to all the flowers that I gather during the year and dry at home.


This collection was inspired by those shapes. In each painting I used a specific flower or branch, I let them speak to me and translated those whispers into colours and movement. I called this collection 'Wildlife'.


Originals available from this collection

October 01, 2018 — Ingrid Sanchez
Bouquet original watercolor paintings by artist Ingrid-Sanchez AKA CreativeIngrid. Summer Collection, London 2018.

Bouquet | Summer Collection 2018

I obviously love flowers and constantly use them as source of inspiration to create colourful palettes and brush strokes with a floral feel. But I noticed that I rarely paint bouquets and I wondered how a loose and abstract interpretation would look.

Bouquet original watercolor paintings by artist Ingrid-Sanchez AKA CreativeIngrid. Summer Collection, London 2018. Photo of hands holding a bouquet of lilies and roses by artist CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. London 2018.




With this idea in mind I started the 'Bouquet' collection and eight paintings were born. No jars contain these flowers and I portrayed them from all different angles. The result is a group of watercolours filled with movement and colour that contain all the vibrancy of a warm summer.


Originals available from this collection

August 01, 2018 — Ingrid Sanchez
Awake, collection of botanical abstract paintings by CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. Spring Collection 2018.

Awake | Spring Collection 2018

I am from a country that don't know about seasons, or at least not in the way we do in England. The first time I experienced winter in my life was the first time I travelled to London, I was 24 years old. I swore I will never live in a country as cold as this one and 13 years later here I am.

Awake, collection of botanical abstract paintings by CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez. Spring Collection 2018. Watercolor artist Ingrid Sanchez, AKA CretiveIngrid in her studio. London 2018.



Now I love change, I love to experience the warm from Summer, the colours of Autumn and the long winters under blankets and tea, lots of tea. But there is nothing that bring as much happiness like Spring. Everything comes back to life, everything flourish and we feel happy and alive. The 'Awake' collection takes its name from this amazing explosion of happiness when we are ready to experience the blooms of the new season. 


Originals available from this collection

March 25, 2018 — Ingrid Sanchez
Underwater collection of watercolour paintings inspired by the sea. CreativeIngrid | IngridSanchez, London 2017.

Underwater | Winter Collection 2017 | Ingrid Sanchez

There was a time when I felt deeply lost. I knew I wanted to live a life of creation but I didn't know how. This is how the wanderlust spirit was born in me and I left home to travel around my country, I was 18 years old.

Underwater collection of watercolour paintings inspired by the sea. CreativeIngrid | IngridSanchez, London 2017. Holding flowers with a floral tattoo and a turquoise painting by watercolour artist CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez.




My feet took me to the sea, always to the sea. Eventually I arrived at a small island in the south of Mexico where I stayed for a long time to explore the reefs and corals, but also where I made a living with my paintings for the very first time.

Eighteen years later and life took me back to this small island, though this time it was a long holiday in the company of my husband. I immediately reconnected with the blues of the sea and the warm salty water; old friends were waiting for me and the colourful delicate corals were brighter than ever.

I came back to London to paint the sea the way I felt it. The 'Underwater' collection was born from this extraordinary experience of feeling the blues of an endless ocean through all of my senses.


The originals from this collection are sold out


Prints from this collection are available in the shop

December 22, 2017 — Ingrid Sanchez
Chelsea flower collection of paintings by artist Ingrid Sanchez, AKA CreativeIngrid. London, Spring 2017.

Chelsea | Spring Collection 2017 | Ingrid Sanchez

Every year since 1912 London celebrates the famous Chelsea Flower Show. Apart of the official events organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, shops and buildings dress their facades under waves of flowers. It is a truly magical event.

Chelsea flower collection of paintings by artist Ingrid Sanchez, AKA CreativeIngrid. London, Spring 2017. Holding flowers with a floral tattoo and a turquoise painting by watercolour artist CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez.


On May 2017, I was invited to take over the Lululemon's shop window located in Chelsea, a beautiful neighbourhood based in South West London. As a result I ended with eight large floral paintings and the 'Chelsea Collection' was born.


The originals from this collection are sold out


Prints from this collection are available in the shop

June 01, 2017 — Ingrid Sanchez
Bold collection of watercolours by artist Ingrid Sanchez, AKA CreativeIngrid. London, Summer 2017.

Bold | Summer Collection 2017 | Ingrid Sanchez

BOLD: fearless before danger : intrepid; showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit; impudent, presumptuous.

Bold collection of watercolours by artist Ingrid Sanchez, AKA CreativeIngrid. London, Summer 2017. Sunflowers with a watercolour painting behind by CreativeIngrid | Ingrid Sanchez.



When I meet someone for the first time, the question of what I do for a living occasionally pops up. Usually saying “I am an artist” is not enough because a lot of people consider painting to be more of a hobby than a real job. When I go on to explain that “I paint flowers” I completely lose them. Why would anyone paint flowers? And what kind of flowers do I paint?

After one of these conversations where people seems to give up trying to understand I thought that women, artists and flowers have a lot in common; we are constantly misunderstood. And with these thoughts I decided to paint a new collection of flowers, but bigger and more colourful than ever. Flowers are delicate but strong, they are there to be loved and help us talk to others through them. I wanted a collection where nature and flowers shouted from their silence and I could not think of a better name for it than “Bold”.


The originals from this collection are sold out

June 01, 2017 — Ingrid Sanchez