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