Ingrid Hyde's paintings are a celebration of color, spirit, and scale. Concerning herself with the delicate relationship of nature as it thrives within manmade constructs, Hyde strikes a balance between the natural and synthetic. Creating emotional connections between her painted strokes and surreal subjects, her playful images resonate with bold, vibrating colors and patterns that are layered with symbolism, and suggests spatial depth with floating fields of brush-worked color. Ingrid uses brave and contemporary painting techniques of spraying, pouring, and splattering, including mixed-media textural elements, that blend to create a Pop-Fusion style unique to her joyful aesthetic.
Ingrid Hyde Attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, earned a B.S in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and a M.S. in School Administration and Leadership from Saint Xavier University. She is the Elementary Art Director for the Harlem School District in Machesney Park ,IL where she coordinates the elementary art curriculum and has developed her Success Based Art programing for the gifted and talented.
Hyde exhibits her work through the U.S. and is included in important private and corporate collections including Epic Systems (WI) McHenry County Conservation District Headquarters (IL) Saatchi online curated show. Ingrid Hyde's paintings have been Included in numerous juried art festivals and invitationals throughout the country.
I celebrate the delicate balance of relationships: personal, emotional, and nostalgic connections. Giving thought to idealistic beauty and surrealistic imagery, I strive to engage the viewer with relationships: natural and synthetic, conversations of inner dialogues encompassing spoken and unspoken words, layered with symbolism, political thoughts, and environmental concerns.
My role as an artist and art teacher are intertwined. My intentions are playful and reminiscent of my first interactions with art. Much like my students and their gleeful engagement of blending the imaginative and genuine, playful and joyous discoveries, to create beautiful and inspiring art.