Ingrid Elias is a Dutch contemporary botanical artist working exclusively in watercolour, inspired by the flower in full bloom.
By displaying her flowers as a close-up, she seduces the viewer to be overwhelmed by the beauty of the flower
and changing the way of looking as we are used to.
As a botanical artist Ingrid Elias draws with the aim to display the subject true to nature.
She places the flower in the lead position and lets it shine.
She does not draw just what she sees, but what she want you to see.
By putting the essence of the subject on paper she creates a new reality.
There is a comprehensive study in advance even before her brush touches the paper.
In addition, she studies all the specific features of the plant to give it faithfully again.
The whole process is challenging, but joyful, and often she looses herself in her concentration
and experiences it as a meditative process after which she sometimes surprises herself with the result.