Touching Edges 7, 'Sombre Mass', 2013. Silverpoint, Graphite & Oils on Arches paper, 6.5 x 21cm
Linda Ingham’s practice observes memory and place and the passage of time, taking the form of painted and/or drawn constructions, modified books, and objects using various methods. Observation and usage of process, recording, and participatory elements along with attention to materials are particularly important within her practice.
The Touching Edges series were some of the first pieces responding to her regular walks along a particular stretch of the Lincolnshire coastline and use a mix of silverpoint, studio-made gesso and jet collected from the beach in an attempt to express the closeness of feeling for the place through materials and process.
Much of her work attempts to represent a sense of human appropriation and use of natural materials acknowledging mark-making and making through instinctive or primal processes developed through layers of time.
Linda Ingham exhibits internationally and has work in several public and private collections in Britain and the USA and is one of the 56 artists who form the Contemporary British Painting network. Throughout 2017 and into 2018 her work has toured China as part of the Contemporary British Masters show, and is currently on exhibition as part of the permanent collection in Lincoln’s Usher Gallery.
Since 2015 Ingham has worked collaboratively with David Power on the participatory project Far & Near: continual bonds to absent others.