Ingrid Elias
Dutch botanical watercolour artist.

As a botanical artist Ingrid Elias paints 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 paint 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.