I began to paint in 1995 while living in Aix-en-Provence, France during a sabbatical year from Western University in London, Canada where I am a Professor of Sociology. I paint on site and indoors, usually in oil or acrylic. I’ve had two solo exhibits at The ARTS Project in London (in March, 2012 and October, 2014) and one solo exhibit at the Sage Café in Toronto (May, 2015) where I displayed paintings on a variety of subjects including landscapes, houses, crows, trees and animals.

A member of the Lambeth Art Association and the Gallery Painting Group, my work has also been shown and sold at Michael Gibson Gallery (London, Canada), The Portside Gallery (Port Stanley), Museum London, the Lambeth Art Association Annual Show, the ARTS Project, The Art Exchange, the Gallery Painting Group Annual Show and Westland Gallery (all in London) and at the Sage Café (Toronto).

Those familiar with my paintings often describe them as happy and whimsical, no doubt a reflection of how I feel when I’m painting.

In December, 2016, I and two other painters started Studio III in shared studio space in London, Ontario where we have periodic Open Houses to show and sell our work.

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Artist's Statement

I'm drawn to colour and the outdoors and am especially happy when I can paint surrounded by nature or tucked cozily indoors when it is too cold to be outside. Old homes, land and water, trees, crows and animals are all sources of inspiration and contentment. Painting allows me to spend time with the scenes and creatures that move me and to share that feeling with others.

Ingrid Connidis

All Text and Images © Ingrid Connidis. 2015