The beauty of the Maine landscape, the constantly changing elements, and the ocean are a never-ending source of inspiration for all of Joergensen’s art and design work. “It is the little things that catch my attention, a piece, a fragment, a texture, a thought, a word. Sometimes taking it all in is so much, it is almost overwhelming,” Ingunn shares. “One little shell tells the story of the ocean. A piece of wood tells the story of lived life. Beauty is found in the most unexpected places.”
“I watched how deep indigo turns into a rich turquoise or the brightest of blue fades into a soft purple,” Joergensen says. “I have so many favorite spots right here in my immediate surroundings. Whether it is the woods, rivers, marshes, or by the ocean, it is here.”
INGUNN MILLA JOERGENSEN August 5 – 30 Gallery at the Grand 1 Chase Hill Rd. Kennebunk, Maine 04043 When we asked local artist Ingunn Milla Joergensen about the inspiration behind specific pieces she created for her 2023 Solo Summer Show, she shared insights we wanted to share. On florals… “When I don’t paint, I garden…. Read more »
“I enjoy revisiting this motif. It almost becomes a form of meditation,” explains Joergensen. “I get lost in tones, values, and layers of pigments. Adding color, then washing off and letting the pigments blend together.”
“I have walked the empty beaches from sunrise to sunset in my life in Kennebunkport as well as during my time wandering elsewhere,” Joergensen says. “I hope my viewers can relate to what happens when and where I paint. My paintings offer a little sun bleached in an otherwise busy world.”
Known for her beautiful barns and striking landscapes, local artist Ingunn Milla Joergensen is celebrating with a solo summer show at the Grand Gallery on Maine Art Hill this August. Click the link to learn more.