Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Ingrid’s Story


African Girl – by Ingrid Taylor

three-ladiesIngrid has been surrounded by highly creative influences throughout her life, first in South Africa where traditional tribal craft was part of her life and then later in Sydney teaching art, and now on the Gold Coast. She studied art at university and her early career was as an art teacher to children.  She went on to have her own business in training and teaching advanced learning techniques to adults.


Ingrid understands the various stages women go through with their health. She has cared for a friend in South Africa who underwent a double mastectomy and understands the complications women can experience with pregnancy as the mother of twins, and witnessing out-of-hospital births in Africa.

The diversity and colours of Africa inspire many of Ingrid’s paintings, particularly subjects that has have a spiritual connection for her. As Ingrid is a mother of four young children, she loves to paint the innocence and hope that children portray and the joy that they can give. She hopes that her art can offer the same joy to the viewer.

This painting represents the innocence of a young child, a girl that will grow into a woman, who will be able to bring new life into the world. The blue scheme represents the peaceful and calm feelings of a young child, with little worries.

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