Linda Ingham’s process-led practice is based on personal engagement with landscape and place. Increasingly involved with botany and folk-histories of plants observed on location where she walks and her allotments, pieces often are created using gathered plants and their traces within the layers. Research on nature reserves in partnerships with the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts also informs her current practice; her work frequently comments on ecology and conservation through imagery and process.
Ingham’s work also contains participatory elements, such as the Far & Near series in collaboration with composer David Power; an installation concerned with memory and place and expressions of continual bonds to absent others (Avril Maddrell). The audience are invited to contribute memories of a loved-one and spend time on a memorial bench with a view of twelve painting of the coastal horizon.
Linda Ingham lives and works from her studio in coastal Lincolnshire, exhibiting nationally and internationally, achieving her MA in Fine Art for Lincoln University School of Art, Architecture and Design in 2007. Her work is in collections nationally and internationally including the East Contemporary Artists collections at UCS, Swindon Art Gallery & Museum, Rugby Museum & Art Gallery, and University of Arizona Museum of Art, USA, Madison Museum and Gallery, Ohio; Komechak Museum, Chicago USA, Jiangsu Arts and Craft Museum, China.