For the painter Ina Bartelds nature provides an infinite source of inspiration, and flowers inspire her to endless studies in colour.
Ina prefers to work in oils; this method allows her better to express her love of colour. For this reason too, she loves working outdoors in the sunshine.
Sometimes she works quickly directly onto canvas (as she did with the ephemereal 'Red Poppy') but at other times she makes a first sketch followed by more technical re-working.