By Beth Habacker
Ingrid Bolton, a German native who has lived in the United States for 52 years, found her inspiration in Georgia’s landscapes. Having lived all across the country, Bolton stated that “nothing felt like home until Georgia”, hence the title of this month’s Arts Commission showcase: “Georgia on My Mind”. Fascinated by the state’s vibrant colors and southern scenery, she began painting landscapes and architecture. Bolton has painted many pieces featuring familiar scenes from locations such as Suwanee parks, the Okefenokee Swamp, and the Botanical Gardens in Gainesville.
Her oil paintings are abstract, exaggerating and emphasizing the colors found all across Georgia. Paintings of historic buildings, creeks, rivers, and sunflower fields. When asked what inspired her work, Bolton said that she likes to paint whatever catches her eye and likes to think of herself as a “colorist”.
Ingrid Bolton’s paintings were displayed in the art gallery located inside Sugar Hill City Hall until June 20th.