Ingrid Smit - Artist in Stilbaai


Ingrid Smit is a contemporary realist artist, who lives and works from her picturesque studio in Stilbaai, Western Cape.  Ingrid studied Graphic Design at Pretoria Technikon. She furthered her studies in 2020, by completing a Web Design course through UCT. Ingrid has worked on numerous high-profile projects for listed national and international companies as both designer and project manager.

Ingrid and her husband Richard relocated from Pretoria to Stilbaai in 2017. Here, overwhelming landscapes, seasonal moods, and a respectful, gentle lifestyle provide abundant inspiration which is so clearly reflected in her work.  

Her distinctive personal style radiates joy, peace, and an obvious story within the details of her work. This invites her audience to share her perception of the spirit, atmosphere, and tranquillity of her surroundings, and the lives of those who live in the area.

Ingrid works primarily in oil on canvas. Fine, impressionistic brushstrokes are combined with complimentary colours, often presented in muted tones.

Her artworks are generally only completed after a number of layers, mostly through glazes and colourwashes. Final details and colour splashes are added through embroidery in fine cotton thread. 

Other mediums include charcoal drawings on paper and canvas, and ink drawings on ceramic vessels.  


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