WEST VANCOUVER, BC
Ingrid lives on the north shore of Vancouver, where she works out of her studio, painting mostly in acrylics. Born in Toronto, she was drawing and painting "ever since she could remember". She earned an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University and has worked as a graphic designer in television and corporate communications since then. After moving to the North Shore in 1993, she joined the West Vancouver Sketch Club and exhibited in every show , including special exhibitions at the Silk Purse Gallery, The West Vancouver Memorial Art Gallery and the Ferry Building Gallery. Ingrid has also exhibited in the local community in private and retail venues. Ingrid paints landscapes and still-lifes, with an emphasis on strong colour and form. As a graphic designer, her interest is in bold, architectural forms found in nature, with importance placed on light and shadow. This play of light and shadow creates secondary shapes which further accent her portrayal of form.
" I look for design elements in nature, with or without human intervention which creates those shapes. Urban landscapes with strong sculptural forms are particularly appealing to me, as the result of manipulation of nature by man as an aesthetic. The interaction of light and shadow either with composition I see as a form of graphic design. I like to suggest connotations for my paintings other than those which are readily apparent".