HOW IT STARTED
Avid family camping trips between the Cape and Namibia cultivated Ingrid’s deep love for natural surroundings and stimulated her inspiration for creativity. Much of her youth was spent drawing and painting everything she loved. She attended the Jack Meyer Art Centre whilst at school and then graduated with distinction at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town in 2007 (UCT).
After her studies, she traveled extensively and worked for one of the largest privately-owned art auctioneering companies in the world. Those years abroad allowed her to explore places such as New York, California, Hawaii, and Alaska, also much of the East and some of the South. This was extremely valuable in shaping her life views and beliefs.
Upon returning to her homeland, South Africa, The Garden Route’s evergreen forests, untouched coastline and majestic mountains drew her into some of the magical scenarios she loves to paint. It became her greatest inspiration and continuously provides the subject matter she loves.
Further fascination with aspects of biology, patterns, science, philosophy, and spirituality, has shaped her own visual language to express her innermost emotions through her artwork.