Ingrid Christensen

Ingrid Christensen

Fine Artist

Canada


Award winning artist, Ingrid Christensen, was born and raised in the small town of Golden, BC in Canada.  She studied art and English at UBC in Vancouver and received an Education degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. For a time, she taught in the public school system. But art was always Ingrid's primary passion, and she eventually quit teaching in order to pursue it wholeheartedly.


After studying silversmithing in Thailand and jewelry and ceramics in Canada, Ingrid finally settled on painting when she discovered that it was all that she had been looking for.  She is largely self taught though workshops with artists Zhaoming Wu and Ignat Ignatov were key in launching her work to new levels.


Ingrid is inspired by the complex rendering of light by both the French and Russian Impressionists and by the bravura brushwork of painters such as Zorn, Sorolla, and Sargent.  Her favourite subjects are figures and still life, with a special interest in images of figures in water.  Ingrid's bold and colourful paintings have won honours and awards in both national and international exhibitions. 


Ingrid teaches oil painting at the Calgary School of Art in Calgary, Alberta and regular workshops in Canada and Mexico.  She is a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, the Alberta Society of Artists, and Oil Painters of America.  Her paintings are held in the offices of the Alberta Pharmacy Association, who commissioned her to create their Centennial artwork, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and  in private collections in Canada, the southern United States, Mexico and Scandinavia.