Ingrid has always been fascinated by horses. As a child with mobility issues they represented an opportunity at freedom from restriction. She has spent the majority of her life riding or being involved with horses in one way or another.
Her career path as a designer and fine artist has complimented her love of the horse with opportunities to work commercially for a roster of clients producing original designs either in print or on the web for stables, horse shows and tack stores and for many patrons completing commissions and portraits of their equine companions.
Ingrid’s goal when producing a portrait is to convey some aspect of the horse’s personality or relationship with their owner. This goal stems from a belief that art of any kind needs to create an emotional response in the viewer.
1989 Honourable Mention Ottawa Club of Printing House Craftsmen
1992 Gutenberg Awards Honourable Mention Boy Scouts 1992 Calendar
1992 Information Services Institute (ISI) Silver - Ada Language Glossary, Full Colour Publications Category
1993 Information Services Institute Award of Excellence - 1993 Anti-Racism Campaign
1998 Winner Cover contest for the Source, Equine Directory Cover
2012 Best in Show Our Roots, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities
1984 Opened one of the first Woman-run design firms in the Ottawa area.
1991 Judge ISI Awards, Advertising Category
1992 Judge ISI Awards, Display Advertising Category
1998 Exhibited at the Bibliotek Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2001 Interviewed on Roger’s TV, London, ON,
2001 Exhibited at the Pony Express Gallery, Stirling, ON
2008 Featured on CTV’s Regional Contact
Horse Country Canada, Equi-Nest