August 28 to September 20, 2009
Against All Odds
My paintings consist of bold colors and a deep sense of emotion. I often paint with a limited palette, rather focusing on brushstrokes, texture and form to find balance. I am drawn to the drama and the pain connecting us all in our humanity and strive to create beauty out of the most difficult circumstances.
I am not attempting to abstract the physical world; I am trying to get to the person behind the mask. Edvard Munch said: "Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye. It also includes the inner pictures of the soul." I draw my subject matter from inside of myself hoping to create a constant conversation between the viewer and the painting, especially since abstracts do not seem to answer but ask.
Inge was born in Germany and loved drawing and painting in high school. Her teachers always encouraged her to pursue a career in art and design; however, life took her down a different path for many years. Inge's move to the United States in 1995 presented a major life change and an excellent opportunity to return to her interest in art and design.
Inge attended Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Arts Interior Design Program and graduated in 1999. During the course of these Interior Design classes, she realized that she did not care much for the mechanical side of design. The art classes that were part of the curriculum, awakened her interest to explore painting.
Opening Reception Fourth Friday
August 28, 7-10 pm
Free and Open to the Public