The raison d'etre for my floral and landscape paintings can be traced directly to the influences that surrounded my early childhood. Born and raised in a small town in Austria near forests, glens and mountains, I was constantly seeking out the many varied kinds of floral beauty which is ever present in this land. During the summer months, in a high mountain lake enclosure, my siblings and I would make daylong forays into the forested areas solely to see what kinds of flowers we could encounter. A difficult find, but a most sought after one, was the edelweiss. This was so because one had to climb up the side of a mountain to see them growing as an outcropping in the rocks. This would become the trophy of the day! Another favored sight was the Christrose, commonly called the Schneerose or snow rose, because it could be seen popping up out of the snow cover on the ground.
In school I was always fascinated with any instrument be it pen, pencil or crayon, that could make anything from a strait line to a complicated image. I really never understood at the time why I had this strong attraction for art supplies, never could make the connection between it and my love of nature.
It wasnít until I came to the United States and married that the association was made. A casual remark by my husband, that I had a natural talent and propensity to draw and paint, made me realize that I ought to get going. A starter paint kit was purchased and thatís the beginning of the story.
Ingrid Dohm is an award-winning artist based in Rockford, Illinois. Well known for her signature floral still lifes, her body of work spans an impressive array of subjects: landscapes, street scenes, and portraits, to name a few. The tie that binds this diverse body of work together is the consistent beauty, the lush and vibrant use of color, and the controlled technique that result in the unique elegance of her original artwork.
We hope you enjoy the sampling of her work contained on this website. If you would like more information about sales, commissions, workshops, or showings, please contact her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the contact page on this website.
I paint in a representational and impressionistic style. I take my cue from nature, utilizing watercolors and acrylics, hoping to bring out the myriad shapes, forms and colors that the creator has bestowed upon us. If I can lend my own interpretation to it, then I am satisfied.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Mayor's Arts Awards, Individual Artist Award, Rockford. IL 2007, Rockford Area Arts Council
YWCA Blanche Ellis Starr Leadership in the Arts Award, Rockford, Il 2006
Featured in The Artist's Magazine, September, 2000.
Artist for the years 2001, 2002 and 2005 Easter Seals Campaigns.
Finalist in the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Illinois Chapter Millennium 2000 Show.
EDUCATION: Rockford College, Rockford, IL
Born and raised in and a citizen of Austria, Ingrid is married with three children. She divides her career between the U. S. and Austria
exhibiting her works and conducting painting workshops.
SELECTED ONE WOMAN SHOWS
Die Wirtschaftskammer-Galerie, Vienna, Austria, 2002
Zurich-American, Schaumburg, IL, 2001
Arlington Green Executive Center, Arlington Heights, IL 2001
Zurich Insurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland, 2000
Northern Trust O'Hare, Chicago, IL 2000
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Art, Chicago, IL, 2000
NICOR Corporate Gallery, Naperville, IL, 2000
Schloss Kammer, Attersee, Upper Austria, Austria, 1996, 1999, 2005
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, Rockford, IL 1999
'Das Ronacher', Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, 1997
Stadtische Galerie, Linz, Austria 1995
Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl, Austria, 1994
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Freeport Arts Center, Freeport, IL 2000, 2003, 2010, 2011
Unilever Corporate Gallery, Rolling Meadows, IL, 2000, 2002
Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, "Flora: The Beauty of Botanicals in Art", 2003
Rockford Midwestern Biennial Show, Rockford, IL, 2008, 2010