Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ingrid Torjesen grew up drawing and painting, surrounded by the paintings of her Grandfather and Great Uncle, both Norwegian seascape painters.
She studied Fine Art at the H.S. of Art & Design in New York City, including intensive instruction in life drawing and painting classes in traditional oil painting techniques with Irwin Greenberg.
Torjesen's realistic compositions express the relationship between objects... Stones are more than stones, they stand majestic, wise, eternal. Driftwood seems to have arrived at its final resting place and gazes out to sea.
Ingrid Torjesen's figurative paintings illustrate the link between imagination and intuitive painting, inspired from both photographs, memory and...