Elizabeth Ingebretsen

Elizabeth Ingebretsen

Often her work represents places she has travelled, but more importantly, it symbolizes the desire for a life that is lived more slowly and deliberately, one richer in emotion and filled with meaningful experiences.

Elizabeth has lived on the cutting edge of high technology, with positions in marketing communications at Intel, Xerox, and Cisco Systems. She welcomes the positive impact technology has had on society in her lifetime. As Albert Einstein, however, is quoted, “It is appallingly obvious our technology has exceeded our humanity.”

Painting links the artist to the subject in a very direct and human way. Her objective is for the work to be an intersection of her physical efforts and a viewer’s experience — to evoke memories, create calm, stimulate delight and generate hope.

Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Art and Design from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. She gained national recognition for her graphic design work prior to devoting all of her time to painting. She is now a professional artist

She comments, “I move in the direction of my fears with my art. I am constantly seeking to refine, expand, and grow as a painter. I cherish the lack of routine, and embrace the growth that may come from each new painting experience.

“I have been painting seriously in watercolor since 1998, and have been fortunate to study with American watercolor master Charles Reid, and British watercolorist Lucy Willis. Dan Petersen, California painter known for his Yosemite watercolors, gave me an excellent foundation in design, drawing, and watercolor fundamentals.

“My work includes portraiture, still life, and plein air location painting. I travel extensively with my plein air kit and recently painted in France’s Loire Valley.”

Elizabeth’s work can be seen at the Venture Gallery, in Monterey, California and on her website at www.elizabethingebretsen.com


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