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Ingrid Torjesen's realistic paintings focus on the raw natural beauty of local beaches, expressed in a surreal style. Her work explores the diverse and unique elements that make up this dynamic landscape such as driftwood in its many shapes and forms and the many varieties of glacial rocks which characterize the shoreline on the East End of Long Island.
Torjesen's 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.
Artist Bio 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 and Creative Writing 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, achieving awards for Poetry and Fine Art. Ingrid moved to Montauk, New York in 1994, inspired by the natural beauty of the area.