|Ingrid Black, a self-taught artist was born in Germany and lives in Montreal. Her maternal grandfather struggled to
make a living painting in Berlin in the 1920's. All through her childhood she was encouraged to draw and paint. She
has been working with acrylics for over 25 years.
In the eighties, she sold cityscapes through Oliver Gallery in Dorval, Quebec, and couldn’t keep up with the demand. In
1985 she became a real estate agent and there was no time left for her art.
She picked up her brushes again in 2000, searching for a new direction – something fresh. Still working as an agent,
she made time to experiment with different ideas. From 2000 to 2007 she toyed with new concepts and finally
found what she was looking for in 2007. Her large and powerful portrayals of well known performing artists
capture her subjects’ energy on stage. They are much more than just portraits - her works are a kaleidoscope of
shapes, colors, textures, and everyday objects combined in surprising ways – a visual adventure.
On June 1, 2008, she retired from real estate and is now devoting all of her time to painting. She has participated in
numerous exhibitions, Her works can be found in various private collections. She is an active member of The Society
of Canadian Artists and The Lakeshore Association of Artists, She will also be participating in The Annual Square
Foot Exhibition on November 11, 2017 at 232 Senneville Road, Senneville Que.