Art has always been part of Ingrid’s life. She’s been drawing and sculpting since she was a child. She studied Biology at James Madison University where she acquired a minor in Fine Arts and her husband Duane. Her children’s picture book, “The Fabulous Flying Fandinis,” received the top prize from the association for children’s librarians and teachers, and was a selection of the Junior Library Guild. Her angel designs for Angels Beside Me® won a Collector Editions Award of Excellence, nominated by industry experts and selected by the magazine’s readers. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia. When she is not painting she enjoys hanging out with her two sisters and gardening. She is particularly delighted when her yard attracts chipmunks, hummingbirds and her two adult children.