Born and raised in Sweden, I first came to Ireland in the mid-eighties and spent a lot of time in Galway the following years. I got married in the early nineties and moved to Ireland to join my husband and settle in County Clare.
After we closed our shop in the latter part of the noughties, I took the opportunity to spend more time doing what I love – drawing and painting.
I work in a variety of media; pencil, colour pencil, ink, acrylic, oil. My work often shows ordinary things in not-so-ordinary settings, sometimes with an element of surprise. Abstract compositions with interacting lines, planes and shapes, also fascinate me – I’m probably painting more with my brain than with my heart. Two of my all-time favourite artists are the mesmerizing Escher and the more philosophical Kandinsky, but I take inspiration from many other artists and writers, as well as from people I meet in daily life.
Inge Bergmann, Knockaguilla, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
T 086 4090625