Ingrid Dohm







Ingrid Dohm

Ingrid Dohm

Rockford, IL



The raison díetre for my floral and landscape paintings can be traced directly to the influences that surrounded my early childhood. Born and raised in a small town in Austria near forests, glens and mountains, I was constantly seeking out the many varied kinds of floral beauty which is ever present in this land. During the summer months, in a high mountain lake enclosure, my siblings and I would make daylong forays into the forested areas solely to see what kinds of flowers we could encounter. A difficult find, but a most sought after one, was the edelweiss. This was so because one had to climb up the side of a mountain to see them growing as an outcropping in the rocks. This would become the trophy of the day! Another favored sight was the Christrose, commonly called the Schneerose or snow rose, because it could be seen popping up out of the snow cover on the ground.

In school I was always fascinated with any instrument be it pen, pencil or crayon, that could make anything from a strait line to a complicated image. I really never understood at the time why I had this strong attraction for art supplies, never could make the connection between it and my love of nature.

It wasnít until I came to the United States and married that the association was made. A casual remark by my husband, that I had a natural talent and propensity to draw and paint, made me realize that I ought to get going. A starter paint kit was purchased and thatís the beginning of the story.


I paint the change and diversity of nature, capturing the beauty that
surrounds us: winterís stark grays, the slow brightening of spring, bold
summer, and fallís warm richness. The shapes of nature show their
diversity in my work, the flowing petals of flowers with the rugged
geometry of my native Austrian Alps.
Natureís unending spectrum of color and shape, its seasons of hope and
renewal, are always fresh and exciting, and that is what I strive to
capture in my work.

When I paint, I hope to bring the beauty that surrounds around into
focus, and fix it on the canvas to brighten our lives. By connecting
with this beauty, I partake in the almost magical act of transforming
empty space, a plain white surface, into something captivating, a
painting that can be shared and enjoyed for years to come.

I paint in a representational and impressionistic style. I take my cue from nature, utilizing watercolors and acrylics, hoping to bring out the myriad shapes, forms and colors that the creator has bestowed upon us. If I can lend my own interpretation to it, then I am satisfied.


Permanent Collection, Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C., 2011

Individual Artist Award, Mayor's Arts Awards, Coronado Theater, Rockford, IL 2007

YWCA Blanche Ellis Starr Award for Leadership in the Arts, Rockford, IL 2006

Featured in The Artist's Magazine, September, 2000.

Artist for the years 2001, 2002 and 2005 Easter Seals Campaigns.

Finalist in the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Illinois Chapter Millenium 2000 Show.

EDUCATION: Rockford College, Rockford, IL (Studio Art Major)


Born and raised in and a citizen of Austria, Ingrid is married with three children. She divides her career between the U. S. and Austria exhibiting her works and conducting painting workshops.


Freeport Arts Center, Freeport, IL 2008

Die Wirtschaftskammer-Galerie, Vienna, Austria, 2002

Zurich-American, Schaumburg, IL, 2001

Arlington Green Executive Center, Arlington Heights, IL 2001

Zurich Insurance Company, Zurich, Switzerland, 2000

Northern Trust O'Hare, Chicago, IL 2000 NICOR Corporate Gallery, Naperville, IL, 2000

Schloss Kammer, Attersee, Upper Austria, Austria, 1996, 1999, 2005

University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine, 1999

'Das Ronacher', Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria, 1997

Stadtische Galerie, Linz, Austria 1995

Kaiservilla, Bad Ischl, Austria, 1994


Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, 2008, 2010

Freeport Arts Center, Freeport, IL 2000, 2003, 2009, 2010

Unilever Corporate Gallery, Rolling Meadows, IL, 2000, 2002

Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, "Flora: The Beauty of Botanicals in Art", 2003


Television Interviews:

Artist to Artist Program, AT&T Broadband Cable Access Stations, Chicago North and West Suburbs, 2001

Insight Communications Channel 17, Rockford, IL , 1999

WPTI Channel 10, Loves Park, IL, 1983

Public Television Auctions:

WHA-TV, Madison, WI, 1999, 2001, 2004

WNPE-16, Watertown, NY, 1998


Illustration for Sonnenkringel und Schattenstreiffen, Ilse Lassner, PS Verlag, Payerbach, Austria 1992

Illustration for the Austrian Red Cross 1996 Christmas Card.


Watercolor Series 10 by Ingrid Dohm


Fruit Basket by Ingrid Dohm


Ladtslippers by Ingrid Dohm


Chestnut Blossoms by Ingrid Dohm


Floral Still ife by Ingrid Dohm


Roses and Clematis by Ingrid Dohm


Strobl Austria by Ingrid Dohm


Purple and Yellow Delight by Ingrid Dohm


Irises and Petunias by Ingrid Dohm


Star Lily and Sunflowers by Ingrid Dohm


White Lilies by Ingrid Dohm


White Roses and Irises by Ingrid Dohm


Purple Yellow by Ingrid Dohm


Irises by Ingrid Dohm


Red White Yellow by Ingrid Dohm


Three Sunflowers by Ingrid Dohm


Roses with Blue Vase by Ingrid Dohm


Lilies and Roses by Ingrid Dohm


Floral Still Life Yellow Rose by Ingrid Dohm


Sunflowers and Fruit by Ingrid Dohm


Tulips Daffodils and Bleeding Hearts by Ingrid Dohm


Roses andTulips by Ingrid Dohm


Mixed Floral Still Life by Ingrid Dohm


Still Life by Ingrid Dohm


Daffodils by Ingrid Dohm


Amaryllis by Ingrid Dohm


Still Life wirh Pumpkins by Ingrid Dohm


Mostly Roses by Ingrid Dohm


Yellow Pansies by Ingrid Dohm


Apple Melon Cherries by Ingrid Dohm


Bowl of Cherries by Ingrid Dohm


Floral Still Life by Ingrid Dohm


Floral Arrangement by Ingrid Dohm


Purple Orchids by Ingrid Dohm


Primroses by Ingrid Dohm


Sunflowers Galore by Ingrid Dohm


Veggies by Ingrid Dohm


Flowers and Fruit by Ingrid Dohm


Roses Galore by Ingrid Dohm


Star Lilies by Ingrid Dohm


White Roses by Ingrid Dohm


Yellow Green by Ingrid Dohm


Salzburg I by Ingrid Dohm


Schloss Mirabell by Ingrid Dohm


Serendipity by Alexandra Maria Ethlyn Cheshire


Floral Still Life with Grapes by Alexandra Maria Ethlyn Cheshire


Cabo San Lucas 1111 by Alexandra Maria Ethlyn Cheshire


Still Life with Lemon by Alexandra Maria Ethlyn Cheshire