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“A lover of all things beautiful…growing up in the South, I’ve always strived to be connected to all of the Fine Arts. Following a lengthy career in theatre and dance, namely Ballet, I once again picked up the paint brush. My life has taken me full circle as a professional dancer, interior designer, teacher with Nashville Ballet, artist and painter. I live on a small farm just south of Nashville, where I enjoy gardening and a plethora of farm animals, frequently seen in my paintings.”

Blue & Red Anemone's, 6x6, oil
Blue & Red Anemone's, 6x6, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $475
Fragrant Rose & Ranunculus, 6x6, oil
Fragrant Rose & Ranunculus, 6x6, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $475
Coral Rose Spray, 8x8, oil
Coral Rose Spray, 8x8, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $550
Pink & Magenta Ranunculus, 8x8, oil
Pink & Magenta Ranunculus, 8x8, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $550
Pink & Orange Ranunculus, 6x6, oil
Pink & Orange Ranunculus, 6x6, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $475
Small Pot of Marigolds, 6x6, oil
Small Pot of Marigolds, 6x6, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $475
Anemone & Roses, 12x12, oil
Anemone & Roses, 12x12, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $675
Hot Pink Ranunculus, 8x8, oil
Hot Pink Ranunculus, 8x8, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $550
Toffee Roses, 10x10, oil
Toffee Roses, 10x10, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $625
SOLD - Mixed Spring Bouquet, 8x8, oil
SOLD - Mixed Spring Bouquet, 8x8, oil
Ingrid Derrickson $550

About the Artist

  • Born in Atlanta GA, grew up in Greensboro NC, moved to Tennessee as a teen.
  • Formal training in Ballet through School of American Ballet, Jacob’s Pillow/Tanglewood In Massachusetts
  • Joined the Ethno-American Dance Theater in New York City, NY. Toured with Walter Terry’s, “America Has Many Faces” for the Bi-Centennial year, 1976, Nationwide, including Hawaii.
  • Later, joined Dances of India, touring the US for 2 years. Show premieres at the Theater of Riverside Church, NY’s Shakespeare Festival in Central Park
  • Upon returning to Tennessee, I shifted my education, enrolling at the O’More School of Design, majoring in Interior Contract Design and Architectural Restoration.
  • Worked with Knoll International and a subsidiary company, Corporate Environments
  • Accomplishments in Historic restoration included working on many historic properties in the middle Tennessee area, painting murals and researching and applying documented stencils
  • A return to my professional dance career, working with Nashville Ballet as school administrator, instructor and youth cast director for many of the story ballets during the 1990’s
  • In 2010, another shift back to painting in the fine arts. Ongoing mentoring and instruction has been with Peggi Kroll Roberts, Nancy Gruskin, Stanley Bielen, Lori Putnam, Maggie Siner, to name a few.
  • I continue in this field focusing on growing and painting my garden flowers from life.

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it is your world for the moment.” – Georgia O’Keefe

Groups & Organizations

  • Oil Painters of America
  • The American Impressionist Society
  • The Chestnut Group
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