Artist Ingunn Milla Joergensen
Ingunn Milla Joergensen lives in Kennebunkport. Even though she is was not born there, she has chosen Maine to call home, or maybe it is more like Maine chose her.
“Growing up in the southern parts of Norway, I was that child who always spent time creating something, that is if I wasn’t wandering around in the woods picking wildflowers,” Ingunn shares. “I remember waking up thinking, ‘Today, I will make a Masterpiece, unlike anything anyone has ever seen’ Then I’d venture off to my granddad’s wood workshop next door to hunt for treasures to use.”
All through her childhood and school, she was allowed to explore and create. “I am still grateful for all those teachers who let me go on with my ideas,” she remembers. “Frequently they were things other than what we were assigned to do. Maybe that is why I later became an art teacher myself.”
The beauty of the Maine landscape, the constantly changing elements, and the ocean are a never-ending source of inspiration for all of Joergensen’s art and design work. “It is the little things that catch my attention, a piece, a fragment, a texture, a thought, a word. Sometimes taking it all in is so much, it is almost overwhelming,” Igunn shares. “One little shell tells the story of the ocean. A piece of wood tells the story of lived life. Beauty is found in the most unexpected places.”
Joined by the Sunrise
36 x 36 inches
Oil on canvas