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  • Gorch Fock, Young Sailor

    Fifth painting of my ‘Gorch Fock’ – Painting Series.‘Gorch Fock, Young Sailor′ 2021, Acrylic on Canvas, 16 x 24 inches / 40,64 x 60,96 cm © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • Gorch Fock, Lissabon 1964

    Forth painting of my ‘Gorch Fock’ – Painting Series. ‘Gorch Fock, Lissabon 1964′ 2020, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches / 76 x 101 cm © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • Painting the Tall Ship “Gorch Fock”

    Here is my video production of my painting series of the German tall ship “Gorch Fock” with beautiful pictures and original sounds from my hometown Kiel, Northern Germany and my new hometown Tiburon, San Francisco Bay Area, California.

  • Kieler Nachrichten Article: “Gorch Fock” aus San Francisco

  • ‘Gorch Fock’ a Series of Paintings

    In 2019 I completed three paintings of my ‘Gorch Fock’ series of paintings.

  • ‘Gorch Fock, Matrosen Kiel’

    Third painting of my ‘Gorch Fock’ – Painting Series.   ‘Gorch Fock, Kiel Matrosen 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches / 76 x 101 cm © Ingrid C. Lockowandt  

  • ‘Gorch Fock, Peaceful Ambassador’/ ‘Gorch Fock, Friedliche Botschafterin’

    Second painting of my ‘Gorch Fock’ – Painting Series. ‘Gorch Fock, Peaceful Ambassador’ / ‘Gorch Fock, Friedliche Botschafterin’ 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches / 76 x 101 cm © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • Gorch Fock, Kiel

    Essay ‘Gorch Fock’ – Friedliche Botschafterin

    “Gorch Fock” – Friedliche Botschafterin – Essay von Ingrid C. Lockowandt 7. April 2019 Tiburon, California, USA Es ist kurz nach Mitternacht. Eine sanfte Brise weht vom offenen Fenster in mein Atelier. Vor mir auf der Staffelei steht das unvollendete Gemälde des großen Segelschiffes “Gorch Fock”. In tiefer Versunkenheit habe ich stundenlang an dem Gemälde…

  • Gorch Fock, Kiel

    ‘Gorch Fock, Kiel’

    First painting of my ‘Gorch Fock’ – Painting Series. ‘Gorch Fock, Kiel, 2019, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches / 76 x 101 cm © Ingrid C. Lockowandt The painting was purchased by Kiel-Marketing e. V. / GmbH. It will be on view for the public in October at the new “Welcome Center”, Kiel, Stresemann…

  • Portrait “Dante”

    My most recent completed Portrait, ‘Dante’ 36 x 36 in. (89 x 89 cm) Acrylic on Canvas, 2018

  • Portrait Chef Dominique Crenn

    Portrait of Chef “Dominique Crenn”, San Francisco. The portrait is a picture within a picture. I have endeavored to create a piece that radiates Chef Dominique Crenn’s life focus, the ocean (Bretagne France, as well as our glorious Pacific) and the majesty of her heavenly cuisine. “Dominique Crenn” 30 x 40 inches Acrylic on Canvas…

  • The Honorable Betty Sutro, San Francisco and Napa Valley

    Betty Sutro at Sutro Ranch in Atlas Peak, Napa Valley, California. Painting and Photo 2011 © Ingrid C. Lockowandt Betty Sutro was 100 years old when she commissioned me in 2011 to paint her rescued Labrador retriever, Dusty. During the process, she invited me a few time to Sutro Ranch, her Napa Valley estate and…

  • Beautiful Day to Exhibit my Paintings Out in the Open

    A new client from San Francisco wanted to see my art. A wonderful opportunity to exhibit my paintings in the garden. In the background the beautiful blue Californian sky, which I love to depict in my paintings.

  • A huge thanks to my subject of “The Harmonica Player”

    A huge thanks to my subject Mel Owen for the interview at my solo pop-up art exhibit in Tiburon, California. Pictured here Mel Owen with his commissioned portrait, “The Harmonica Player”, Acrylic on Canvas. Video here: Mel Owen Interview

  • Article in the newspaper of my Home town Kiel Germany

  • Reception with San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell at San Francisco City Hall

    I am honored to attend a luncheon reception at San Francisco City Hall, as a member of the San Francisco – Kiel Sister City Committee. Left Mark Farrell, Mayor of San Francisco and the honorable Hans-Werner Tovar, President of the Kiel City Council, Germany. © Picture by Maria Theresia Treadway

  • Self-Portrait

    Nearly every artist has endeavored to create a self-portrait. It’s neither narcissism nor ego, but a valuable lesson and reminder that when I create a portrait, I am trying to capture someone else’s vision. It reminds me that I am bringing life to someone else’s memory. I learned through my own self-portrait how to meticulously…

  • Portrait “Sammy”

    My completed portrait; “Sammy“, Acrylic on Canvas, 30 x 40 inches. “Sammy“ is a portrait that captures forever the memory of a young boy’s specific time of life depicted alongside something very personal to him — a Bugatti Chiron Sports car.

  • Painting a Bugatti Chiron with the Portrait of „Sammy“.

    Work in Progress. I am painting a Bugatti Chiron with the Portrait of „Sammy“. I am fascinated –the subject matter is real but the point of view in some areas of the car gives it an abstract quality.

  • Painting in Progress Portrait “Sammy”

    Work in progress, portrait; “Sammy”, Acrylic on Canvas.

  • My Completed Commissioned Portrait of Grace

    “Grace”, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 34 inches. (20 cm x 86.36 cm) 2017 © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • My Completed Commissioned Portrait of Tyler

    “Tyler”, Acrylic on Canvas, 20 x 34 inches. (20 cm x 86.36 cm) 2017 © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • My Studio in Tiburon, California

  • Nicolas Zamudio ‘The Oyster Farmer’

          I am deeply saddened by the news that my subject and friend Nicolas Zamudio, ‘The Oyster Farmer’, died in a car accident. He was 21 years old. I will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person and I am honored and blessed meeting and painting the portrait of…

  • My painting Three Girls

    Pictured here; Three Girls, 36 x 36 inches  (91,44 x 91,44 cm) Acrylic on Canvas, Sold, Private Collection, Betty Y. Chen, NYC

  • Painting Angle Island in the Background of Grace’s Portrait

      I’m working on Grace’s portrait background Angle Island. To get an impression of the location, I took the Angle Island Ferry and photographed the island.

  • My New Subjects Tyler and Grace for Commissioned Portraits

    I’m working on two new portrait commissions. My subjects, the twins Tyler and Grace, 13 years old and from Colorado, visited my studio to see my work. They had a great time and posed with one of my paintings. I’m looking forward to painting their portraits.

  • I am Living My Dream as an Artist

    I feel extraordinarily blessed to do what I love for a living. I have always had a strong passion for painting. I am so grateful that I can do what I love and live my dream as an artist. I have been living in Tiburon CA, one of the most beautiful places in the world,…

  • My former Home ‘The Lonestar’ A Truly Magical Houseboat in Sausalito

    Featured in the Architectural Digest Magazine, my former home ‘The Lonestar’ in Sausalito, South Forty Pier. A truly magical houseboat, built in the 1960’s the hull is a World War 2 Landing Craft. A beautiful and creative place to paint where the light and the reflection of the water shimmers in the boat.

  • I Arrived 25 Years Ago in San Francisco From Kiel Northern Germany

    25 years ago, in June 1992, I arrived in San Francisco from Kiel, Northern Germany, with a bag of belongings, not knowing a single soul, the English language and a quest to discover. I am so grateful because I am now living my dream as an artist and bringing beauty into this world. I took…

  • Portraits Are a Predominant Part of my Artistry

      “Portraits are a predominant part of my artistry, as I am fascinated and challenged by the changes age, experience, environment, lighting, background and just a slight muscle movement can make. It’s a thrilling journey, one I share in syncopation with the subject of my art. I forge a connection; I want to look beyond…

  • Early Work “Isle of Man” which I painted in Europe

    Here is my early work “Isle of Man”, which I painted in Europe. I photographed my subjects at the Isle of Man TT races, an annual motorcycling event on the Isle of Man. The spectacular and beautiful Isle of Man is located in the Irish Sea.

  • Picture taken in Tiburon – Belvedere

    Picture was taken on a balcony in Tiburon – Belvedere California with my painting “Elizabeth” Acrylic on Canvas. In the background Sausalito and the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • Still Life California

    I painted “Still Life California” Oil on Canvas 17 x 20 inches, private Collection of the Artist, in Germany. During that time I had no intention and plans whatsoever immigrating to California. I feel blessed and grateful celebrating now 25 adventures, challenging and happy years in California.

  • Orange Color Studies For Interior Object

    Pictured here, orange color studies. I am trying to match hues for an interior object for a commissioned Portrait. I like using Liquitex Acrylic Paints.

  • Internationally acclaimed Artist Gertrud Parker

    Pictured here is Gertrud Parker — artist, collector and founder of the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco. Photo © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • Delightful Visit from Renowned Painter Gus Heinze

      The renowned photorealistic painter Gus Heinze, 92 years old, visited me today. He is one of the founding members of the American photorealist movement that began in the 1960s. It’s a real honor. Gus Heinze gave me some of his antique M. Grumbacher N.Y. Artist’s brush and a German art book. I will cherish…

  • Thanks to Gary Fisher one of the Inventors of the Mountain Bike

    Shown here is Gary Fisher, one of the inventors of the mountain bike, his dear wife Alexis, my subject Mel Owen and his dear wife Gig at the unveiling of my painting “The Harmonica Player” as well the artist Hines. A huge thanks to The Image Flow, Mill Valley, California a fabulous gallery to host…

  • The Unveiling Of My Painting The Harmonica Player

    The unveiling of my painting The Harmonica Player at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, California was a delightful event. Photo by © Jeff Young

  • My Painting Elizabeth

    Pictured here is my painting Elizabeth, Acrylic on Canvas 30 in. x 40 in. Collection of the Artist

  • My painting Woman With Blue Viola Subject Violist Nancy Ellis Member of the San Francisco Symphony

    I enjoy the blooming rose bush on my deck, and took the picture with my painting Woman With Blue Viola. Meeting my subject violist Nancy Ellis was such an honor! She gave me as a gift a little bowl from China, I included the Chinese characters in the painting. Violist Nancy Ellis has been a…

  • My Painting California Never Give Up With My Classic German Motorcycle DKW Built In 1955

    California Never Give Up, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 72 inches. (121.92 x 182.88 cm) © Ingrid C. Lockowandt The figure in my painting California Never Give Up, depicts a young, determined woman working on an engine in a motorcycle shop. An open door in the background looks out onto my german classic motorcycle — DKW…

  • Photo Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco

    I was a photographer at the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. In the background the glass Installation ‘The Sun’ by Dale Chihuly and the Sculpture ‘The Thinker’ by Auguste Rodin. Photo by © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • My Solo Art Exhibit in Tiburon California

    Visitor at my past Art Exhibit in Tiburon, CA. In view my paintings, “The Rider” (detail) and “Elizabeth” © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • Lovely Thank You Note

  • My Subjects Emily and Josie

    Subjects Emily and Josie © Ingrid C. Lockowandt for my most recent completed commissioned portraits. © Photo by my client Susan Schneider.

  • My Most Recent Commissioned Portrait “Emily”

    Emily  Acrylic on Canvas, 20 in. x 34 in. (20 cm x 86.36 cm) 2017 © Ingrid C. Lockowandt I would like to share this lovely endorsement I received for my most recent commissioned portrait Emily. “While I look forward to watching my beautiful granddaughters grow into adults, I also wanted to be able to…

  • My Most Recent Commissioned Portrait “Josie”

    Josie Acrylic on Canvas, 20 in. x 34 in. (20 cm x 86.36 cm) 2017 © Ingrid C. Lockowandt I would like to share this lovely endorsement I received for my most recent commissioned portrait Josie. “While I look forward to watching my beautiful granddaughters grow into adults, I also wanted to be able to remember…

  • Restoring a Sculpture by Mexican Artist

    A client from Belvedere/Tiburon hired me to carefully restore/repaint this beautiful owl sculpture by Mexican artist Armando Jiménez Arragón, grandson of the late master woodcarver Manuel Jimenez, founder of the Oaxacan woodcarving tradition. The client was very happy with the result, delighted to ship it to Paris. I enjoyed working on the sculpture, medium acrylic…

  • Dearest Friends Ann Brebner and Author Anne Lamott

    A great honor celebrating for the last 9 years the holidays with Ann Brebner 93, and Author Anne Lamott. Two remarkable writers and inspiring friends. I took the photo Easter 2012. Photo © Ingrid C. Lockowandt Ann Brebner, Casting Director for George Lucas, Dies at 93 click here

  • Thank you Marin Magazine

      It has been a great honor and a rewarding experience being part of Marin Magazine’s annual Cover Art Contest in 2015 and 2016.

  • Work In Progress Of My Painting Sammy

      Work in Progress – I am showing the stages on the artist’s easel of “Sammy”, 30 in. x 40 in. (76.2 cm x 101.6 cm) Acrylic on Canvas. © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • Thanks who helped to make my Pop-Up Art Exhibit a Great Success

    I very much want to thank the entire Tiburon and Belvedere community for participating in my Oct. 8 2016 pop-up art exhibit. It was encouraging to see so many people show up and enjoy themselves. In particular, the folks at Tiburon Town Hall and the Tiburon Chamber of Commerce should be recognized for their support.…

  • My Subject Mel Owen and his Commissioned Portrait The Harmonica Player

  • My Solo Pop-Up Art Exhibit in Tiburon, California

    Photo by © Elliot Karlan I am delighted showing my works in the former Shark’s Deli parking lot, Tiburon CA 94920, 1600 Tiburon Blvd., Saturday October 8th, 10 am – 6 pm. Special guest: The artist Hines performs an inspiring abstract painting demonstration.      

  • Meeting American Photorealist Painter Gus Heinze

    It was truly an honor meeting the painter Gus Heinze, 90 years old. One of the Second Generation Photorealist Artists. Gus Heinze contacted me and invited me to his studio. He gave me as a gift a signed poster of the MODERNISM’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, 1999, San Francisco. Gus Heinze (center with sunglasses). Gus Heinze is…

  • My Studio in Tiburon, California

    My studio in Tiburon, California. Work in Progress The Rider. 

  • Painting Three Girls, private collection

    Three Girls 36 in x 36 in, Acrylic on Canvas, 2010 © Ingrid C. Lockowandt. Private Collection Betty Chen, New York City.  

  • Self-Portrait Work in Progress

    I enjoy working on my Self-Portrait. Work in progress. In the background my piece The Oyster Farmer.

  • Honored to be selected as a finalist in Marin Magazine’s 2016 Cover Contest

    I am pleased to announce that I am a finalist in 2016 Marin Magazine’s Get Covered Contest with my piece, “The Oyster Farmer”, a painting of a young worker at the demise of the Drake’s Bay Oyster Co. I am featured in Marin Magazine’s May issue. (I was the winner of last year’s contest.)  

  • Ingrid C. Lockowandt Tiburon, California

  • A Huge Thanks To Anne Lamott


  • Author Anne Lamott, Sam Lamott and Jax with the artist Ingrid C. Lockowandt

    Subjects Sam Lamott and Jax Lamott, Author Anne Lamott and Ingrid C. Lockowandt with the winning piece; “Father and Son” celebrating 2015 Marin Magazine’s Cover Contest. Photo © Jeff Young

  • Author Anne Lamott with Ingrid C. Lockowandt


  • My Subjects Sam Lamott and Jax Lamott


  • Self-Portrait Four Years Old

    I am delighted to share my most recently completed work, Self-Portrait, Four Years Old, 48 x 60 inches (121.92 x 152.4 cm) Acrylic on Canvas. This large painting is a conversion of an old black and white childhood photograph of myself, which was originally taken in Kiel Schrevenpark, Northern Germany; converted into a vivid figurative portrait in…

  • My Interview With FLAX Art & Design San Francisco

    It was an honor to be interviewed by FLAX Art & Design, San Francisco. Many thanks to Howard Flax; the CEO of FLAX Art & Design, as well as Ellen Reilly. To read the whole interview click here

  • My Artwork On The Cover of Marin Magazine

    It is an honor to see my artwork Father and Son on the cover of Marin Magazine. I took this picture at the Book Passage, in Corte Madera, California; an independent bookstore for 30 years.

  • California Dreaming With Louis Vuitton Reminded Me Of My Painting “Mannequins NYC”

    The New York Time’s article, “California Dreaming with Louis Vuitton“, reminded me of my painting: Mannequins NYC, which I did in the 1980s in my studio in Hohwacht on the Baltic Sea.

  • Honored that my Painting “Father And Son” Won Marin Magazine Cover Contest 2015

    I am pleased to announce that my painting, Father and Son, 48 in. x 60 in. Acrylic on Canvas, won Marin Magazine Cover Contest 2015. More than 230 pieces were submitted.

  • Walk Your History In Belvedere And Tiburon

    The Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society invited me to display my paintings at the wonderful community event ‘Walk Your History’. This free event is intended to educate the community about the fascinating History of Belvedere and Tiburon. Old St. Hilary’s Church: Tiburon’s iconic hillside landmark. The building is of significant architectural importance because it is one of…

  • “The Oyster Farmer” with my subject Nicolas Zamudio

    My piece "The Oyster Farmer", Acrylic on Canvas, 48 x 60 inches, with my subject Nicolas Zamudio. Photo by © Ingrid C. Lockowandt After finishing this painting, I invited my subject Nicolas Zamudio into my studio in Tiburon. We were both very excited when I unveiled the painting, and he absolutely loved it. Nicolas was an Oyster…
  • My painting The Oyster Farmer

    The Oyster Farmer, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 in. x 60 in. Collection of the Artist

  • My painting Father and Son

    Father and Son, 48 in x 60 in, Acrylic on Canvas © Ingrid C. Lockowandt
  • My painting California Never Give Up

    California Never Give Up, 48 in x 72 in, Acrylic on Canvas © Ingrid C. Lockowandt

  • Inspiration For My Painting California Never Give Up

    California Never Give Up, 48 in x 72 in, Acrylic on Canvas © Ingrid C. Lockowandt I was inspired to paint California Never Give Up, after I visited the now closed motorcycle shop: The Bikeyard in San Francisco, California. The figure I painted depicts a young, determined woman working on an engine. The open door in the background…
  • Watch The Festive Unveiling Of The Harmonica Player

    Unveiling of The Harmonica Player from Ingrid C. Lockowandt on Vimeo. Thanks to Taylor Schwartz; videographer and editor. website.

  • Watch The Artist Hines Varnishing My Acrylic Painting, The Harmonica Player

    I asked my friend the Artist Hines to varnish this painting after I had just finished it. The Harmonica Player, Acrylic on Canvas, 18 in x 24 in. The artist Hines is a wonderful artist, and he teaches privately at his studio in Sausalito, California, hosting a weekly class; Mastering Acrylic Painting. Here is his website

  • The Harmonica Player commissioned Portrait Mel Owen Private Collection

    The Harmonica Player, 18 in x 24 in, 2014, Acrylic on Canvas © Ingrid C. Lockowandt Commissioned Portrait,  Mel Owen, Private Collection