Born in Weston Ontario, Ingelbert Lievaart II first expressed an interest in art at age 4. Influenced by his uncle Johannes Moraal, a well known oil painter in the Netherlands and later in Canada in the Haliburton area, he began drawing buildings and boats. An elementary school teacher once offered to let Ingelbert draw sailboats on his desk, chalkboard, notebooks or sketchbooks for the rest of the year if he promised to repeat grade 5.
Photography, woodworking and calligraphy influences from his father, a finishing carpenter; and his older sister, a commercial artist, helped shape his almost architectural style pen and ink drawings.
Watercolour Artist and Art Instructor George Elliot in Peterborough helped him understand the use of colour and introduced him to watercolour techniques which seemed to “finish” the pen and ink drawings of the buildings he’d already started. George Elliot, known for his commissions of buildings in the Peterborough area also strengthened Ingelbert’s love for older Victorian homes and (repeated) city buildings with their unique shapes.
Ingelbert now resides in Hamilton, Ontario where he enjoys his 3 passions: Art, Sound and Photography.
Summer 2000 Gift of Art Gallery, Richmond Row, London ON
March 2001, Crouch Public Library Gallery, London ON
July-September 2001, Cafe One, Richmond Row, London ON
August 2002, Maggies Restaurant, Richmond Row, London ON
September 2003, London Central Public Library, downtown London ON
Summer 2005, The Art Exchange, Richmond Row, London ON
Spring 2007, London Central Public Library, downtown, London ON
Summer 2007, Studio 757, Old East Village, London ON