Josephine Tournier Ingram is an American artist and duel citizen of France. After her parents immigrated from the picturesque regions of southern France and Germany, Josephine was born and raised amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. This instilled in her a deep appreciation for nature, which has become a central theme in her artistry.
At the age of 18, Josephine's talent earned her a prestigious art scholarship to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where she dedicated herself to honing her craft. In 2000, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Art, marking the beginning of her professional artistic journey.
Subsequently, Josephine embarked on a fulfilling career as an artist and senior graphic designer at Powell-Peralta Skateboards, where she left an indelible mark when she redesigned the company's logo (that is still used 20 years later). Along with contributions extended to all their global brands, Josephine spearheaded the launch of their first female skateboard line featuring iconic athletes such as Bethany Hamilton.
Josephine's entrepreneurial spirit led her to establish her own clothing brand, Ecozuzu, which gained prominence and recognition on various platforms, including Entourage HBO, Planet Green, Pure London, and Pop Sugar. Her designs were also featured at prestigious institutions such as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art store, Santa Barbara Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent, and Santa Barbara News Press.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Josephine served as an Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design at Westmont College, Santa Barbara City College, MAD (Multi-Arts and Design Academy) at Santa Barbara High School, and helped enrich young minds in the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts summer program.
Josephine’s dedication to the art and community has lead her to serve as a member of the art council at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (supporting their fundraising program through the SBMA Women's Board), and serves as a planning committee member of Calm at Heart helping raise funds for childhood trauma prevention and treatment. Recently, her contributions at Calm, along with her personal donation of a commissioned painting, helped the event raise a remarkable $375k.
For the past decade, Josephine Tournier Ingram has devoted her career exclusively to the creation of fine art, specializing in abstract and impressionist paintings - primarily acrylic on gallery wrapped canvases, and Japanese watercolors with graphite. Her works have been included in many art galleries and exhibits. Josephine’s paintings have found homes in private collections worldwid.
Today, Josephine continues to pour her passion and creativity into her art, finding inspiration in her surroundings of Santa Barbara, where she resides.
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