Born in Czechoslovakia, Ingrid Fromel grew up in the art-filled city of Vienna, Austria. She graduated from the Stuttgart Kunst (Art) Academy in Germany where she studied watercolour, lithography and fashion illustration. Following graduation she worked as a graphic designer for two leading advertising agencies in Stuttgart.
Ingrid moved to New York and lived in Brooklyn Heights for where she worked as a freelance fashion illustrator. Travelling to Vermont during a city-getaway, Ingrid instantly fell in love with what she found and moved to Vermont full-time to concentrate on her watercolors and oils.