Archive for July 2, 2014

Artist of the moment…….Inka Essenhigh


Inka Essenhigh is a fantastic painter renown for her Surrealist work with the figure and other creatures and monsters. Inka Essenhigh was born in Bellafonte, Pennsylvania in the year 1969.

Essenhigh attended the Columbus School of Art and Design located in Columbus, Ohio.  The artist also studied at the School of Visual Arts located in New York City.


Here we visit a show from a few years back with our favorite art critic, James Kalm!

The artist is now based out of New York City.

Essenhigh, like many artists featured here, is also married to an artist named Steve Mumford. Both husband and wife attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Below is an example Steve Mumford’s style.


What I enjoy most about this wonderful artistic family, their composition skills. As for Essenhigh, she paints every subject superbly, but her trees have a great sense of lighting and the artist uses wonderful greens that don’t overpower her landscapes.

Price range information: Essenhigh works in oils and is also a printmaker. Prints start at $10,000 and originals can reach up to $250,000.