Date of birth: 13.08.1968
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2021

Ingeborg Östling was born in Ånge, Medelpad, on 13 August 1968. Ingeborg had already shown great interest in painting at the age of five. She took part in her first exhibition when she was seven years old. Ingeborg spent a lot of time painting in oils at home until she obtained a place at an art school when she turned 18. The course lasted three years. In 1993, Ingeborg moved to Gothenburg, where she gave birth to a son in 1997. She was not discouraged when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998 and continued to paint watercolours. When she could no longer use her right hand, she learned to paint with her left hand at the age of 40. It was only when the disease robbed her of movement in her left hand that she stopped painting. A few years later, she could no longer hold back her creativity. With great determination she learned to paint with her mouth. Her goal is to hold an exhibition with her pictures.

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