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an outdoorswoman covered in paint

About Inga Ojala

Inga specializes in wildlife paintings and western art, although she can paint, draw, carve to sculpt just about anything. When Inga is out fishing and in the outdoors, which is about half of the time, she's always thinking of her next work. She paints in many different mediums (some unconventional), adding materials such as sand and grass to the canvas. Sometimes she will even add one of her hand tied one-of-a-kind flies or lures to the artwork.

When she teaches, she shows the students that there are many different ways to make their art jump out at the viewer and bring them into the painting, drawing. Incorporating these unique and different
techniques, their work becomes more life-like and realistic.

She carves in many materials and adds things from the earth to give them a natural feel, ranging from leather to wood to scrimshaw (antler or bone). There is no limit to the materials Inga can use!


Daughter of the legendary Hollywood gunslinger/holster innovator/gun safety and gun coach Arvo Ojala and actress/model/figure skater Doris Naga Severson, Ms. Ojala was born in Seattle, Washington, and is of Finnish and Norwegian descent. Whether it's creating one-of-a-kind murals or displaying her skills at faux finishing, Inga admits her greatest love is Art. 

Inga is also a horse trainer, expert marksman. She has also worked on films as a stunt coordinator and even performed some of the stunts herself. She's also pretty handy with a bullwhip, from when she was a stunt gal on "No Mans Land". In all, Ms. Ojala has been in countless films – including parts in 'The Wild Life', 'The Man with Two Brains', 'Protocol' and 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' - and numerous television programs, such as 'Love Boat' and 'Fantasy Island'.


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