John W. Ingle is a graduate of the Famous Artist’s School of Art. His lifework has been in engineering, but his passion has been that of an artist. From the time he was a child, he has drawn on everything. He is an accomplished artist with both chalk and watercolor and is very detailed in his illustrations. His portraits are so lifelike they seem ready to speak. John freely shares his talents in churches and on mission trips. He excels in making the Bible come alive to children with his chalk-talks. His work has been exhibited at various art shows. He entertained children at a Franklin Graham Crusade with his drawings of Daniel and the Lion’s Den and Noah and the Ark. He also serves a board member of Children’s Security Blanket.
This husband-and-wife team work well together as he illustrates the story that she tells. He finds ideas for his paintings from some of the places he travels. John is a board member and exhibitor of the Carolina Mountain Artist Guild in Hendersonville, NC. He is the illustrator ofCourageous Kate, a biography of Kate Moore Barry and Fearless Martha, a biography of Martha Bratton and Brave Elizabeth, a biography of President Andrew Jackson’s mother. He particularly enjoys painting portraits and landscapes using pastels. John is a member of the Artist’s Guild of Spartanburg.He is a member and President of Daniel Morgan SAR Chapter in Spartanburg as well as a member of the SAR color guard.
Since his retirement, he now joins Sheila with presentations of colonial life during the Revolutionary War. John’s two daughters have blessed this couple with four grandchildren that Sheila and John enjoy spending time with.
John accepts commissions for his work.