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About gailingis

A native of Brooklyn, New York, she had an early love of drawing and music and would spend whatever time she had creating and studying. Throughout those years, she earned a degree in interior design and continued her studies in architecture and design criticism. Ultimately, she studied her art with prominent artists nationally. She is internationally recognized and is a popular award-winning designer & artist. An accomplished artist/illustrator, Ms. Ingis has been involved in design, architecture, teaching, and art for more than 35 years. Her career has spanned all aspects of design and art with an emphasis in interior design. She is accomplished as an ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) certified interior designer, professor of history of architecture & interior design, photographer, artist juror, writer, design critic, and founder of the nationally accredited Interior Design Institute. Besides teaching at her school, she has taught at the New York School of Interior Design, Kean College in Union, New Jersey, the former King’s College in Briarcliff Manor, New York and in Connecticut at the University of New Haven, University of Bridgeport and Fairfield University. Currently she serves as a Board Trustee and Art Director of Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut. Her book, "Haze of Innocence" is a work in process about the lives that revolved around a painting once commissioned and owned by Legrand Lockwood. Ms. Ingis incorporates her skills of drawing and painting into her illustrative work, her fine art and portraits. Her sought-after-award winning work is represented in private collections, galleries, museums and corporations in the states and abroad. She is represented by Agora Gallery on-line, Rockwell Art Galleries in CT, permanent collection of Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, permanent collection of the United States Professional Tennis Association, and permanent collection of the University of New Haven.


After four desperate tries for my latest writings, a sequel to my Indigo Sky, I finally nailed down ideas in the form of a synopsis. I know, I know, a synopsis is supposed to be, well, sort of like a … Continue reading

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Renaissance Revival: The Racquet and Tennis Club NYC

Tennis on my mind. The Australian Open begins the tennis season in January in a summer place, while we have snow and ice surrounds here in the Northeast. I’ve been involved with tennis since 1973, so I’ve seen it have … Continue reading

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Cold Arizona sparkled with lights, poinsettia trees and blazing sunsets. We were prepared with warm clothes, warm greetings and family hugs. Arizona’;s JW Marriott’s Desert Ridge Resort & Spa underwater scene celebrated the holidays with a theme made from hundreds … Continue reading

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Pain and pleasure. Entrepreneurs find out the hard way about earning a living. If you have a job, keep it until your dream comes to fruition. For me, I have had both success and failure, (pain and pleasure). My most … Continue reading

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What’s Better Than 1st Place?

Welcome to Junior’s! Hail a taxicab anywhere in New York City and tell the driver, “Take me to the best cheesecake in New York.” Odds are you will end up at the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb Avenues in Brooklyn, … Continue reading

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FREE eBook: Indigo Sky

Free for your reading pleasure, the eBook, Indigo Sky, is available for free, Friday and Saturday, October 28 & 29,  on Amazon.Com. After the promotion is over the price goes back to $2.99. So get Indigo Sky while you can. … Continue reading

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Just about the only constant in our world is change. In 2010, by the one-hundredth birthday of my hubby’s mother, she had seen changes no one would have thought possible—  Two world wars, nuclear power, personal computer, antibiotics, television, jet … Continue reading

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