Being born into an artistic environment with both parents actively working with their natural talents, well-known local artist, Marama Ingle, couldn’t help but develop a personal flair for creative endeavours. Born in Dargaville in August 1927, Marama showed her talent from an early age. Pictures drawn as a 9 and 10 year old show she had a natural eye for proportions and balance, with a penchant for detail that most non-artistic adults only dream of achieving.
Marama has painted hundreds of pictures, including old houses, trees and landscapes, and is well-known for her sepia-toned sketches of houses. Working from sketches and photographs, she painted them in her style of making them appear older and almost derelict.