Inge was born in Bremen, Germany and there received a classical European Education. Inge completed an apprenticeship in fashion design in Europe and became a designer with "Martina Modelle" in Hamburg, Germany.
Inge's desire to travel started at an early age and throughout her life she has traveled extensively. She visited countries in Europe, including France and Italy. Later, she expanded her travels throughout North America, including Hawaii, South America, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Traveling in the Mediterranean she has explored; Greece, Egypt and Turkey, and parts of Indonesia; Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Java and Bali.
Inge came to America where she continued her fashion design education with the fashion Institute of New York, and there she was recruited by Simplicity Pattern. Inge then moved to San Francisco and attended Diablo Valley College, where she studied business and art. During this time she also joined the art gallery co-op "Palette of Art" in Walnut Creek CA. During this time Inge joined the "Calligraphers' Forum" and became the organization's president for two consecutive years. While an active member she participated in the design and contents of three books; "A Dash of This and A Stroke of That", "Family and Friends", and "Special Dates". Additionally she published the "75th Diamond Jubilee of Walnut Creek". a visual history of the city then and now, which received official recognition.
Although Inge's strength and main interest lies in drawing and painting, she has a broad knowledge of a variety of artistic mediums. She has explored and has a working understanding of the techniques of linoleum cutting, wood cuts, and zinc copper plate etchings and stained glass.