Born in Preston, Lancashire, Ingham studied at St Martin's School of Art, London 1957-61, taught by Frederick Gore and A Ziegler. At the Royal College of Art from 1961-4 he worked under Carel Weight, and spent a year (1966) at the British Academy (Rome) on scholarships that he won.
In Cornwall he exhibited at the Wills Lane Gallery, St Ives (1976) and the Book Gallery, St Ives in the early 1990s. In between he also put in work to the mixed shows at NAG, and showed widely abroad (especially in Germany). In Cornwall he and his wife Aysel, a novelist, lived near Helston, on the Lizard.