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PORTRAITS AND IDENTITY

One of the most difficult things I know is drawing self-portraits, and even worse is painting self-portraits. But this autumn, I had to bite the sour apple and try both. It is not easy to make a portrait look like … Continue reading

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Back to art school

As some of you might know, I’m back at art school again. Hurray! After 6 years of working mostly alone in my studio opportunity knocked and I found what I’ve been dreaming of; a third school year with my favorite … Continue reading

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MAKING WOODCUTS IN TRINE’s GARDEN

Time flies when you’re having fun! I cannot imagine that a whole year has passed since this wonderful weekend making woodcuts in Trine’s garden in the artist colony at Ekely. Back to Ekely As some of you might remember, I … Continue reading

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My 30 day project

HURRAY! The 100-day project went as clockwork (January 1-April 10). The plan worked out and I kickstarted 2019 with 100 creative sessions in a row. Every single day, all week I worked in my studio. After 100 days of creative … Continue reading

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TWITTER ART EXHIBIT SCOTLAND

Through art we can change the world! This is the third year I take part in global Twitter Art Exhibit (#TAE) by donating a mini piece of original art especially made for this global event. This year’s Twitter Art Exhibit … Continue reading

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My 100 Day Art Project

Sadly, there is no quick fix to being an artist. You need a bit of talent, ability and willingness to learn, perseverance and time to work hard. Like any other superpower it takes years of practice to find your unique … Continue reading

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Painting with Peter

Artists need inspiration. I have long been fascinated by Peter Esdaile’s enigmatic image world. His magic characters move in a slightly surreal, colorful and mysterious world. The image composition lets the eyes wander over large canvases and Peter’s many layers … Continue reading

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Painting High and Low

This year’s summer project was great fun! Lately I’ve been working on some quite big canvases. There have been canvases on the floor and canvases on the wall. I’ve been painting high and low. My big hot summerproject Oslo had … Continue reading

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PRINTMAKING AT EKELY – PART TWO

I recently had the opportunity to join a printmaking class at Ekely – Edvard Munch’s studio in Oslo where the famous artist lived and worked for 28 years. This was my second time working in the great master’s printmaking studio … Continue reading

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TWITTER ART EXHIBIT AUSTRALIA

Being an artist has a few advantages; I must admit I really enjoyed working on my entry for the INTERNATIONAL TWITTER ART EXHIBIT. This year, #TAE18 will be supporting Australian charity Pegasus Riding for the Disabled of the ACT Inc. … Continue reading

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NEW BEGINNINGS

Sometimes working in the art studio really sucks. There are days where nothing goes as planned, paintings that never turn out the way you want them to no matter how hard you work. Sometimes art resembles the struggle of life … Continue reading

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TRUST THE PROCESS

The month of January always gives me a creative kick. This year is now exception. After weeks of darkness and cold weather, the sun is back and amounts of white snow makes nature look amazingly light and beautiful. Mother Nature … Continue reading

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The art of living and painting

Everyday life is quite busy. Quite time consuming, actually. There are bills to pay, meals, clothes, phone calls and floors to scrub. We face blue Mondays, early mornings, sickness, crowded buses, busy days, boring meetings, rainy afternoons and late evenings. … Continue reading

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Twitter Art Exhibit UK supporting Molly Olly’s Wishes

Being an artist has many advantages. One of them is preparing for exhibitions. I really enjoyed working on my entry for the Twitter Art Exhibit UK (TAE17 UK) supporting Molly Olly’s Wishes in Stratford upon Avon, UK 1-19 April 2017. Sometimes art … Continue reading

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Kick starting the artistic year

Lucky me: I’m kick starting my artistic year with a little help from my talented son. He is creative, fun to be with, and has finally found time to do some sketching. A few tips and tricks Since he’s quite … Continue reading

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Refresh your home with original art!

Let’s face it, many artist doesn’t sell all their art works at exhibitions. It’s hard enough to find a gallery that doesn’t rip you off, right? So what can you do when canvases are piling up in your studio? Let … Continue reading

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Young Art Cat in the making

I am thrilled to announce young Mr M – my brand new art cat in the making. He seems to be picking it up real fast, and I have high hopes he will bring some nice contributions into my studio. … Continue reading

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Family first – Life has it’s own plan

I sure was hoping to paint a lot this summer, but sometimes life has it’s own plan. This summer our family took on a new mission; sweet Mr Kitten arrived and we immediately fell in love with this charming little … Continue reading

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Summertime Fine

When I paint I feel fine, summertime fine – quite playful and happy acutally – like back in the days when the sky was always blue and we had strawberries for breakfast and spent the entire summer swimming, walking the … Continue reading

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Capturing the soul

As a social anthropologist I’m interested in people from different cultures and what happens in meetings between people; the interesting thing is who we are when intaracting with others. Art intervenes in human life through portrayals that give insight into the … Continue reading

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