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Expressive portraits of people I know

Recently I was telling you about my parallel art processes and that I prefer to work on several themes in order to try out different ideas and new techniques. Artist have different working styles, some go really deep and create … Continue reading

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Parallell projects – Trust the process

Artists have different ways of working. Some plan and reflect on possible themes and ideas, start sketching, paint small pics and then go for the big ones. Others start and finish one painting, before producing a new one. One painting … Continue reading

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Happy & Creative New year!

I plan for a happy and Creative Year of 2016 beacause not everything turn out as planned last year, so my summer holiday project is still unfinished – but on the other hand: I have buckets of motivation waiting to … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday project

I love my new day job, but I sure have missed painting these past few months! I’ve had this yellow form in my head for some weeks, this is my first attempt to catch the idea on paper. As I started … Continue reading

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Summer workshop in Vigelandsparken

As I sat sketching in the Vigeland Sculpture Park on a beautiful early summer day, I gradually started to feel a bit like Edvard Munch. After a few hours of rapid charcoal sketches we went back to the studio to … Continue reading

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Printmaking at Ekely

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend Saturday making prints at Edvard Munchs Studio at Ekely, Oslo. I must admit, it felt pretty cool entering the great master’s printmaking studio. I am definately living my dream! Edvard … Continue reading

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Nirvana beach here we come!

This year’s U90 art exhibition is over, so now what? What is the next step, where do we go? There are several possibilities to be taken into consideration; studiolife, artists, galleries, mentors and time perspectives. We will all reflect on … Continue reading

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My pics at the U90 art exhibition

Mounting an art exhibition is great fun, but it can also be a bit tricky like when you have 9 artists with quite different styles. How do you balance one picture against another and how do we make the walls … Continue reading

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Opening Night – the U90 art exhibition

Thank you everyone for sharing the magic of the opening night with us. So happy to see you all! Now you know what we have been up to in the painting studio.   Magic opening night Thank you for your the … Continue reading

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Invitation for U90 art exhibition

Some of you may have noticed the successful social media campaign for the U90 exhibition. We truly hope that updates on our facebook event will help you to show up to share the magic moment with us! Invitation for art … Continue reading

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Trust the process

A year ago we booked a gallery for this year’s U90 art exhibition and together we set out on a journey towards fame and fortune. Preparing for art exhibition – part 3 With only two weeks to go before the … Continue reading

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The problem of storing your art works

The other day I was talking about advantages with being an artist, and how to deal with disadvantages. For inspired, bold and productive people like me one problem is to store all the work; there are huge amounts of paper … Continue reading

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Artistic promotions

U90 is a group of talented artists who met in art school. Part of the creative team process is to inspire each other, to look for new artistic landscapes and techniques, and to find motivation when things are getting complicated … Continue reading

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Painter’s palette

Artists often have a favorite palette. This classic wooden palette originally belongs to my husband and is mainly colored with beautiful shades of blue oil paint. Since I use acrylics that dries quickly, I have to work fast and often prefer … Continue reading

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Painting with U90 colleagues

Last weekend I had a great time painting with my colleagues at Studio U90. I simply love the possibility to work side by side with my previous classmates; and have time to watch, learn, encourage and coach each other a … Continue reading

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Preparing for Art Exhibition – part 1

I simply love the process of preparing for an art exhibition. This spring I will take part in U90’s group exhibition at Dalype gallery in Oslo 7.-13. May. This years exhibition will show pictures from 9 talented artists with quite … Continue reading

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Croquis drawing at Studio U90

Every now and then I get up early to spend the weekend at Studio U90 with my talented fellow students from art school. This weekend we focused on croquis drawing. The method of croquis drawing means we try to make quick sketches of a … Continue reading

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Strawberry fields forever – My art studio

There are many advantages in being a painter; like having strawberries for brunch and painting whenever you feel like! There are a few disadvantages as well; like being broke and sometimes you might feel a bit lonesome in your studio. … Continue reading

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Inside – Outside. Stay weird, stay different!

When I work I often contemplate special themes that has occurred in my life, or issues I have stumbled upon, hoping to glimpse some kind of understanding. The Inside – Outside theme is a favorite of mine, because I believe … Continue reading

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So why do I paint? Hvorfor maler jeg?

I am a visually oriented person, I think and memorize in mental images, and I often find it hard to explain, or translate the content of the images residing in my head to spoken language or writing. They say a … Continue reading

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