Category Archives: Inspiration

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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