Category Archives: Painting

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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