Category Archives: Studiolife

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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