A wide-angle photo of a sailing vessel moored in Oslo harbour as the sun sets one winter afternoon, the ship near-silhouetted against the bright sunset sky that would have been bright yellow had I not decided that a monochrome conversion did more justice to the shape of the ship.
Welcome to the gallery of Norwegian artist Hakon Soreide.
Drawing on a mixture of inspirations, I am such contrasting things as a former naval officer, a published poet, a keen photographer, enthusiastic recorder and native american flute player, and one day during Christmas 1999 - completely by chance - I also discovered I knew how to paint.
My work spans a wide variety of styles and media, all the way from traditional oils, pencil drawings and encaustics to digital paintings, 3D renderings and computer generated imagery, with styles ranging from the completely abstract to the sensually figurative.
2012 saw me moving from my native city of Bergen in Norway to Inverness, Scotland where I am working full time as an artist and...
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