The inspiration for my paintings comes from my daily experience. I have come to find that my thoughts and mind bleed onto my canvas. I allow myself to embrace or let go of each experience by sharing a piece of it with others. My wish, is that the observer might be able to pull their own experience from each painting.
I was born in Stavanger, Norway on December 5, 1983. Growing up (born and raised in Norway) and attending an International School, has kept my eyes open to the world around me. Surrounded by the icy fjords and mountains reminded me that there were always new adventures to be had just over the next mountain or path. All you have to do is have the guts to keep moving.
I am a global nomad and this triggers the seed of my work. My travels around the world took me to Massachusetts, where I received my Bachelors in studio art from the liberals arts school Wheaton College. Next I continued on to Orlando, where I continued to paint, test my limits, and techniques of painting. Then I moved on to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I completed on a Masters in art education at Lesley University. Teaching led me to Rabat, Morocco and I now reside in Amsterdam, Netherlands where I teach art to students and, of course, continue to paint.
Paint is my favorite medium, but it is not the only medium that I dabble in.
I am also available to do commission work. At times I will create something for someone simply by the colors they choose and then I let my mind and brush get take over
History of Exhibited Work
-ECIS Sketchbook Show, Monte-Carlo, Monaco (November 2014)
-GWLA, ECIS Post Conference Global Women's Leadership Post Conference, Commission of scarves for delegates (November 2013)
-Photography display in entrance, ISA Amsterdam, Netherlands (2013-2014)
-SHARE Art Wine and Cheese Art Auction, ISA Amsterdam, Netherlands (May 2013)
-ISA/PTA Winter Fair: Amsterdam, Netherlands (November 2011,2012)
-Les Tapies Artist Grant/ECIC/TASIS Fellowship: Ardèche, France (July 2011)
-Gallery Sigvardson, Rødby, Denmark
(June 19-July 2, 2010)
- Logan Airport, Cambridge Open Studios Exhibit: Boston, Massachusetts
(June 25, 2009-September 30, 2009)
- Cambridge Open Studios: Cambridge, Massachusetts
(May 9-10, 2009)
- Lesley Graduate Show: Cambridge, Massachusetts
(Dec. 10, 2008 -Jan. 17, 2009)
- Art Institute of Boston: Boston, Massachusetts
(September 2008-December 2008)
- Daily Grind Unwind, Coffeehouse: Oviedo, Florida (August 2008)
- Mobile Mud Coffee, Coffeehouse: Orlando, Florida
(May 2007-March 2008)
- The Gryphons Nest, located with Antique Dealer Bradley Bloom:
Kalamazoo, Michigan (June 2007-present)
- Wheaton Senior Art Show, Exposed: located in the Beard and
Weil Galleries, Norton, Massachusetts (May 2006)
- International Baccalaureate Senior Show,
International School of Stavanger: Stavanger, Norway (May 2002)