I am a female artist from an artistic, Norwegian background. My work draws inspiration from the simple still life as well as the Norwegian & the London urban landscape. My still life objects are used in my work again and again, thus creating a comprehensive knowledge of my subject.
My recent, large still life paintings are depicted in pinks and other pale colours with brighter complementary hues, showing tonal and colour contrasts.
Here you may see the influence of W. Scott & others, such as R. Diebenkorn, S. Blow, R. Hilton.
2013 & 2014 have seen the re-introduction of the palette knife to my work, producing a slightly textured surface.
I work from the still life in my studio, from memories & ideas in my sketchbook as well as the colour and compositional references that photographs give.
I trained in Fine Art (Painting, Print making & Art History) at the University of Surrey.
I have lectured at RACC, Richmond (1998-1009) & since 2007- present, at EAL Ealing, where I lecture in Oil Painting & Life drawing.
Do pop into my studio at the Open Studio shows in May and November or contact me via e-mail to make an appointment.
My work is in private collections in the UK & Norway.