Moving from Norway to Great Britain over 20 years ago, I now live in Lincolnshire, close to the busy market town of Boston. Inspiration for painting is all around me with great buildings, a river running through lined with fishing boats and a bustling marked every week.
I like the combination of drawing and painting, especially buildings, urban landscapes, boats and busy street scenes.
In my art work, I try to capture a combination of strong lines, often using ink and a stick from the garden, and painting in a looser style. I am interested in subjects such as buildings, busy street scenes, boats and landscapes.
Over the last few years I have travelled with the Urban Sketcher Community, and love sitting on street corners sketching people and urban life. Whilst I am mainly self taught, I have always enjoyed attending art courses and workshops.
As a member of the Kirton and the Boston art groups, I have exhibited in the region for many years. I have also exhibited in galleries around Lincolnshire and on several occasions in London with the Pintar Rapido events.
I have had solo exhibitions in Norway in 2017 and in Boston in 2018, and again in Norway in 2019.
In 2017 I was very pleased to win first prize in the Lincolnshire Churches Art Competition and in the Boston Art group’s annual painting competition.
In the summer of 2018 I had fun participating in the SKY TV series landscape artist of the year as a wild card.
My studio in Kirton is open to visitors. Please contact me if you would like to have a look at my work: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sketching courses and workshops
I have taught sketching courses in Boston and in Norway and also demonstrated for the Boston art group.
Said participants: "The course met more than my expectations, you really thought me things."
"The course gave me the confidence to sit outside and just draw without worrying about people watching."