I am a Norwegian-American collage artist based in Oslo, Norway. I am self taught and have been creating art for over twenty years. I have shown and sold my work at exhibitions and events in South Korea, Norway and the US. I studied English literature and Art history and later trained as a teacher. In addition to creating art and teaching, I also hold collage workshops on a regular basis.
I am heavily influenced by my travels and the countries I have lived in. Going to markets and antique shops when traveling always results in surprises that I later use in my usework. I have found paper and fabric treasures in markets from Bejing to Charelston. Aged paper has a mysterious quality to it and when added to a composition with modern shapes and colors, it often evokes emotion. This emotional arena between old and new, meloncolic and joyful is where I feel most inspired.
My work often incorporates typographic elements. Words or phrases that come from my own musings on life. Sentiments that I hope resonate with others. There are some recurring themes that seem to keep showing themselves in the work I create. I seem to come back to ideas on resilience, feminism, intention and slow living.
I am often available for commission, special projects, and collaborations, so please get in touch.