The natural environment has always given me a strong sense of peace, comfort and mind-blowing awe. I often take inspiration from specific locations, using photos taken on walks in nature as reference point, but I think of my mixed media paintings as visual poetry, created by combining structure, texture, pattern and color, distilling it into its essential form.
The textured surfaces are made by creating a collage of embossed paper and layering of acrylic paint, and I prefer to continue the paintings around the edge of the gallery-wrapped canvases, incorporating the sculptural shape of the canvas to move the image into space.
I began my art career in Norway as a weaver, but transitioned into painting after receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1998 from the University of North Carolina.
Western North Carolina is now my home, and since 2010 I have maintained a working studio in the River Arts District of Asheville.
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Riverside Studios Is now OPEN again after being closed since March, see our posted hours. We are fortunate that our studio is spacious and keeping a 6 foot distance is not hard. We will also use masks and gloves when assisting customers.