My goal is that my art shall reach beyond the limitations of our physical senses and touch our inner beeing, our soul, if you will. I believe that in the creative force there lies an energy that is stronger and more powerful than what our physical senses can percieve. We need a bigger awareness of that energy, so that we can realize that we are more then just physical beeings struggeling our way through everyday life. We live in a world where we lose more and more of our independence and free will, we easily give it up for the comfort and security of the economic system that we are breeded into. Our mental laziness is our biggest enemy, and I want to do my part by trying to pull the viewer out of that emotion and into the realisation that we are part of a bigger system then we ever can understand. But we can feel it, if we only dare to let go.
I am a renowned self-taught artist hailing from Trondheim Norway, and began my career as a hobby back in 1985. Since then, I’ve had my artwork published and featured in many magazines and newspaper articles.
At the beginning of my career, I taught at the Gerhard Schoenings school for youth with special social and learning disabilities for 14 years. There I taught a variety of subjects such as painting, drawing, blacksmithing, photography, music, and video work, before leaving that position in 2004 to paint full time.
Exhibitions in 25 galleries across Norway alone, as well in other prominent cities such as Stockholm, Barcelona, Altea, and Milano.
I have also done artwork for special projects for various firms and companies over the years, thats resulted in book productions, illustrations, design and decorations.
Many feel that my artwork is deeply spiritual, but I dont like to label my art, leaving the interpretation up to the viewer. I like to paint whatever comes through and want to be manifested on the canvas. My interests in colors made me study color teraphy to learn more about how the colors affects us in everyday life, and I try to use this knowledge in my artwork.
I do all my work from a personal studio located in the countryside just outside Trondheim, called Studio Laaven. I have my own gallery there, where I holds 3-4 exhibitions every year.
The painting fills the most of my days, but beeing a visual artist, I often takes my camera out in the nature to search for inspiration. The drawing pad is always by my side and I never stop working with new ideas. Beeing a visual artist is more then a job, its a lifestyle. Enjoy your stay here and don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about my art, classes, prices, exhibitions and private showings: firstname.lastname@example.org