Sveinsgt.19, 3257 Larvik, Norway
I am an art director, painter, photographer and feature journalist.
Former Student of Westerdals School of Communications in Oslo.
"Sometimes, watching my portraits, I feel like looking at the same picture over and over. Whether it be a child, an elderly person, different genders, people of various social or ethnic backgrounds. Recurring themes become your signature.
I love the bold directness of my portrait subjects.
Traveling I find that nature never ceases to move me with its iridescence and
ever-changing lure. Saying claims beauty to be our hearts´ intuitive intelligence.
At times it is as if earth and sky is my real skin and all within me - gratitude.
Street photography is perhaps my favorite. Capturing peoples ordinary lives,
I choose scenes with a slight twist exposing specific social and cultural cues.
I enjoy sharing these intimate and unique moments observed around the world,
"Moments gone forever, impossible to reproduce."
When I was eight my mother taught me to paint using gouache, egg tempera, and oil.
I attended art history- and performing art classes throughout high school and college
and studied with seven different established Norwegian painters.
Thirty years experience branding/logo design and illustration for a multitude of companies ranging from offshore industry, medical companies to publishing media.
Art director and photojournalist with 30 years of experience in public and private sectors; offshore, pharmaceutical industry, universities, newspaper & magazines. Serving and consulting clients on how to communicate corporate identity visually through branding, producing a wide range of products; websites, book covers, magazine-layout and logos.
Member of The Norwegian Union of Journalists. NJ.
Member of NSFF
For more info please visit my professional websites:
AD/creative director, PR & Communication Bureau Prguru.
Editorial manager; layout, photography, responsible for overall visual aspect of Norways´ largest hunting magazine, Jeger. In charge of all artistic and graphic production. Jan 2016-mars 2018.
Travel photographer; Vingreiser, Se & Hør, Tara Magasin, Bedre Helse, Jeger, Vi over 60.
Design, branding, illustration og production of advertising material at Dagbladet, Aller Media, MSD, Resmed, Andøco, Andersen & Ødegaard, Gastronaut, Ergoterapiforbundet, Statens Informasjonstjeneste.
Computer consultant, Statens Kunst & Håndverksskole, 87
Teacher, design and computer graphics, Merkantilt Institutt. 88-91.
Color Graphics as, Infobox Graphic computer designer. 86-88
LogoTyper: Graphic computer design and program developer. 86-2019.
Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology (Westerdals Oslo ACT)
Art Direction, Graphic Design 1985 – 1987
Psychology - University of Oslo 84-85
Criminology - University of Oslo 82-83
Masterclass Printing, Per Arnfinn Persen and Morten Løberg 2018
Tine Poppe & Linda Cartridge 2013 Travel/Street photography Rajasthan India.
Eivind Røhne, 2009 Oslo.
Oslo Tegne- and Maleskole: croquis, portrait, oil-painting
Atelier Nord: webdesign & animation.
Private tutoring; Eser Afacan; classic oil-paint and preparation techniques; charcoal, oil.
Classes in portrait and oil painting, Folkeuniversitetet 1980
High school Art major. Relevant subjects; litho, woodcut, etching, sculpture, art history.
Christian Montarou: litho, woodcut, aquarel.
Victor Hafseld; woodcut, lino and litho print.
Cecilie Nerdrum: croquis, collage.
Jakob Schmidt: painting techniques.
Cato Bødtger Oslo Tegne og Maleskole: croquis, portrait drawing, oil painting.
Marit Krogh: sculpting.
Eser Afacan: classic paint--and preparation techniques, charcoal, oil.
Tommy Sørbø: art history.
Solo: Larvik Kunstforening 2020
Solo: Galleri Svalbard 2020
Group: Galleri ER 2020
Drøbak Kunstforening 2020
Group: Grimstad Kunstforening 2021
Group: Asker Kunstforening Open Call Landskap 2019
Group: Galleri A. A-laget sommerutstilling Oslo 2019
Nominated for Cyan Folio Photography by Høvikodden and Fotogalleriet.
Showcased and reviewed at Nordic Light Photo Festival and Høvikodden 2019
Solo: Galleri Athene, Drammen, 2007
Solo: Bærum Kulturhus, 2005
Group: Galleri Arctandria, Oslo 1998, 2003, 2004
Group: Galleri G, Høvik, 2006
Group: Atelier fellesskapet Det Gamle Apotek
ART CLIENTS & COLLECTORS
Lundhs AS, Larvik. Boardroom.
NASTA AS. Boardrooms