What do you want to become when you grow up? As many other children I was asked this question as a child. I remember thinking that becoming an artist, had to be the most amazing thing a person could achieve – so I barely dared to dream of it. Fortunately I never stopped drawing, painting and dreaming and little by little, I learned to manifest my artistic dreams.
As a teenager my interest in various forms of self-development began.
Since then, I have explored the fields of psychology, spirituality and creativity through educations, courses, workshops and therapy, as well as in my personal life and by a daily meditation practice. I am specially inspired by the Swiss psychiatrist C. G. Jung’s analytical psychology and his theory about the shadow and the unconscious.
I use art and my creative expression as a tool for personal development and growth. Painting and drawing has been as a source of reflection and healing throughout most of my adult life. I am fascinated by colors and their endless possibilities. They remind me of all the different aspects of being human. How many colors do I have on my life palette? – Do I use all of them? – and how can I transform my own life into a magnificent painting?
As an artist I work figuratively and abstract, mainly in acrylic and watercolor, however I also use other materials such as ink, paper, oil-paint and oil chalk. I am inspired by the Japanese aesthetic concept of Wabi Sabi, which is about finding beauty in the imperfect or in the natural. Nature in general plays an important role in my life and is one of my greatest sources of inspiration for my artwork.
I have exhibited my work in Galleries in Svendborg, Faaborg and Copenhagen and donated art to the non-profit organization WAFA – Water, Air, Food Awards. I have been teaching at ArtnSip’s Social Art Events in Copenhagen and Roskilde from 2017 – 2020 and I am currently working as an art-teacher in public middle-school. I am also a part of the artist collective, COLLECTIVE 13, which is located in Art Escape Studios in Nørrebro, where I teach watercolor and acrylic classes and work as an independent artist.
I am certified as a life-coach from ID-Academy year 2013, and I am currently studying psychology and communication at Roskilde University.
I live in Roskilde with my daughter.
If I could go back and give my childhood self a good advice, when she is asked what she wants to be when she grows up, I would share the following quote with her.
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you truly love.
It will not lead you astray.”
AFUK – The Academy of Untaimed Creativity, Kbh
Art and Design School, Århus
Kompetence Huset, Århus
VERA – Art and Design School, Kbh
Decoration painter, Svendborg Erhvervsskole
Lifecoach from ID-Akademy, / Ole Vadum Dahl, Kbh
Bachelor in social-psychology and communication from Roskilde University
Art & Creativity Courses:
Portrait-Painting / Mads Rye
Color teaching / Niels Frank
Abstract painting / Saeed Fadavi
Watercolor painting / Kai Glad
A year of painting 1 and 2 / Alena Hennesy
A year of healing / Alena Hennesy
Creative Writing & Imagination / Aksel Haaning
Better than Art School / Amira Rahim
Illustration techniques to unlock your creativity / Adolfo Serra
Menstrual Wisdom and Power Circle / Diana Z. Petrova