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.
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’m currently a part of an international female artist-collective, which is located in Art Escape Studios in Østerbro, where I work as an independent artist and art educator. I live in Roskilde with my daughter and two small dogs.
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 with her the following quote by Rumi.
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you truly love.
It will not lead you astray.”
Performance in AFUK – Academy of Untaimed Creativity, Kbh 2005
Art and design in Kunst og Design, Århus 2008
Design in Kompetence Huset, Århus 2009
Contemporary art in VERA – Art and Design School, Kbh 2009
Certified Lifecoach from ID-Akademy, Kbh 2012-14
Traditional decoration painting, Svendborg Erhvervsskole, Svendborg 2015
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in social psychology & communication from Roskilde University, Roskilde 2017-2021
Art & Creativity Courses:
Portrait painting in oil / Mads Rye, Kbh 2006
Color theory / Niels Frank, Århus 2008
Abstract painting / Saeed Fadavi, Århus 2008
A year of painting 1 and 2 / Alena Hennesy, Online 2015-16
A year of healing / Alena Hennesy, Online 2017
Creative writing & imagination / Aksel Haaning, Roskilde 2019
Better than Art School / Amira Rahim, Online 2020
Portrait painting in acrylic / Will Kemp, Online 2020
Watercolor techniques / Kai Glad, Svendborg 2020
Illustration techniques to unlock your creativity / Adolfo Serra, Online 2021
Creative proces facilitator / Bloom Institute, Gentofte 2021
Cityscape painting in watercolor / Alvaro Catagnet, Kbh 2022