Hello, 안녕하세요,你好, Hola, Bonjour, Olá,こんにちは, أهلا and to the rest of the world “Hej” from beautiful Copenhagen, where I live and work. This blog will be my way of inviting you in, and showing you my everyday painting life. Stories about the paintings and the thoughts and feelings that lie behind. Like Renoir, I mainly paint happy moments, and thereby treasure and keep them through my art. Those happy moments can be nature, a quiet walk early in the morning, a summer evening sitting in the backyard with friends, but it can also be moments experienced through books and movies, and thereby I (and you) can experience the whole world.
I have, like the rest of the world, been swept away by the Hallyu wave, both the Korean and the Japanese “waves”, and I’m in awe of what can happen when countries support art and culture. Some of my paintings are inspired by Korean films, music videos and series or by Japanese books and paintings. The fine aesthetics and the way little moments in everyday life are appreciated, I too try to create in my paintings.
Here in Denmark, we also have a history of appreciating and being quite excellent at architecture, paintings, porcelain, furniture and films, and I myself hope that with my mixed background in british and danish culture, and with my love for the asian culture, am able to create a beautiful mix of the three, that I hope you will appreciate.
Painting is, for me, like falling in love. I want to “shout” it to the whole world, I want to share the entusiasme and love, the extreme happiness when it works out. When I paint, and I have to go and have dinner, I have to walk back to my atelier, and look at my painting several times .. In the middle of the night, I wake up and I go into my atelier just to look, sometimes because I’m happy, other times because I’m sad or insecure.. but there is nothing else in my mind than that painting. I love painting, and “I fall in love” each time I start a painting, butterflies in my stomach, not being able to think about anything else and giving it my all. So, really, each painting is “loved”, and I hope you will feel and fall in love too.