Saturday, December 31, 2016


"Earthlings", an abstract story from the series "Eve of Destructions"

"Earthlings" 2015
80 x 100
oil on linen canvas

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

What is Abstract?

Do we have an answer after reading this article. Surely we have more questions.
Hear is an article from by Noah Charney. Fresh from the press...

A neuro Scientists lesson on why abstract arts hurts so good

Anyway; it feels so good to make.

oil on deep edge canvas
50x50 cm

Monday, November 7, 2016

Winter Storm

There was this special sky over the shed a couple of weeks ago and the canvas was already standing there on the easel.......

"Winter Storm" - 2016
Mixed on deep edge linen
100 x 80 cm

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Here you can visit Jeremy Holton

I would like you to meet Jeremy Holton. His paintings and teachings makes you see the brighter and warmer side of life.
 You can visit his gallery and blog at these links:
and if you would like a Painting Holiday in Thailand, this is the place:
for updates on this links, just scroll down to Related Links

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Canaletto Prize - Artistic Career Award 2016

The Canaletto Prize was awarded in Villa Valier at the Biennale Riviera del Brenta in Mira, Venezia.

Gerlinde participated with a painting from "Lista" in storm and Anne Elisabeth participated with "A Hard Rain Falling" from the series "Eve of Destruction"

It was participants from near 100 countries from all 5 continents Australia, China and Japan to Brazil, Peru,  USA, Canada, and Europe.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

A Critic award from Studio Byblos

I am proud to be awarded the 1st “Prince of Salina - Gattopardo” Exhibition - Art Critic Award.











Here is the link to the e-book made by Studio Byblos:

Prince of Salinas Gattopardo Prize

Thursday, March 3, 2016

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New products available from Society 6 and with a promotion if you use the link:

Look at the new pouches, they are very practical and come in three sizes and laptop skins are also new.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Eve Of Destruction

The "Eve Of Destruction" will be my next Exhibition project.
After my "The Sun And Beyond" exhibition, I feel it is time to hit the earth and capture the scenery on our planet just now. The only place where we for the time being can breath and live. It doesn't matter how many excursions out in space we humans use our resources on. No matter how loaded we are with money and power we are helplessly in bonding with our environment on earth.

When I grew up I heard that "Time was 5 to twelve". That was, I believe, mostly because of the cold war and the atomic bomb. Now, time must be a minute or some seconds to twelve. Power games, hatred and greed releases numerous wars, chemical destructions, genetic manipulations. Our  fauna, which we are a part of is experiencing defaunation and destructive climate changes.
Until mankind get rich and gain power by saving the climate nothing will lead us safely out of this. Am I negative? Yes, but I am sensing a new trend......

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Utstilling i "Kunstnergata" i Lillesand

Utstillingen i Østregate - "Kunstnergata" i Lillesand

er åpen under LillesandsDa'ene og i juli.

Fra lørdag 20. - søndag 28. juni  kl. 11 - 16

"Karis malerier er særpreget, og gjenkjennelige i sin egen stil. Menneskene, som alltid er tilstedeværende i hennes bilder, er malt skissemessig og gjennomskinnelige. Dette forklarer hun med at vi alle preges av våre omgivelser, og er sårbare i våre livsfaser. Med få strek gjengir hun menneskenes personlighet og livssituasjon. Hun betegnes som en sterk kolorist. Hun stiller seg ydmyk til maleriets tradisjon og betegner seg selv som ekspresjonist. Bildene males i høyt tempo. Ofte kan alle streker bli stående og gi et spennende uttrykk av at bildet lever, og kan diktes videre i. Bildene er innkjøpt av bedrifter og kommuner i hele Norge."

Gerlindes malerier og akvareller handler om vill natur fra Norge, Island og Østerrike. Jo mer vill, mørk og stormende natur, desto bedre. Oppveksten i de Østerrikske alper har satt sitt preg. Så får vi se om Gerlindes kjærlighet til Setesdalen etter hvert gir et mildere uttrykk.

Anne Elisabeths malerier inviterer i sine abstraksjoner til fantasier om mennesker og dyr som en del av naturen og universet. Dvs bitte små og betydningsløse mot universets krefter.

Både Gerlinde og Anne Elisabeth ble tildelt "The Sandro Botticelli Prize" dette året for sin originale og stilistiske søken.

Alle tre ble antatt i årets "International Contemporary Artists vol. X"

Anne Elisabeth

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

From The Vienna Exhibition

We all want to express our selves and to be understood and accepted, but important to me is to illustrate my believes and feelings through my paintings. The humble gratitude I feel when I meet people who "walks into my paintings" and want to stay there is the ultimate reward for my works.

The main story to me is to show that we belong where we are and that we are a part of nature and that the nature we can see, smell, feel and listen to, is a part of a vast universe. Every painting starts out with an idea from an experience and, or photos from that same experiene. Under way and in time, an abstraction is born and in between forms and colors our fantasy gets triggered by details that suggests or shows nature-like shapes. Of course that is not only happening for me, but I love to be in that process wether the resulting painting is "understood" or not. The process is the journey and that is why I say: "To enjoy a moment in front of the easel is an art in itself."

 The title of my exhibition in Vienna had then to be: "The Sun And Beyond"
A little journey through the universe, landing on earth with some weird creatures that maybe would be a result from humans on earth.


"Sunrays Through The Bottom", "Evil Eye", "Phenix"

"The Long Journey" , "Peaceful Dreams", "Behind The Scenes", "Dark Lily"

"Hide And Seek"

"The Explosion" and "Cyclone"

My next exhibition is in last week of June in Lillesand from my own place, Studio Xpremental when Lillesand has their yearly Festival week called "Lillesands da'ene"

Sunday, March 8, 2015


I'm honoured to tell that I'm being awarded The "Sandro Botticelli Prize" of 2015. It  was a fantastic experience . For us from the north to receive it in Florence in addition, we have the settings of a fairytale.
This is an inspiration that will follow me on my path into the future and I'm therefore very thankful to  the curators Francesco Saverio Russo and Salvatore Russo who have found me worthy.
There is also fantastic that two of my good friends, Gerlinde Streit and Monica Coahla Schancke Flakk, also got the prize together with me.