Gallery

You can get  prints of some of my paintings at Saatchi

Dragon Queen

Dragon Queen

oil on panel 40x40cm (16x16")This is an Eastern Water Dragon i met in Australia. She behaves like a queen. Unlike Games of Thrones where DragonQueen has control over the dragons, my dragon herself is a Queen. The spider gives her happiness in the deed

The Real One

The Real One

oil on panel, 40,5x40,5cm (16x16") East Water Dragon - I met in Australia, Chinese Dragon and a Dragonfly. SOLD

The Butterfly Dress 2020

The Butterfly Dress 2020

The very special year 2020 and the impact on us oil on paper 40x50cm

4 Earth

4 Earth

A tribute to the beautiful SantaFe. oil on panel 40x40cm SOLD

Seeds with History

Seeds with History

oil on panel, 40,5x50,5cm (16x20")

Hugin's Omen

Hugin's Omen

40,5x50,8cm (16x20") oil on panel. The raven of Odin was an observant of what was going on in the world. Today Hugin is telling us to take care of the oceans

Book-burning

Book-burning

105x70cm oil on canvas. VG newspaper, September 27, 2015. The Norwegian artist Thomas Knarvik got his book "In his name" printed. The publisher got cold feet and made "book-campfire". I do not want to comment on the content of this book. On a general basis, I will stand up for freedom of of expression. If you start making exceptions or you are afraid of reprisals, freedom of speech is fragile and requires artists to stand together.

Long life, honor and wealth has...

Long life, honor and wealth has...

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in.

The appearance of of things are...

The appearance of of things are...

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in.

Blood, sweat and tears

Blood, sweat and tears

Oil on canvas 2013, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. You have to work to achieve. To try, try and try – and then make it – does something positive with you. Everything you have worked hard for – you appreciate more.

Politics

Politics

Oil on canvas 2013, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. The politicians are the chess players leaving us to be the clowns, trying to understand, be positive and happy. SOLD

Rest upon my doubts SOLD

Rest upon my doubts SOLD

Oil on canvas 2008, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. SOLD

The beauty of transition

The beauty of transition

Oil on canvas 2012, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. In my work with “after 22.July” I became aware of something I had always known, but that had never hit me as hard. I had to wait on the roses to die. It is a sad thing, but now I discovered that it was a rare beauty in it. I wish we all will look for that beauty in old age. Find the beauty in ageing.

After July 22 Utoya

After July 22 Utoya

Oil on canvas 2011, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in.

Massacre Utoya Norway July 22, 2011

Massacre Utoya Norway July 22, 2011

Oil on canvas 2011, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. * This painting can be purchased through Fineart’s Norwegian website and delivered to the following countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Japan. Please note the website is in Norwegian.

Portrait of a cardinal

Portrait of a cardinal

Oil on canvas 2010, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. * This painting can be purchased through Fineart’s Norwegian website and delivered to the following countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Japan. Please note the website is in Norwegian.

Born to be circumcised? SOLD

Born to be circumcised? SOLD

Oil on canvas 2010, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. Is anyone born to be circumcised? Can anyone decide that it is ok to mutilate a little girl – just because it is inherited?SOLD

The last pearl

The last pearl

Oil on canvas 2009, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. Inspired by HC Andersen’s fairytale. The last wish-pearl to a newborn child will come later – as a tear of sorrow. Necessary in the necklace to make a whole (circle).

He who lives on illusions dies of...

He who lives on illusions dies of...

He who lives on illusions dies of disappointment. Oil on canvas 2009, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. Sometimes love is beautiful, but sometimes love is fatal. Media too often makes an unacceptable link between love, sex and violence.

Who benefits?

Who benefits?

Oil on canvas 2008, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. Big companies have the ability to help giving young girls healthy, giving, positive role-models, by using advertising, toys, films and so on in a caring way. So why do they give girls superficial role-models that is brainless and impossible to look like? Why do they make girls so uncertain of themselves, never satisfied with who and how they are? The society would have all to gain on having girls with confidence and self esteem. SOLD

Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech

Oil on canvas 2008, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. We have the liberty to speak. When the liberty of speaking is set up against the possibility to offend, it becomes difficult. What has the most weight? Offending people – or muzzeling yourself? Does it help to mirror the problem, to try to see it from another angle? The Norwegian newspaper is from 13 February 2008, the same day the Danish newspapers printed the Muhammed drawings – and the Norwegians did not follow.SOLD

A sword is never a killer, it’s a...

A sword is never a killer, it’s a...

Oil on canvas, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. SOLD

Wrong use does not preclude proper..

Wrong use does not preclude proper..

Wrong use does not preclude proper use. Oil on canvas 2008, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. We have the ability to see, hear and talk. We can sometimes even get help if we can’t. But what do we see, hear and talk about? Are we too selective in what we WANT to see, hear and say? What do we chose. We have got the ability, but how do we use this ability? Could we do better? Think more before we speak – listen more instead of talking – use our eyes to SEE people and what need to be done. SOLD

You’re either with us or against us

You’re either with us or against us

Oil on canvas 2007, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. Young or old, baby or grown-up – everybody that is killed – are someone’s baby. The fingerstall represents all people that are, and will be, killed by weapons. It represent all the grief every parent feel losing their child. War, or no war, weapons are easy to get. The bullet is weighing the fingerstall down. The bullet is heavier, the children has no saying. But in the mirror the situation is the opposite, so in the end having killed someone’s

Life is protected

Life is protected

Oil on canvas 2007, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. If you get out of your shall you will be vulnerable – revealed. That is how I feel when I show my paintings. Life, the yolk of an egg, can sometimes endure much and sometimes little – with only the thin egg-shell as a protection. Life is fragile, and yet you can bear so much. As an artist you have to let yourself be vulnerable. By mirroring the revealed egg I protect it. As I try to protect myself.

Protection against lies

Protection against lies

Oil on canvas 2005, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. We have a saying in Norway: it is from children and drunk people you shall hear the truth. The drunk- the wine corks are by the help of the mirror making a circle. A circle protect you and the mirror protect you and it shows you another aspect of what is shown you. SOLD

St. Peters keys

St. Peters keys

Oil on canvas 2005, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. St. Peter had two keys. One silver that led to hell and one gold that led to heaven. The silver key is upon the golden key, but in the mirror it is the other way around. Who is on top.

Opposite cures the opposite

Opposite cures the opposite

Oil on canvas 2004, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. We have a saying that “Money is the root to all evil”. I am trying here to, by mirroring them, to say that it is also possible to do something good with your money. It is my friend’s purse. It has been use for many good purposes, so it has become “used”.

Fit to protect

Fit to protect

Oil on canvas 2004, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. Boxes are made for protection and storing. You use the size you need. They can protect each other, regardless size, color just like people. And as people it is easy to push each other out, some one is without protection – just like people. But everyone is spirited protected. SOLD

I rest upon my doubts SOLD

I rest upon my doubts SOLD

Oil on canvas 2002, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. SOLD

Wisdom through my eyes

Wisdom through my eyes

Oil on canvas 2003, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. SOLD

Israfil

Israfil

Oil on canvas 2003, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. Israfil is Allah’s right hand. I have read that Israfil write down our names on a leaf. When the leaf with my name on it, fall to earth, I die. The maple-leaf is so beautiful in the autumn – just when they fall to earth. I am sure Israfil use maple-leafs. I mirror the leaf, so they will not fall down, but rise. SOLD

In every tear there is a twinkle...

In every tear there is a twinkle...

Oil on canvas 2002, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. SOLD

Seaweed – at first there was

Seaweed – at first there was

Oil on canvas 2000, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in. Represented in the book “Naturmalerier – slik maler vi norsk natur” with “seaweed – at first there was”. Published by Ars Longa in cooperation with “Forlaget Kunst for Alle”. ISBN 82-92059-06-7.

70x105

70x105

The wise hunts knowledge 70x105cm

The wise hunts knowledge 70x105cm

Oil on canvas 2015, 105 x 70 cm / 41,3 x 27,6 in.

Impossible puzzel

Impossible puzzel

Oil on canvas 2015, 105 x 70 cm / 41,3 x 27,6 in.

The rest is wanting

The rest is wanting

Oil on canvas 2007, 105 x 70 cm / 41,3 x 27,6 in. I have a crush on old cars, since I don’t owe one, I got some spark plugs from 1954 instead – and I just have to wish for the rest. One should think it would be easier to paint instead of the whole car, but after trying this, I am not so sure. It is a beautiful contrast in porcelain and the old metal. One of the spark plugs is raising its finger saying old cars is nothing for him – the other one is coming towards him… So you never know.

A pair

A pair

Oil on canvas 2007, 70 x 105 cm / 27,6 x 41,3 in.

Colourful death

Colourful death

Oil on canvas 2004, 105 x 70 cm / 41,3 x 27,6 in. The Virginia creepers last breath before it dies colorful and sparkling. Vi can only dream that our last breath will be as beautiful.Oil on canvas 2004, 105 x 70 cm / 41,3 x 27,6 in. The Virginia creepers last breath before it dies colorful and sparkling. Vi can only dream that our last breath will be as beautiful.

Rosa canina

Rosa canina

Oil on canvas 2004, 105 x 70 cm / 41,3 x 27,6 in. Rosa Canina is a little living social thing. It could be a small womb with many babies inside. When the time is ready, the babies leave the uterus and the protection they have. The mirror protect so it is prepared for the babies “leaving the nest”. * This painting can be purchased through Fineart’s Norwegian website and delivered to the following countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Japan. Please note the website is in Norwegian.

70x70 liten

70x70 liten

magic repository

magic repository

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

Different

Different

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

brainstorm

brainstorm

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

Nail It

Nail It

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

Epiphany

Epiphany

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

Lucky Star

Lucky Star

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in. SOLD

cycle of life

cycle of life

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

I try to see behind your mask, but..

I try to see behind your mask, but..

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

I dont want to see behind your...

I dont want to see behind your...

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

I dont dare to see behind your...

I dont dare to see behind your...

Oil on canvas 2015, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in.

The Nornes web

The Nornes web

Oil on canvas 2010, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in. Roots from Yggdrasil (ash tree) are woven . The Norn’s lived by the roots of Yggrasil weaving peoples destiny. SOLD

As you sow so shall you reap

As you sow so shall you reap

Oil on canvas 2009, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in. The difficult choices we have. How we are sitting with the solution without knowing it or realize it.

In passing

In passing

Oil on canvas 2009, 70 x 70 cm / 27,6 x 27,6 in. I have tried to capture the quiet, magic moment for the Aztecs, the beginning of another existence not the end, the trasender to eternity. for the Aztecs, the beginning of another existence not the end, the trasender to eternity. * This painting can be purchased through Fineart’s Norwegian website and delivered to the following countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Japan. Please note the website is in Norwegian.