Landscape dwells large in my consciousness. From my youth in northern Norway to the painting of my birthplace, created by my grandfather, to my daily appreciation of the quiet beauty that surrounds us. The non-personal space around us weighs on me, as a comfort.
The images I’m drawn to may be a literal translation of a landscape or an abstracted vision of terrain, memory, surroundings. A color impression, a botanical image or a visiting traveler may occupy this surface I attempt to fill. It is still always about the space, the welcoming space.
Evy Olsen Halvorsen-Holstein