As you might guess from my name I am Norwegian born,
but American raised and a naturalized citizen
which I think sounds very healthy.
I primarily paint with beeswax in smaller sizes and I paint with oils on larger surfaces. The images I aim to express are often narrative, finding a story in my head I try to transfer some of the ideas to the surfaces for others to interpret as it suits them, to find their own meanings and make it personal for the viewer.
Painting with beeswax using a griddle and torch on wood with pure pigment and damar resin, is an ancient technique more durable than oil paints and originating in Greece around 500 B.C. and is called encaustic, meaning to burn in, sometimes meaning to burn the fingers also.