Welcome to my Website.
I am an artist and a storyteller, originally from Denmark, where I grew up and went to primary school. I came to California in 1979, a young woman in my twenties, with my husband and young children.
Now a mature woman I like to spend my time on storytelling, whether on canvas or on paper. I am drawn to figures, to characters and to relationships between people.
When my children went to college, I did, too, and studied art at Monterey Peninsula Community College. I transferred to UC Berkeley where I obtained my B.A. in Scandinavian Studies. From there I went to University of Washington and received my M.A. in Scandinavian Languages and Literature. My literary influences of Scandinavia are:
Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard, Karen Blixen (aka Isak Dinesen), Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, J.P. Jacobsen, Amalie Skram, Selma Lagerlöf, Peter Høeg, Tove Ditlevsen, Pia Tafdrup.
Other influences are: Franz Kafka, Willa Cather, Doris Lessing, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, Annie Dillard, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carl Jung, and Joseph Campbell.
My artistic influences are:
Edvard Munch, Richard Diebenkorn, Louise Bourgeois, Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Egon Schiele, James Ensor, Hung Liu, Frida Kahlo, Alice Neel, Kiki Smith.
I have discovered that I gravitate towards everything Nordic – which is apparent in my art – so I have launched a website on Nordic news, trends and insights, NordicLike.com
Thanks for following.