My name is Helen Halstensen Dahl and I am a Norwegian artist.
I was born in Oslo, Norway in 1948.
I started to paint when I was 20 years old and I have worked under several art teachers from 1989. In 1994 I attended Asker Art School in Norway.
Since 1998 I have been a fulltime-painter and I work in a studio just outside Oslo, together
with 12 other artists.
Bjørn Helge Hansen, Artist and Art Pedagogue, has been my mentor from 2001.
I was admitted to NFUK (the Norwegian Society of Independent Artists) in 2006. In
2013 I became a member of Artcom Expo International Association of artists.
I work with different media, mostly oil- and acrylic paint, but I have also worked with pastel and mixed media. My work is figurative. I do classic oil painting.
Nature is my biggest inspiration and I try to catch the different changes of light in the landscape. My motives are usually from the sea or up in the mountains and I have a big fascination to the various weather conditions, the dramatic
waves and sky formations. I like to change between the different seasons, from the first sight of spring, to sparkling colours in the fall and further to stormy winter weather.
We live in a hectic time with much stress and I think it is
important that we now and then take a break to see all the beauty that surrounds us. This will make our life richer.
I am now working on a project called “The 4 seasons” where I paint different items from the Spring, Summer,
Autumn and Winter season. “Bulfinch”, “Rocky shores” and “Spring flowers” are examples of this.
I have participated in many exhibitions in various galleries in Norway since 1999, both solo and joint exhibitions.
In 2013 Several exhibitions organized for Artcom Expo International Association of Artists Norway -:Gallery EcletIica -Spoletto-Gallery Gerard Berizzi, Gallery La Pigna,Roma,
Carrousell du Louvre, Paris.
In 2014 I will have
a solo exhibition in Sweden.
If you want to see more of my work you can look into my website: www.helendahl.com