Artist: Anne Grete Flønes, Norway
She lives in Lillestrøm, a city close to the capital of Norway. She has attended a one-year art education at Nydalen School of art and is a jury recommended member of NFUK (Norwegian Association
of Independent Artist) and Agora Gallery in New York.
I have started with own art-design on clothing: http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/anne-grete-flones.
I started very early and have always drawn. When I was young, I wanted to take education
as an artist, but the requirement to make
money came, and to get something 'real' to do. I therefore took an education as a chemical engineer, and later extension with
biochemistry. I got me jobs within the university and forensic science.
parallel with this, I took classes in drawing and croki.
In adulthood, I started to paint with the artist and printmaker Jørgen Dukan.
I have 10 years today study at art school Dukan, one day a week. Jørgen Dukan has taught me a lot
about the composition and use of
He was a great inspiration source for us students.
In recent years, I have gone on weekend courses to find out even more about myself. I have also went to FineArt courses, at the
Nydalen art school,
have introduction by the artists Torhild Kojan, and Peter Esdaile. It has been an exciting artistic journey.
As I have loved drawing since I was a little girl, mine painterly expression has mainly been figuratively. I discovered that I had a
of bright colors inside me, and I see that I am a pronounced colorist.
I paint based on what I see, and so I pick out what I want forward and catches it on the canvas. Strong bright colors are important
to me. The motives are not planned. They
evolve through the grinding process, before it suddenly appears one or more subjects.
It seems like a final stage is often a start of a new process.
The painting undergoes constant transformations. The paintings consist of many layers. Viewers go
easily into interpretations of the
painting and discover something new. One viewer sees something, and another sees something else. I am moving in the borderland
between the figurative and the abstract expression, and vary between clarity and covert.
The works are mainly acrylic on.
However, the best recipe to be good, to paint all the time and as often as you have time, go on courses and being inspired by others,
gain correction and continue working.