I am a full-time self-taught visual artist from Denmark. My family and I immigrated to Bulgaria in 2016 which has given us great freedom and me the huge opportunity to make a living from my art. I am a trained teacher in, visual arts, handicrafts and theater among other things . I can carry on my background in theater in my art, by telling stories with my paintings. My style is naturalistic and figurative, but also swings towards the abstract at times.
In the gallery you can see some of my recent drawings, watercolors, acrylics and oil paintings. You can buy them and I’ll send them to you directly.
You can also send me a photo of a subject and I can paint a picture based on it. I take commissions and can paint a custom made and unique painting for you, in the size, medium and stile you want. I will be in touch with you throughout the process of creating your special piece and send you pictures of the process.
I paint everything from landscape paintings to surrealistic abstractions, and painting portraits is my great passion. At the moment I´m particularly on a mission to convey the inner strength and power of mature women. When I create my own works, it is most often based on this theme.
Our bulgarian adventure – Blog
In January 2016 my husband and I sold our house in Denmark, packed our four and a half year old twins into the car and a few essentials into a trailer. We were setting out on a big adventure to an ex-communist country that we had never visited before. We were going to live there for the foreseeable future!
The inspiration to emigrate came from some friends of Simon´s who had lived in Bulgaria for some years. We wanted something new to happen in our lives, and whilst we were in the process of selling our house, the idea of Bulgaria seemed more and more appealing.
We knew that it was the cheapest country in Europe, and found out that Simon’s pension and insurance money would be enough to enjoy a good life in Bulgaria. Simon got early retirement due to stress and diabetes 1 so we were more than ready to live a stress-free life with time for each other, our children and our passions.
In Bulgaria we saw the opportunity to travel and see a part of Europe we knew almost nothing about; at the same time, I could focus on painting and writing that book that’s been lurking somewhere in my head for a while. We had no clue what we were getting ourselves into, but we haven’t regretted one thing since the big move and absolutely love our new life.
In the blog you can follow our ups and downs from the first four years of our adventure in this distant corner of Europe. Many of the paintings are inspired by this odd, beautiful and different country.