connie solberg

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Occupation painter
Location Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Introduction American transplanted to Bergen, Norway in 1977. Wife to Jan, Mother to Stian and Jan Petter, artist (painter)- to myself. After starting/stopping/starting on my art, I resumed art school in Bergen in 1995 for 2 more years, plus one year of private study with a professional Bergen artist, Jan Erik Willgohs. I have had my own studio since 1999 and work in acrylics, pastels, & charcoal, on canvas and paper. Looking to be ever more attentive to what I can say that no one else can, and to try to deliver a piece of myself in a visual way. It's a constant struggle to rediscover myself every time I start a new canvas, but I am on a path-road-highway and it sure is exciting to see what each new day brings. For every attempt to reveal an exciting insight, I am treated to a roller coaster ride, that, sooner or later, I win. I don't give up until I do.
Interests Love for cooking, reading, traveling, kayakking, nature hikes and, of course ART of all kinds. Theater, concerts (no opera, please) and seeing live and in person the famous paintings that I used to see only in books. This year I have travelled to Amsterdam to 'visit' Van Gogh. Plan to fly to Helsinki to 'visit' Helene Scherfbeck on the 150th anniversary of her birth.
Favorite Movies Don't go to movies or watch TV much. . Documentaries, either people, travel, or art. I watch if it makes me laugh or cry, but no brutality, violence or horror. The Big Bang Theory is always a winner, and David Letterman at night, cause it makes me feel like I am still in the USA.
Favorite Music Right now it's John Mayer, Blues, modern classical, and inspirational.
Favorite Books Eat, Pray Love, / I'd Rather Be In The Studio/ A New Earth/A Prayer for Owen Meany/Life of Pi/The Kite Runner/A million Little Pieces/Tuesdays with Morrie