Fairytale painting

Wednesday 5th December 2018

I have just finished this “fairy tale” of a painting, and I’m really wondering what you guys will think of it, – as is very different from anything I’ve painted before…
There’s a lot of details here, so this has taken a lot of time, – mainly spent with tiny tiny brushes.
I have chosen to call this painting “Once upon a time”
It measures 48 x 65 cm and the price is 14 500,- Norwegian kroner (= € 1 500 / £ 1 340)
The price includes framing.

All of the text is quotes from lots of different fairytales, and it’s all is readable
I’ve always loved good stories, imagination, fantasy, adventure, daydreaming, make believe etc.
When I was a child my parents read books for me and my sisters every single day, and from I learned to read myself I have continued entering the magic world of books every day.
As Dr Seuss said; “You can find magic wherever you look.
Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”

Once upon a time

Christmas preparations

Friday 30.November 2018

I have been really busy participating at a lot of different Christmas Fairs the last weeks. My last one this year will be Sunday 2nd December in Surnadal.

As always I will have extended opening times in December here at my art studio Dalalåven, both evenings and weekends.
I have a lot of different stuff, so here you can find presents for that person that “has everything”, but also sensible things you actually use, that are also decorated with art, and naturally enough, I also have original paintings.
I also sell gift vouchers, these can be used on art merchandise, original art, and for workshops.
If you just want to pop by to have a peek at my art that is also fine!

My art studio is always open while I am here at work, so if the door is open you are welcome!This really means every day from now on till 22.December, -the opening times on the poster are really just the times outside my “regular” hours

WELCOME!


Brand new Inga-merchandise

Tuesday 20th November 2018

I have been trying to expand the collection of my art merchandise for some time now, but these thing take time. For me it is very important that all of my merchandise is properky made and has good quality, I always want to see, try and check it all for myself. lso it’s not easy finding someone willing to produce small quantities for an indepent artist instead of just mass producing for large chains.

The very first mugs and note books arrived last week, and today I received bags, pouches and pillow cases.
Both in very small quantitiesm, as I needed to see and test everything for myself before I decide to order any large quantities.

These products are made in 3 different countries, Great Britain, Germany and the USA. None of it is mass produced, they make and print one item at a time, according to what is ordered. I myself have designed every item, how the painting og drawing is placed, if it is repeated, any background colour etc. My art comes in so many different formats that I have had to find the occasional creative solution while I have been working on this.
If you are considering getting any of my new products as a Christmas present or for yourself you can either pop by my art studio, or you can find everything online at Red Bubble. All of the merchandise I have there can in general be made with any of my paintings or drawings, so if you have a favourite piece of art you would like on a mug, a scarf, a bag, – or something else, and I still haven’t added that particular paintingt to this collection – well in that case, – do not hesitate to get in touch with me! I will sort it straight away.
It’s not easy knowing which product, size or motif will become a hit, so I value your opinion, please let me know what you prefer, or would like!
Take a look at my shop here at Red Bubble 
Just click on a painting and then you can see which products has that design. if you scroll to the bottom of the page, where it says country and change from $ to € all the measurements will change from inches to cm.
And don’t hesitate to contact me and ask if you have any questions!

Pillowcase 45 x 45 cm and Pillowcase 40 x 40 cm. There is also a 50 x 50 cm size. And naturally with whatever painting you would like
Small pouch 15 x 10 cm and medium pouch 24 x 15 cm There is also a large pouch at 31,5 x 21,5 cm
Tote bag with lining in 3 sizes. Big bag 46 x 46 cm  Medium bag 41 x 41 cm and small bag 33 x 33 cm 
Here you can see the lining og the bags. This is the small one 33 x 33 cm 
Medium studio pouch, 24 x 15 cm. Big enough to be a pencil case, a toiletry bag or a small handbag. You can fit your sungklasses, mobile phone and various other bits and pieces here 

 

 

Small pouch 15 x 10 cm, this is perfect for some make up, a pen, some money etc.

New merchandise

Wednesday 14th November 2018
Hoooraaaayyy! The first parcel with some of my new art merchandise arrived today! The rest is still in custom, but on it’s way.
Just pop by my art studio if you would like to see them live!
A lot of you people have asked me about prices, – I am sorry that this has taken some time. But I have had to read up on rules for import, taxation, custom, various shipping costs as some of the merchandise is made in Germany, some in the UK, and some in USA. Not easy for an artists brain who’d rather be creative and make stuff instead of doing office work!
BUT it looks like I am starting to get a grip on it all now, so here are some prices, – with pictures and stuff!
All prices here are in Norwegian kroner. On the web site everything is in dollars or Euro, just pick what you prefer.

This is NOT massproduction, everything is made on order, with my art, according to my designs.
I try to add new paintings and drawings every day, so the collection is ever increasing!
if you would like something made with a piece of my art that isn’t here yet, just get in touch and I will fix it!

You can find my entire Red Bubble collection here
(If you scroll to the bottom where it says country, and change from $ to € all measurements will automatically change from inches to cm!)
https://www.redbubble.com/people/Kunstner74/shop


New Inga merchandise

Thursday 8th November 2018

I regularly get questions about new art merchandise, if or when I will make product with your favourte painting on, if I’ll ever start selling T-shirts, cushions, bags, etc.
So decided I needed to do something about it!
I now have a new sales channel through Re Bubble with a lot of new Inga merchandise, including many motifs that I’ve never had on products before! (and I will be adding more)
Take a look at the selection here, you can find everything from mugs to bags, scarves, cushions, mobile covers, clocks, and much more.
If you don’t want to shop online yourself please get in touch and I can order in what you want.
I am currently waiting myself on my first shipment, so I will have a small selection from here at my art studio pretty soon
But I would also like to hear from you which motifs and which products from this selection would you like?
So please check it out here


Portrait drawing

Monday 5th November 2018

This is the season for portrait commissions!
Here’s my very latest drawing, I haven’t had time to post it as yet, but I hope the customer will be happy when she receives it.
This is a pastel drawing, approximately A3 size.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in ordering a pencil-or pastel- drawing of yourself or any of your loved ones,- that includes both people and pets of course
All I need is a photo or two, so just e-mail me photos to art@ingadalsegg.com
You can find this drawing and other portraits in my portrait gallery here

Gunn Marit, pastel drawing

Pumpkin carving workshops

Wednesday 31st October 2018
The last few weeks have been all about pumpkins, which is quite normal for me this time of year.
I have had pumpkin carving workshops various places in the country, the season started with a workshop for the Association of Children with Heart Defects. Then I had one in Kristiansund, before I finished with 2 workshops in one day here at my art studio in Rindal
All of the workshops were fully booked, and I have received several bookings for next year. I have received requests for pumpkin carving workshops for adults with more time to learn advanced techniques and maybe also enjoy a glass of wine while they are working.
If you would like me to come and have a workshops were you live please get in touch and we can discuss the possibilites
Here are my latest jack-o-lanterns

David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King from the movie Labyrinth
my twin sister Elin, who was murdered 31st October 1996
Kiefer Sutherland as the vampire David in the movie The Lost Boys

Some pictures from the various pumpkin carving workshops:

Lots of pumpkin lanterns made at the workshop for Children with Heart Defects

 

Some of the pumpkin lanterns made at the workshop in Kristiansund
3 of the pumpkin artists at the workshop in kristiansund

 

Young pumpkin artists outside my art studio; Dalalåven Atelier

A few of the many pumpkin lanterns made here at the workshop at Dalalåven Atelier
Some of the pumpkin artists outside my art studio Dalalåven Atelier


New coasters

Thursday18th October 2018

I’m currently waiting excitedly for a laaaarge parcel. As I am expecting a delivery with my brand new coasters from my collaborators, Åry AB in Sweden any day now
I’ve run out of a lot of my old motifs on coasters, but 4 new ones are just around the corner!
The coasters are handmade in Sweden, they are made of birch, measures 9 x9 cm, and are dishwasher-proof.
They are already in my web shop and will be packed and sent off as soon as I get them delivered here at my art studio

My 4 new coasters
coaster «Just let go, just be»
coaster «Always burning brightly»
coaster «My furry friend»
coaster «Dance like nobody’s watching»
All of my 11 coasters

 


Small painting of horse

Tuesday 9th October 2018

I have just finished this oil painting, this is fairly small, only 25×33 cm, and the price is 4 900,- Norwegian kroner (+ postage)
When I was a young art student, I had a big art poster of the famous artist Theodor Kittelsen’s picture of the Norse water spirit “Nøkken” in the form of a white horse in my bedsit. I loved the timeless, mysterious fairytale mood of it.
My horse is probably not a water spirit, but I wanted to give this painting a slightly timeless fairytale feel, but with a strong woman (not one of these fairytale princesses that just sits there waiting for a prince).
I don’t think I’ve painted a horse since primary school or therabouts, so I am just hoping this is of an acceptable standard for all of the horse lovers out there!


pumpkins, pumpkins and even more pumpkins!

Monday 24th September 2018

Last week was  all about pumpkins for me. As  had my very first pumpkin-lantern-exhibition!
Iam used to having exnibitions, but it’s usually art exhbitons with paintings and drawings! This is kind of weird and nerdy, but also a lot of fun
I started off carving Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, which was all of 6 1/2 hours with just carving. That made me realise I really ought to limit myself a bit more, and go for something more basic.  But when you’re a creative person and think stuff gets boring if it’s too easy… well..
Here are the 6 pumpkin lanterns I managed to carve in that time, they were all exhibited at LianDagen  2018 in Trondheim yesterday.

Pennywise from It
The Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland

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The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.
Gollum from The Lord of the Rings ring (“My prescious!”)
The famous painting American Gothic in my version where I combined it with Frankenstein and his bride
A Jurassic Park inspired dinosaur pumpkin

 

 


Market Day at Bjørnli and in Trondheim

Wednesday 12th September 2018

It looks like next week will be hectic and fun!
On Saturday 22.september I will be at Bjørnli in Meldal at their big Market Day, called Torvdag på Bjørnli. There you can find everything from art, crafts, a fleam market, a farmers market, and fun and games. My stall will be inside, and we are open from 11-16

On Sunday 23rd September I will be at something called Liandagen 2018 in Trondheim from 12-15. This is a day for food and to honour people working with food. There will be awards, but also fun, games, local food fro sale, a talk around the bon fire. And I will have a Jack’o’lantern exhibition! I will alsohave a demonstration of how to make fun and scary pumpkin lanterns for Halloween. And we will share ideas of what to make with all the leftover pumpkin.
A pumpkin lantern exhibition needs more than just a few Jack’o’lanterns, so I am getting a special delivery with pumpkins in a few days, and next week i believe I will just have to leave my paint brushes and focus on my carving skills!
Untill then, here’s a couple of pictures from last year!


Pumpkin carving workshops and lecture

Sunday 2.September 2018

Autumn is here, which means I have startes thinking about pumpkins!
A lot of people have missed my localpumpkin carving workshops here in Rindal the last few years. Unfortunately I haven’t had time as I have been booked for workshops all over the country and have been on the road with my pumpkins that time of year.

But that’s about to change, So there’s finally a pumokin carving workshop here at Dalalåven in Rindal again, – Sunday 28th October at 2 pm and one at 4.30 pm
This is suitable for everyone from about 5-100 years old if you ask me!

Due to limited space you have to book yourself a place!
There’s an event on Facebook which you can find here

The 24th October I am havin a pumpkin carving workshop at Vårres  in Kristiansund.

You need to book yurself a place there to, so reserve your space by getting in touch with me:
e-mail: art@ingadalsegg.com
tel: 4157 9523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It looks like I’ll be gooing to kristiansund on several occasions this autumn. will be cooperating with Vårres in Kristiansund. 10th October is World Mental Health Day, and I will be having a talk at Vårres.

I am also going to have a painting class there, but we are not entirely sure about the date as yet. But I will keep you posted!


2 new paintings and market day in Kristiansund

Thursday 23.August 2018

It’s been ever so busy lately at my art studio. I finished a fairly big painting I have painted on commision yesterday. And today I finished a small one painted on Egyptian papyrus-.
I will take the latter with me to Kristiansund this weekend, where I will have a stall at Nordmørsk Gatefest i Kristiansund.
You will find my stall in the tent for artists and crafts people behind the old school, Langveien ungdomsskole.
Opening times for Nordmørsk Gatefest
• Saturday 25.August – kl. 11.00 – 16.00
• Sunday 26.August – kl. 12.00 – 16.00

The Fire of Our Passion, oil on canvas, 67×100 cm, painted on commission
A Lifetime of Love, oil on egyptian papyrus, 23×32 cm

New paintings with cat and book

Monday 6th August 2018

I have just finished two new oil paintings, one on cavas and one on Egyptian papyrus. Both have themes that are important in my lfe; cats and books.

My beloved cat Frøya loves to curl up as close to my face as possible for a cuddle. And the one of the most soothing calming sounds I can imagine is the purr of a happy and content cat. I really wanted to paint that mood. The painting is 50×50 cm, it’s oil on cavas, and the price iskr 12 400,- 

The other painting is about books. I have always loved books and readng, and I take a book with mewherever I go. I read everywhere and anywhere. On public transport, while queueing at the airport, at the hairdresser, while eating, in bed. I really can’t imagine  a life without books!
It suddenly dawned on me that all of my pevious paintings and drawings with books had an autumn or winter-mood. So I needed to sor that out, as  naturally also read on the beach, while sun bathing, in my garden, and by the lake!
So I made a summery reading-painting, this is an oil painting on Egyptian papyrus, it’s 32×42 cm, price kr 7 800,-

My Furry Friend
Timeout

New small pastels for big art fair

Wednesday 25.July 2018

I am really excited and looking forward to exhibit at Norways biggest Art & Craft fair this year: Rennebumartnan.  This is at Berkåk 10.-12.August. In addition to having my own stall with paintings, drawings and my art merchandise I will have a life drawing class, free of charge, at the outside stage on the Saturday at 2pm. If you are interested in taking part please contact me at art@ingadalsegg.com.
I am currently painting and drawing all hours of the day to get everything finished in time, I have finished these 3 pastels this week. They will be framed with non-reflective art glass like all of my originals


New painting with hands

Monday16th July

It’s been crazy busy lately, but I have to mention that we had an art auction during the Summer Exhibition, and that we ended it all with an art lottery where the winner was Stine Sveen Flåtten.
You can see more about this at my art page at facebook

I have finished another small painting. And I am working on commissions and some other stuff towards taking part on some big fairs in August. I will have a stall at the biggest art and craft fair in the country; Rennebumartnan and I will be at Nordmørsk Gatefest  in Kristiansund.


Opening of the annual Summer Exhibition

Sunday1st July 2018

Thank you ever so much to all of you who came to the opening of the Summer Exhibition yesterday to see Nathan’s photos and my paintings. It’s truly amazing that so many people showed up, – it was jam packed at times, and didn’t calm down till around 17.30- FANTASTIC, – and something we both truly appreciate!
Don’t forget though, – we are open everyday 12-18, last day is Sunday 8th July.
Here’s some photos from yesterday!


Midsummer feast with unveiling of a toilet-door-painting!

Sunday 24th June 2018

I do love a bit of crazy madness, so it’s usually pretty easy to get me to join in on weird ideas and prosjects. So when several crazy people get together a painting on commission can suddenly turn into a big outdoor party with the unveiling of a toilet-door, an entire pig roasted over a bath tub and people swimming in a freezing cold lake
I love unusual commissions, so when Morten Muus Falck asked me to paint the door of the toilet at his cabin in the mountains i thought it was a brilliant idea! I had to get a ride with a snowmobile to get there and look at the door before I said yes though.
The challenge was to paint something that fitted into this very old national romantic cabin with several old door paintings, – but still be my art and in my style
He was so happy with the paintings that he wanted “everyone” to see them, so we agreed on having an unveiling, it started small, but then we got the Lord Mayor to come and do the formal stuff, some musicians to play and all that, – it was an unforgettable midsummer feast!


Hands and romance

Wednesday 13th June 2018
I’m working hard on finishing new paintings for the summer exhibition here at Dalalåven. I have just finished the final brush stroke on this one now
The Title is “I feel safe when you’re holding me near”, it measures 54×57 cm, it’s oil paint on canvas, and the price is 13 500 Norwegian kroner (including frame)


Some passion

Wednesday 6th June 2018

I have just finished a brand-new painting!
I felt it was about time for some passion again, and preferably combined with getting the opportunity to paint hands.
I’ve called this picture “in see my future in your eyes”
This is oil on canvas, and it measures 65×28 cm, – naturally it will get a tad bigger when the it’s framed (but it’s still narrow enough to fit just about anywhere in most peoples homes)
The price is 10 600,- Norwegian kroner
I see my future in your eyes, oil on canvas, 65×28 cm

Kitties and puppies

Sunday 3rd June 2018

I discovered that I have forgotten to share my newest paintings! Two small pictures painted on Egyptian papyrus.
As an animal loved I felt it was about time to make some new pictures that show the unconditional love between us and our pets.
Both of these measure 38×30 cm frame included.
The one with the cat is already sold, but the puppy is still available for sale. price 4 900,- Norwegian kroner

Friends for Life
Devoted Companion

Florence and local Cultural week here in Rindal

Monday 28.May 2018

I am painting as usual here at my art studio today, but then it will be closed here the rest of the week


Tomorow I am gtting on a plan to Italy, to take part in an art exhibiton called “Languages of art” at Galleria360 Arte contemporanea i Florence 
The weather is apaprently better here in Norway than in Italy at the moment, but I am sure I can handle that, especially since the big Chianti wine-festival Mostra del Chianti di Montespertoli is on at the moment! 🍷🎨
On Wednesday I have an interview with an art critic, and the opening is on Thursday, Saturday I’llbe back here at work, I have a group that has booked them selves in for some life drawing.

I wil be checking both facebok and my e-mail when I can, so if there is something don’t hesitate to get in touch. I will have normal opening hours next week. All orders in my web shop will be packed and sent when I get back

After I return from Florence I will focus on the local Cultural week here in Rindal, as there’s only one month left till the opening of the big Summer exhibtion here at my art studio. Both Nathan W. Lediard and I are realy looking forward to this!
The opening is on saturay 30th June, the red carpet will be out and there will be champagne and plenty of ar everywhere! As always we will be open every day till Sunay 8th July


Art Calendar for 2019

24th May 2018

I have spent the day at the printers Fagtrykk Trondheim AS, – were we have started the printing of my art calendar for 2019 
As always there was quite a bit of adjsuting, colour discussions, testing, printing again etc, but we got there in the end. I got one calendar with me home, the rest will be here on saturday 🙂

Kunstkalender for 2019


Commission of hands

30.April 2018

I have finally finished this painting now! It is 58 x65 cm and is painted on commission.
This commisson started with me being sent a few photos, I asked if it was possible for me to meet “the models” and take my own photos which i could work from. Which was no problem, and quickly organised. I have to say it made this project even more fun and personal.
The models are in their late 90s, and as they said “hadn’t really done any modelling before!” but they rose to the challenge even though they didn’t even know anything about this, – and we trulyhad a blast!
Later, they came here to visit me at may art studio and watched me working on it.
I am usually not lost for words, but I really didn’t know what to say when he looked down on his hand, then looked up at the painting I was working on, and then looked down on his hand again and said he thought the painting almost looked more real than the real thing. Just thinking about that still makesme happy!
Now it’s off to the framers, and I hope that both the couple who are buying it, and the lovely models will like the finished piece!
I also really love this frame, and think it suited this painting. I have lots of different frame samples and am happy to help you find the perfect one

 

the painting with frame


Street market in Kristiansund

29.April 2018

I have spent the weekend on a big fair called “Nordmørsk Gatefest” in Kristiansund, 27.-28.April 2018.
There were lots of other artists and crafts people exhibiting here, and a separate farmers market too. In addition there was plenty of entertainment, concerts, and Nordic Light Photo Festival was also on,  so a brlliant weekend!
I am already looking forward to the next one in August.


Painting on old door

Tuesday 10.April 2018

I have just finished these paintings on an old door today. I would like to thank Morten Muus Falck for a fun and different commission! This door belongs in an old log cabin at the lake Rørvatnet. And I am really looking forward to seeing what it will look like when it is mounted back where it belongs.
The owner has planned an unveiling party when the door is back and the roads are snowfree and open again!
This is all painted wth oil paints, and the pictures have a fairytale-theme.

The middle panel has a picture of the Norse forest spirit Huldra running into the forest
The bottom panel has a troll-theme
The top panel has fairies dancing in the mist of a lake

 

Detail of the panel with huldra

 


The book is finaly here!

Friday 6th April 2018

HOORRRAAAAYYY!!! My book finally arived today!
I have to say it was a really special feeling to finally be able to hold a copy in my hand!
There will be a book launch Tuesday 17th April at 17 at Rindal skimuseum.
I have already put aside copies for all of you who have pre-ordered, and if not, – you can find it in my web shop.
The pages are large, 35×25 cm, as the format of the pictures was important to me.
This book is only available in Norwegian.
The price is 330 Norwegian kroner (+ postage)

I would like to thank the author Gunn Marit Nisja, the photographer Terje Visnes for the cover shot, Anunatak for design and layout, Fagtrykk Trondheim AS for printing. Per Heimly and Lediard Foto as who has taken several of the photos inside.
And of course my cat Frøya who has been patient while her human has been occupied with the computer, scanner, old photo albums, e-mail and phone at all hours for a long time now.
And to all of you who are actually in this book, even though you might ot now it as yet…


Book launch for “With palette and polkadots”

Tuesday 3.April 2018

There will be a book launch for “Inga Dalsegg – med palett og polkadotter” (Inga Dalsegg – with palette and polkadots) at
Rindal skimuseum Tuesday 17. April at 17-19.
I will have a lecture about my journey through grief and depression and the long and winding path back to life.
This will be followed by book signing and sale.
The museum cafe will serve coffee and cake.
There’s an event on facebook here

will receive the shipment from the printers early next week.
The book will naturally also be for sale in my web shop and at my at studio. If you would like your copy signed please write so in the comment section when using my web shop!

The cover fresh from the press

With palette and polkadots

Thursday 22nd March 2018

I have had an exciting day working wth the excellent people at the printers Fagtrykk Trondheim AS today
After several months of hard and intense work and countless late nights this projectis no longer a secret. And I am able to see the finishing line!
After Easter “Inga Dalsegg – med palett og polkadotter.” (Inga Dalsegg – with palette and polkadots) will be fresh from the printers and ready for sale.
This is part biography part art booklet, and very personal. So instead of having to writ some sort of review myself I am choosing to quote the company tha has made the layout and design; Anunatak. On their web site the have written;
“A bookabout  adramatic life stor and an exciting art journey”
I will keep you posted with more information as soon as I have a date! 

The colours are measured and checked
The very firsts sheets are being printed
The sheet with te correct colours have been stuck to the wall
Fagtrykk in Trondheim
The finished result

Anniversary sale on art photos

Tuesday 20th February 2018

I have my 20th anniversary as an artist now in 2018. I figured that’s an excellent occasion to dust off the cobwebs and dig out some of my slightly different art.
I toured with an art exhibition with black and white photos in 2001. They were a story of love, I combined photos with poetry and quotes, and was both model and photographer.
All of the photos are 51x76cm.
There is only one of each photo, and still have 36 of these originals.
I am now selling them!
None of these are framed, only stuck on foamboard. But I am happy to arrange framing if you would like that. Many of these also have a poem or quote that belongs with them.
Price per photo is 2 500 Norwegian kroner (+ postage and/or framing)

If you are interested you will find more of these in the photo gallery here 

Unfortunately the quality of the pictures of the photos isn’t perfect, as none of these are digital photos, so I have now just had to try to get half decent pictures of very shiny photos. Here’s a little taste


First animal portrait of the year

Monday 5th February 2018

I ended 2017 with painting a portrait of a cat, and now I have finished one of two cats. Even though I have never met these two lovely kitties, or their humans, I feel like I have gotten to know them really well during the process. Now all that is left is framing before I ship this down south to it’s new home.
This is oil on canvas and it’s 53×65 cm
I paint and draw a variety of motifs on commission, if you are interested just get in touch for a chat about various possibilities and prices!

Tassen and Lita, oil on canvas 53 x 65 cm
Detail of painting; Lita
Detail of painting: Tassen

The Dream Grant

Saturday 19th January 2018

I feel proud and honoured to once again have been given the task to be a member of the national visual arts jury of Drømmestipendet (the dream grant). This is usually a very intense job, but at the same time it is very exciting to see all the amazing art being created by youth from all over the country!
Adam Douglas is the leader of the jury this year, we will all spend a week in Trysil in March to do the jury work. You can read their presentation of me on the web site of Drømmestipendet here


First painting of the year in 2018

Friday 18th January 2018

I have just signed my first painting this year! That is always a special feeling every year somehow, I even remembered to write 2018 straightaway, not bad.
This is a small oil painting on canvas, it’s only 30×25 cm, and the price is 4 900,- Norwegian kroner (including frame).
I have called it “The Magic of New Beginnings”
Once again, the motif is hands, I just love the contrast between young and old hands! And contact across generations is also so very important. I hope you like it!

 


Birthday calender

Thursday 11h January 2018

I have spent the day at the printers in Trondheim today, starting the printing of a new product. When you run your own small business it’s always nice to get the opportunity to work togeher with someone else. I have been wanting to create something with my friend the author Gunn Marit Nisja for a long time, and now it’s finally happened!
We have made a birthday calendar, with my paintings and her text/words of wisdom. It can be handy to find the birthdays of your loved ones somewhere else than just on Facebok!
This is a product that never goes out of date, it lasts forever,  so you can enjoy it year after year.
It measures 21 x 21 cm, and I will have it in stock at some point next week. You can buy it directly from my art studio, here in my web shop, or from Gunn Marit Nisja. The price is only 155 Norwegian kroner. So a perfect little present for a friend, or just for yourself!

The front page of our birthday calendar
Every page has one of my paintings and some words of wisdom written by Gunn Marit Nisja
At the printers in Trondheim looking at different paper qualities and the colours
The back side of the birthdaycalendar
Me with a test print of the birthday calendar

Happy new year

Sunday 31.December 2017

2017 is almost over, among the highlights of the year for me was being invited to attend the big art fair in Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, and to represent and present Rindal Ski Museum at the European Museum of the Year Award in Zagreb. The commissions I received in 2017 were very varied, just to mention a few; I made parts for a church organ out of ancient parchment, carved Donald Trump in a pumpkin, and painted both songs, dreams and cute cat protraits for customers.
I have already received a few commissions for 2018, and I look forward to a creative, imaginative, funny, exciting and eventful 2018!
I wish all of you a happy new year, fill it with who and what you want, make the most of it, take some chances and last but not least; have a lot of fun!
Happy new year everyone!


My last painting in 2017

Friday 29th December 2017

I started 2017 with painting a cat on commission, and ended it painting another cat for a customer!
I really appreciate it when I get to meet and get to know animals I am commissioned to paint. This cat, Busk, was a delight, I totally fell in love with him. It was so obvious he knew I only came to visit purely to admire him!
This is oil on canvas and it’s 50 x 33 cm
I have also included a photo of the painting after it was framed, I thin this lovely majestic cat suited this ornate gold frame.
I have a large slection of frame samples her at my art studio, and am happy to help you find the perfect frame when you buy art from me


Cat on papyrus

Friday 1st December 2017
New Painting, just finished, right here and now.
My cat loves people reading! Every time she sees me sitting down with a book, she comes running, as books mean a lap to cuddle in. A lap that’s going to sit down for a while, and therefore has time to combine this with stroking and cuddling a purring cat. So at my house, I never read alone, we always read together.
This is a small oil painting painted on Egyptian Papyrus, I have called it “All a Girl Needs”, it measures 23 x32 cm, and the price is Nkr 4 700,- (including frame)

All a Girl Needs

New painting on Egyptian papyrus

Wednesday 15th November 2017

I just finished this painting now! This is oil on Egyptian Papyrus and it measures 32 x41 cm. The price is 6 300,- kroner (price includes framing)
I think old hands are beautiful, they tell a story about a lived life. I really enjoy myself when I get to paint this type of hands, Also I don’t think i will ever tire of the combination with old and young hands.
Happiness as a child can often be to curl up in the lap of a grandparent or great-grandparent, where you find both safety and someone who has time for you. I have called it “Keeper of Memories”


December opening times

Saturday 11th November 2017
As always I keep my art studio open for Christmas shopping in December.
This year I am open Wednesdays from 16-20 and 11-15 on Saturdays and Sundays
Here at Dalalåven Art Studio you can find something for everyone, from cheap art cards to expensive oil paintings. if you are looking for a present for someone who has everything you have come to the right place! I sell art candles, coasters and trays with my paintings on them, but also art ties. If you can’t afford a painting, what about a framed art card? Or the art calendar for 2018?
The barn door is wide open and the open sign is up whenever I’m here working, so naturally, you are also welcome at other days and times, no matter what month it is! WELCOME!

New art candle

Friday 10.November 2017

I just received a test print for a new art canddle, which is always exciting! The motif is the painting “The dancer” which I originally painted with oils on Egyptian papyrus.
The candle makers are busy producing these for me now, they will be in stock around the middle of next week. I will add them in my web shop as soon as they are available!


Christmas fair-season is here

Sunday 5th November 2017

I am painting as much as possible these days, as I am hoping to finish some small pictures soon, as all the Christmas fairs are just around the corner!
You will find me at Rindalsmessa 2017 11th- 12th November and for the first time I am attending Meldal husflidslag Christmas Fair at Storås 18th-19th November. And then Juletorg på Skei – 2017 Sunday 3rd December.
I am sicking with the tradition of keeping my art studio open for Christmas shopping in December, so I will stay open every weekend and some late evenings here at Dalalåven art studio in December.

A photo from last year, me at Rindalsmessa 2016

Pumpkin carving workshops

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Here are some photos from the pumpkin carving workshops I have had this year. I have already received som bookings for next year!I really love the fact tha this is an activity suitable for all ages and levels, I have had participants aged 4-85 years old, and they have all carved nice pumpkin lanterns, just look at these pictures!
Please do get in touch with me for information about prices and available dates for next years pumpkin season.


Titi Suru and Donald Trumpkin

Monday 30th October 2017

Here’s my two most recent pumpkins, a nice one of the hunky wolf Titi Suru from the musical Rock’n’roll wolf.
And the scariest pumpkin I have ever carved; Donald Trump. This was a commission.
Sometimes you get a commission you just can’t say no to, even if you really don’t have the time. When Frode Haarstad Music from Oppdal contacted me last night and asked if it was possible to order a Donald Trump pumpkin said I yes straight away. Even though I couldn’t fin a decent sized pumpkin anywhere locally and it meant working till really late on a Sunday.
I have carved a lot of weird, fun, creepy and scary pumpkins through the years, but never before something as scary as this guy here…. So here’s my Trumpkin, and as he probably would have said 
«I have the best pumpkins. The greatest. Everyone agrees they are the best. They’re YUGE!I hate Halloween. I cannot recall ever saying anything bad against Halloween, I mean, I love Halloween! I’m just saying, no one can do better Halloween than me. I put the H i Hallo and the W in wiener.. hold on. One year for Halloween I dressed as a taco. I mean, there’s something scary about tacos. And I was amazing. I was the ultimate taco. This year I’m going as a wall. I will be the most awesome wall, built with a lot of pricks. I mean bricks. Tough bricks. I’m gonna make Halloween great again! Grab it by the.. pumpkin!»

Titi Suru from the musical “Rock’n’roll Wolf”
Donald Trumpkin, scariest pumpkin motif ever in my opinion

Pumpkin lanterns

Sunday 15th October 2017

Perfect Saturday evening for me; a glass of wine and a pumpkin!

Pumpkin season is finally here! I honestly get really really excited about this every single year! I am a pumpkin-enthusiast!
When I return from the art fair in Paris I am going to have pumpkin carving workshops first for the Association of  children with heart disease in Sør-Trøndelag, and then I am going to have one at Fræna School, arranged by the Gardening Asssociation at Hustad.
I have been drowning in work lately, so I promised myself earlier this week that when I finished everything I needed to do I was going to make some time for myself to just have fun, enjoy myself and play around with carving some pumpkins.
I started off with somwething fairly quick and easy yesterday, and made the witch from Snow white. I had a lot more time today though, and as a keen fan of Game of Thrones I decided on making the Night King.


Commission painting and Art Fair in Paris

Saturday 14th October 2017

I just finished a paitning on commission today, I have postponed all commission for a while as I have focused on getting as many pieces as possible ready for the Art fair in Paris next wek.

“The Magic of a hot bath”, oil on papyrus, 32 x 41 cm

I have also spent quite some time packing all the paintings and drawings for Paris. I am not leaving untill Thursday, but the art needed to be packed now as there’s a fair bit of practicalities to sort out before then, paper work, customs, shipping etc

 


A busy October month

Monday 2nd October 2017

This coming weekend, 6.-8.October I will be exhibiting in Oppdal at the big autumn festival there, Fjell og Fårikålfestivalen. In a couple of weeks I am off to France, with my paintings, as I am exhibiting at the big Art Fair Art Shopping in Carrousel du Louvre in Paris 20.-22.October. So currently I am just trying to get as much as possible done before then. Here are two of my new paintings that will be shown in Paris.
You can see both of these paintings in a larger format in the Emotions and feelings-gallery

A Magic World. Oil on dark Egyptian papyrus, 34×43 cm
Monsters don’t sleep under your bed, they sleep inside your head. Oil on canvas, 50 x 36 cm

New painting ready for Paris

Thursday 14th September 2017

I’m almost completely sold out of paintings painted on Egyptian Papyrus, so I am currently working on getting that sorted out!
I just finished this painting now, it’s 23 x32 cm and is painted on papyrus.
I really do think old hands are beautiful, I feel it’s like they tell a story, a story about life. I really enjoy painting hands like these.
As a small child happiness can be as simple as curling up int the lap of grandparents (or great-grandparents) – people who have time to be there for you.
I’ve called this painting “safekeeping”, and will be exhibiting it at Art Shopping in Paris next month. It as already been reserved by someone wanting to buy it if it doesn’t sell in Paris.
If you want to see it in a larger format just click your way to the hands and feet gallery.

Here you can see the logo and invite for the guests to Art shopping in Carrousel du Louvre in Paris October 2017. I am really looking forward to taking part, to meet so many artists and to see all the art, they are expecting 20 000 visitors this weekend.


New painting and exhibition in Halsa

Tuesday 5th September 2017

As someone once said “Dance like nobody’s watching; love like you’ve never been hurt. Sing like nobody’s listening; live like it’s heaven on earth.”
I have always liked that quote, and it was my main inspiration when I started on this painting.
This lady in red has her own opinions though, so this picture turned out very differently from my plan! Somehow she got control, and Ijust ended up painting her the way she wanted to. This painting is 25 x 33 cm, and I plan to exhibit this at Art Shopping in Paris next month.

But before Paris there’s Halsa! This Saturday, 9th September, I will be exhibiting at Bygdadagen i Halsa 2017. There’s going to be so much happening, with a great variety of artists, concerts, shows, Farmer’s market, local crafts and so much more to look at, take part in, experience, and buy!
I will bring paintings, drawings and art merchandise and am really looking forward to an eventful day in Halsa! Hope to see you there!


New paintings, commissions and other

Thursday 24th August 2017

I have been painting like mad lately, there’s just been so much to do with commissions and work towards this art fair in Paris in October. I have been s busy that I forgot to update here with my new paintings, but better late than never and all that:

The two smaller ones on top are for Paris, and the larger paiting at the bottom was painted on commission

Love Yourself First, 25×36 cm
The Beginning of all Things Wonderful, 25×30 cm
That Glowing Feeling, 93 x 140 cm, painted on commission

Life drawing for hen party

Saturday 19th August 2017

I’ve had a visit from a lovely bunch of ladies here today, they came for a life drawing class at the start of a hen party. There was plenty of laughter and fun, and it actually even resulted in a few really nice drawings! After arriving on a red carpet, and a few hours of fun and drawing they moved on to a day of activites with the company “iTrollheimen” followed by a stay at a local cabin.

Alwas fun to arrive to a red carpet


Art fair in Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

Monday 31st July 2017

I have been invited to exhibit my art at Art Shopping in Carrousel du Louvre in Paris 20.- 22. October.
This is a huge art fair which is held twice a year. The location is excellent, as it is held in the area under the famous glass pyramid by the Louvre.
Both galleries and artists exhibit there, and I have been invited to have my very own stall.
Now I need to figure out how many paintings I can take with me as special luggage on a plane, and I need to find time to paint something particularly for this, even though I have plenty of commissions to paint.
This event attracts a lot of visitors, as you can see from the photos here. Here is a video from last years event, look at those crowds! I am really looking forward to it all!


Another commission

Tuesday 25th July 2017

I don’t seem to get any summer holiday this year either, instead I am busy painting at my art studio. I just finished this painting on papyrus today.
The title is “Kom og hold meg, bare hold litt rundt meg” – which is from a Norwegian song. It means “Come and hold me, just hold me for a while”.
I have painted this on commision, and there is a lot of symbolism here; personal experiences, dreams, favourite colour, favourite song, longings and more, has all become a part of this painting.
Now it just needs to dry for a bit before i take it to the framers, an then ship it off down to the south of Norway to its new home.
I really appreciate these type of commissions, and feel priveliged to have such fantastic customers. It can be quite emotional sometime when strangers open up and tell me their personal life stories and ask me to paint it.
If you are interested in getting a painting just for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch

 


Fairs and workshops

Saturday 29h July 2017

As many people have been asking where they can find me the next few months, here’s a list of some events.
Saturday 9th September I wil be at Bygdadagen i Halsa 2017 where I will both have an art exhibition and sell my art merchandise.
Friday 6th-Sunday 8th October I will be have a stall at the big fair in Oppdal; Fjell- og Fårikålfestivalen. I will bring both my art and art merchandise.
Towards the end of October my focus tends to shift towards pumpkins! I will have pumpkin carving workshops both for The Association of Children with Heart Disorders (Foreningen For Hjertesyke Barn Sør-Trøndelag) and for The Hustad Garden Society (Hustad Hagelag).
I have not decided if I have time for a pumpkin carving workhop at my art studio in addition to these.
I will also be going to Paris to have an art exhibition there in October, I will get back to yu with more information about that later!


The Dancer

Sunday 16th July 2017
This Sunday morning was spent painting the final brushstrokes on “The Dancer”.
This was panted on commission, it is painted on Egyptian papyrus and is 33 x42 cm. The subject is the song “Danserinnen” (The Dancer) by Norwegian artist Åge Aleksandersen.
The start of the song goes like this
“She is dancing lonely to Help me make it through the night On the radio. She sings so beautifully. Sips to a glass of wine with lipstick marks on. She lets life play While sunny days quiet move past her on the video, While she whispers sorely, I miss you so much ”
Now it’s off to the framers with this painting before she gets to meet her new owners.
Do you have a favorite song you’d like to get painted? Please feel free to contact me for a talk about prices, format and ideas


New candles in stock and in web shop

Thursday 13th June 2017

My new art candles arrived today. Several people have popped by the last couple of weeks to look at the test print candles an ask when the new candles will arive.
In addition to the brand new motifs I have also received large candles with the painting of Huldra and of the couple in the sunset. I have only had these two candles as the smaller version, but as more andmore people have asked if I can have them made in a larger format I have now sorted that.

For all of you who cannot get to my art studio have a look at my web shop where you can find all these new candles and plenty of other art merchandise too.


New Inga-art candles and this years Summer Exhibition

Sunday 9th June 2017
I received test prints for new art candles this week, they are now currently under production and will be available for sale, from my web shop and my art studio, around the middle of next week.
Both of the motifs were originally painted on Egyptian papyrus and the originals have been sold this week.

When new merchandise is on it’s way in something else has to go out. So I have had a proper tidy up in my shop and am currently selling out some art candles at sale with 50% off.

 

 

 

 

 

Today is the very last day of this years summer exhibition here at my art studio.
I am really impressed by the amount of people that have travelled really far to come here to see the art of Anne Margrethe Hjelvik and myself!
A lot of paintings and drawings have sold, some of the pictures were sent home with their new owners early in the week, as this was people that had travelled far.
I had intentions of trying to get some painting done myself, but due to the amount customers this has been impossible. But there’s always next week!


Guests from Texas

Thursday 22nd June 2017
I have had a group of 12 people from Texas visiting me this week, Professor Don Huebner from Texas State University with his students. They had travelled around both Iceland and the big cities of Norway (Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim) before they came to my art studio here in Rindal. I always appreciate groups visiting me, and I have to admit it is something extra special about the visit when people travel so far to come here.

The guests from Texas tasting local craft beer at my art studio Dalalåven

The guests from the States spent 3 days here in Rindal. And thanks to local team work they got to see a lot more than just my art. They went on a troll hike in the mountains called Trollheimen (the home of the trolls), where they were served an entire menu of troll food prepared over bon fire. They also got to swim in nature’s own water park, and were entertained by song and troll stories. All of this thanks to Gøran Bolme from iTrollheimen and Britt Grete Moen from Furkunnjmat.Naturally they got to spend some time at my art studio hearing about my work while they were served a local craft beer. This was combined with a press conference so they were interviewed by all of 4 newspapers! They also had a guided tour at Rindal Ski Museum (which was nominated for The European Museum of the Year in 2017), and the photographer Morten Gåsvand showed them photos both of the trolls in the pine forest and from his many travels.

I really appreciate being able to work with local firms and people to be able to offer something extra to tourists visiting Rindal. If something like this could be of interest to you please get in touch!

Me with some of the students from Texas
Professor Don Huebner from Texas State University with me at my art studio
our camp on the troll hike in Trollheimen. There’s nothing quite like sitting around a bon fire eating warm food after swimming in cold mountain water
Swimming in Nature’s own water park
Gøran Bolme from iTrollheimen and Britt Grete Moen from Furkunnjmat gave the guests from Texas an unforgettable day in the mountains

Two tiny little paintings

Monday 12th June 2017

I have made some small drawings lately, and decided to try to paint some small pieces too. I have actually never ever before painted such a small canvas as the one to the right here! There’s a first time for everything I guess. For some reason I have found it easier to make small drawing and small paintings on papyrus, so it was about time to challenge myself a bit and try to make one on a canvas too. I don’t think it’s the last one.

“Freedom”, oil on papyrus, 20 x 30 cm
“Gracefulness”, oil on canvas, 22×27 cm

Art Calendar for 2018

Friday 9th June 2017

I spent most of Tuesday at the printers in Trondheim, adjusting colours and overseeing the printing of my art calendar. Today all the boxes with the Inga-Calendars for 2018 arrived!
I am so pleased they arrived before the big Summer exhibition that opens here 1st July.
With13 pieces of art for only 280 kroner this is a present I know a lot of people appreciate! And naturally, you can buy it in my web shop here!

here you see the 13 pictures in my 2018 calendar
The Inga Dalsegg Art calendar for 2018

 

Here you see all of my art calendars, from 2014 up till today

Photo shoot with Per Heimly

Friday 2nd June 2017

I had a photo shoot with the amazing photographer Per Heimly earlier this year. I have now put the photos in a separate gallery here on my web site. This way they are accessible as press photos.
If you would like to have a look just click here on Photo shoot with Per Heimly
Here’s two of the photos


4 small drawings

Thursday 1st June 2017

I have made 4 small pastel drawings this week, these are all tiny, and drawn on coloured pastel paper

Eye of the Storm
Contemplating
All the Way for You
Scent of Spring

New paintings and market day

Wednesday 10th May 2017

It has been fairly hectic lately, last week I was in Zagreb in Croatia on a mission for Rindal Ski Museum. But I am back in my art studio now, and have managed to finish some new work. here are two new paintings.
Saturday 27th May you can find me at the market day at Vårsøghelga in Surnadal, my stand will be inside the Cultural House, I will bring both paintings, drawing and a selection of my art merchandise for sale. There will be a good selection of art, crafst and local food there. We are open 10-15, – welcome!

“Poetry in Motion” oil on canvas, 68×90 cm
“Just Let Go, Just Be” oil on papyrus, 23×31 cm

Summer exhibition with Anne Margrethe Hjelvik

Thursday 20th April 2017

I have invited the artist Anne Margrethe Hjelvik to this years Summer Exhibition here at my art studio during the local Cultural Week.
Anne lives in Rygge, but she is originally from Molde. She works with acrylic paints, her palette covers all ranges of colours and shades, from the lightest shades to the brightest most vibrant colours. She paints landscapes of the soul but gets a lot of inspiration from the landscape on the coast here in Norway.

As always my own oil paintings on canvas and papyrus, my drawings and prints will also be exhibited alongside the ones of Hjelvik.

I believe this years Summer Exhibtion will have something for everyones taste, – you’re all welcome!

You can find more information and several pictures of Anne’s art on the Facebook-event here
The opening is Saturday 1st July at 13. Last day of the exhibition is Sunday 9th July
Open every day from 12-18. except Saturday 8th July when we open at 10 due to the local Market Day


Market day in Kristiansund

2.April 2017

I participated at an annual market day in Kristiansund yesterday, this is the 3rd year I am a part of this. The entire city was really buzzing with people yesterday so it was a great day for all of us at the market!
A great day with art, crafts and a local farmers market. I am already looking forward to next year!


Painting on a door

Thursday 30th March 2017

I have had a lot of commissions this year, which is something I really do appreciate.
I just finished another one today, a painting on a door.
As you can see this door has finished it’s life as a door,  and will now become a painting hanging on a wall.
It’s always great fun to receive unnusual commissions like this one. The door is 79 x 195 cm

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Large commission

Tuesday 14th March 2017

I have just finished my biggest painting of the year so far., I always enjoy getting commissions with some size.
This painting is 82 x 120 cm. I’s been quite some time since i have painted a nude, so I really enjoyed working on this commission. I have called the painting “The Sound of Silence”


New Art Cards

Thursday 16th February 2017

Making new art merchandise is always an exciting process. I have recently had a bunch of test prints made for new art cards. The 3 art cards you see below are now being made and will soon be in stock both at my web shop and here at my art studio.
I am also eagerly awaiting a parcel from Løiten Lys, Norway’s largest candle factory, as test prints for new art candles are on their way to me.

Huldra
Life’s Simple Pleasures
Into the Sunset

Cat portrait

Friday 27th January 2017

I have just finished this painting of the cat Pusur today. It is oil on canvas, and 65 x 45 cm. I was lucky enough to get a visit here at my art studio from Pusur and his owner yesterday. Getting visit from animals I am painting is not a regular occurence, – so I truly enjoyed this! It was great fun to actually get to meet the cat I have spent weeks studying and painting!
You can see larger photos of this painting in both the Commissions gallery and the Portrait gallery.
If you have a pet you would like to have a painting og drawing of please do not hesitate to contact me for further details.

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Detail of the painting of Pusur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was Pusur’s first visit to a proper artist studio, he seemed to find it all very interesting and had a good look around before he agreed to pose next to the painting of himself!

Pusur visits my art studio Dalalåven Atelier and checks out the progress on the painting of himself

First painting of the year

Sunday 8th January 2017

Here’s my firs painting of the year.
As I am nearly sold out of paintings (and drawings) with hands so I think the motif is just right this time (hands again! I imagine some people thinking now!)
I have called it “For Life”, it is oil on canvas and 52×42 cm without the frame


Happy New Year!

Saturday 31st December 2016

2016 was an eventful year for me – as always there has been both ups and downs, – such is life after all.

I’ve worked with medieval techniques and learned a lot about quillls and parchment, I have had the pleasure to receive some very unusual and special panting commissions, I have held more pumpkin carving workshops than ever before, my car has been lucky enough to get covered with polka dots, I’ve hiked to all of 16 local mountaintops for the first time, I have tried ice bathing, and so much more.
Anyway, I am looking forward, and I am hoping for a creative, exciting, fun and imaginative 2017!
I am wishing all of my friends and acquaintances a great new year, fill it with what you need and want, make the most of it, take some chances and have fun!
Happy new year everyone!

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Happy Yuletide

Satuday 24th December 2016
I wish all  of my customers, followers, partners, family and friends a very merry Christmas, – or a happy Yuletide as I like to call it!

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Papyrus with cat

Thursday 1st December 2016

I have now finished another painting on papyrus, and had it framed too. Sigmund Freud is behind the title this time! He said “Time spent with cats is never wasted”
I really like that quote, and I couldn’t agree more! This painting is based on personal experience, I really appreciate a quiet evening at home with my cat, so I settled on Freud’s quote for the title. The size of this painting, including the frame is 56 x 45 cm
For the first time ever I have also added a photo of this painting framed.
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taking photos of pictures framed behind glass is usually a nightmare, but as you can see it was not a problem in this case.
I settled for framing this (and several other pictures) with anti-reflective artglass. This glass also has UV protection which protects your piece of art. Plainly said; this glass is tailor made for art! It is “invisible” and ensures neutral reflection colour and helps prevent your art from fading. It preserves the true colour, texture and beauty of framed artwork. Being anti-reflective your picture gets the attention it deserves instead of reflecting the sun or a lamp.
This type of glass does cost a bit more, but in my opinion it is truly worth it!

Here’s another of my paintings framed with artglass
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Small papyrus painting with hands

Friday 18th November 2016

My goal for this week is reached, – as I just finished this small papyrus painting. It is painted on Egyptian papyrus, and is quite small, it measures 22 x 31 cm. Naturally it will become slightly larger when it is framed.
I haven’t settled on a title as yet, I need to think about longer on that one.
I am currently also working on another painting on papyrus and one on canvas, so keep checking in, as there will be several new paintings added here before Christmas!
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Yuletide opening times

Wednesday 16th November 2016

As previous years I will be keeping my art studio open some evenings and weekends in December.
The opening times before Christmas will be
Thursdays in december 16-20
Saturdays and Sundays in December 11-15
(last day will be Thursday 22nd December)

IThe OPEN-sign is always up when I am here working, so as always, – if you see I am here, feel free to pop in at any day or time!
WELCOME!

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4 new pastel drawings

Wednesday 9th November 2016

The local fair Rindalsmessa is this weekend, I will have a stall there, like I always do. I have been working on making some small drawings for this, and trying to finish them in time for getting them framed so I can bring them along at the weekend!
You can find all of these in a larger format in the Emotions and Feelings-gallery

the-important-things-in-life
The Important Things in Life
inner-pain
Inner Pain

 

Come Play in the Woods
Come Play in the Woods
star-gazers
Star Gazers

Pumpkin carving workshops

Sunday 30.October 2016

I held 2 pumpkin carving workshops this week

The firstone was at Å in Meldal. This was mainly adults. It was a brilliant evening, everyone was so eager and excited, there was constant activity, and they also served pumpkin soup and foccacia.
I had a great time, but unfortunately I was so busy I forgot to take photos while everyone was carving. At least I did get some pictures of the result though!

 

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8 pumpkin lanterns at Å in Meldal
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Yummy pumpkin soup and foccacia
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The 4 youngest participants at my workshop at Å

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second workshop was for the Association of Children with Heart Disorders. It was a lovely day with very excited children. The youngest ones here were only 4 years old. They started the day at my art studio Dalalåven Atelier before we  started on carving pumpkins. They had also hired in Åse Børset to do face painting. So full on halloween mood!

Thank you for booking me,a nd thank you to all of you who came to my workshops!

 

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Youngpumpkin carvers with their lanterns
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Lots of action at the workshop for The Association of Children with Heart Disorder
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Me explaining and showing what to do
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Lots of pumpkins carved at the workshop for The Association of Children with heart Diorder

This years first pumpkin carvings

Sunday 23rd October 2016

We’re nearing the end of October, and as always my paint brushes gets to rest a bit while I spend most of my time at the art studio but with pumpkins and knives instead of paints and brushes.

This far I have carved 3 pumpkins, here you can see 2 of them; Maleficent from the movie with the same name (played by Angelina Jolie) and the octopus Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

I will probably make some more this week, as I like to get the most out of the short but hectic pumpkin season!

This week I am looking forward to having a pumpkin carving workshop at Å in Meldal (where I am booked by the local garden society) and one for the Association of Children with Heart Disorders.

A lot of people have contacted me to ask when I am having a pumpkin carving workshop at my art studio this year, I am really sorry, but there is just not enough time due to these other bookings.

I have already been booked to hold workshops a couple of other places in the country for next year, but hopefully my schedule will allow a pumpkin carving workshop at my art studio then anyway!

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Brand new commission

Monday 17th October 2016

I just finishd yet another painting on commission today.
This painting has taken time, a lot of time. From the very first discussions last spring, via all of my initial ideas, then sketches, and so this.
I do not believe I have previously ever had such  regular contact with a customer during the process of a painting.
Colours, meanings,thoughts, feelings, atmospheres and symbolism have been discussed, evaluated, felt and left to sleep on. And Ihave certainly never photographed a painting so much before it is finished, – but as the custiomer lives far away that was the best solution this time.
We made it though and it feels lovely to know that I have made someone very happy and excited about getting this particular painting up on their wall!

The painting is oil on canvas, it is 80×64 cm, and I have called it “Depart the Earth and Kiss the Sky”

If you are interested in getting a special painting mde just for you lease do not hesitate to get in touch for a cht about the possibilities!

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Two new commissions

Wednesday 5th October 2016

I have made a lot of commsions this year. I get the impression people belive that it’s mainly large companies who commision paintings, but that’s certainly not the case with me. The majority of commisions for both paintings and drawings are ordinary people who would like a picture especially made for them. A picture where ehy can decide both colours, motif and format.
I have just finished two commisions in oil paint on Egyptian papyrus. Both of these painting are approximately 43×63 cm (there are no straight angles or edges on a piece of papyrus, so all measurements are very approximately)
The painting to your left is calles “Precious Treasure” while the one to the righs is “Into the Sunset”.
You can view both of these in a larger format in the Commisions-galleryinto-the-sunset
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Nine lives for Inga

Sunday 2th September 2016

If you missed the chance to hear the interview with Frøya and me on the radio this morning it’s stll not too late.
NRK has posted their article online, and in that you can also find the link to hear the interview.

NINE LIVES FOR INGA

Frøya the cat has stopped Inga Dalsegg (41) from endig her life several times. Inga doesn’t want Frøya to be left alone in her house with her dead body, without the possibility to understnd why she isn’t alive anymore.
Frøya has spent the nigt outside and is tired, she is curled up asleep on the sofa inside a small yellow house in the centre of Rindal. She is getting her black shiny fur brushed by Inga, while she is purring loudly.
Read and hear the rest here.
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Hear me and my cat Frøya on the radio

Saturday 24th September 2016

NRK radio visited med recently, and for the first time ever I can actually say that BOTH Frøya and I were interviewed!
Frøya seemed to enjoy all the fuss and attentin, and contributed with loud purring, eating cheese and posing for the camera all at the journalists request, while I mainly took charge of the talking.
The interview will be broadcast on the program “Mellom himmel og jord” at NRK P1 tomorrow, Sunday 25th September.
The show is from 09:03-11, and we will bein the latter half, sometime after 10am.
There will also be an article online on NRK’s web site, which probably will be posted tomorrow morning.

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New oil painting

Wednesday 14th September 2016

I have just finished another painting.
I imagine a lot of people recognise the feeling of having a bad day, a seriously shitty day. But it’s just not the time and place for that, so you certainly cannot show it. You have responsibilities, maybe you have a job where you have to be service minded and keep smiling.
For me that sort of situation feels like this painting. There’s an enormous contrast between the outer facade and your inner feelings.
You focus on keeping the facde, get through the day. Smile, be polite, chat, do all the stuff you have to do. While inside you just want to scream and shout out all your frustration/ despair/ anger/ grief, – whatever it is. But you cannot allow those feelings to show until you get home….

I have called this painting “The Struggle Within”, it is 70×51 cm, oil on canvas, and the price is Nkr 13 600,-. You can find it in both the Emotions and feelings-gallery and the For sale-gallery.
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NRK Radio

Friday 9th September 2016

Norways biggest radio station, NRK Radio, has spent the day here with me today.
This interview even required the involvement of my cat Frøya!
I feel sure I can say my cat has never before experienced so many probing microphones or been photographed so much in one day before, – she even had to eat some cheese on command!

I don’t know a lot yet, the main interview will be broadcast on the program “Mellom himmel og jord” and there will probbaly be something on their web site too.
I’ll get back to you with more iformation as soon as I know more
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Norwegian Hiking Festival

Monday 5th September 2016

If you don’t have any plans for Saturday you should consider a trip to Rindal and Norwegian Hiking festival (Norsk Vandrefestival).
My art studio Dalalåven Atelier is open 11-16 on Saturday, – it’s only a stone’s throw away from the festival area. Here you will fond both art and art merchandise. There is a Facebook-event here

At 17 I am changing from artist to leader of the public bathing, – you can join me
nav-inne-2for a lovely swim at out local lake Igltjønna! You can join me in swimming across the lake (approximately 350 meters) or just come along for a quick dip. The sauna at the lake will be heated at the time, so you also get the opportunity to use that. The swim will be bfore the festival dinner fo course

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Next event is naturally a proper festival dinner!
At 19 you get served a course festival dinner cooked by celebrity chefs who are amazing at outdoors cooking. In addition there will be music, fun, awards and a lot more in the big festival tent.
I am certain this will be an unforgettable evening, so come along to Rindal 10th September!


Mental Health Blog

Thursday 1st September 2016

As some of you may know I have a blog here on my web site, – unfortunately I don’t have the time to translate it, so it is only visible on the Norwegian version of this web site. In addition to this blog I have recently also had a few blogs published on the Norwegian Mental Health Organizations web site.
At the beginning of August they contacted me and asked if I would be interested in having my own profile on what they call “Psykobloggen” – a blog with focus on mental health. So far they have published 4 of my blogs.
I have to admit that I am greatly honoured that they want to publish my writing.
You can see my profile on their blog here

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Norse forest spirit

Wednesday 31.August 2016

I just finished this painting of huldra today. (Huldra is a seductive forest spirit from Norse mythology.)
I don’t tend to paint  a lot of nature, but naturally one does make exceptions for special regular customers.
This is one of those commissions where I was given complete freedom, the only thing that was set was the size of the canvas and where it was going to hang.
This painting is oil on canvas, it’s 60 x 100 cm, and the title is simply “Huldra” (which unfortunately doesn’t translate). In the not too distant future she will be leaving my art studio to move in at the cabin of her new owners.
If you would like to see this in a larger format you can find it in the Commission-gallery

Huldra


Anniversary

Tuesday 23rd August
Hooooraaaayyyy! Today it’s 2 years since the big opening of my art studio Dalalåven Atelier. I have decided to celebrate by giving all of you a 25% discount in my web shop.
Just add the code “JUBILEUM16” to your basket and 25% will get deducted. This offer is valid to the 30th August

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Summer loving

Friday 5th August 2016

I have just reached my goal for this week by finishing this painting for the weekend.

Sun, sand, water splashing, a proper summery picture.
This one is called Sand Between Our Toes, it’s oil on canvas, 38x74cm, and the pice is Kr 12 200,- (including frame). You can find it i both the Hands and Feet-gallery and the For Sale-gallery
Sand Beween Our Toes

 


Dark papyrus

Monday 25th July 2016

I have just finished another painting on papyrus, it’s been a while since  last had the chance to paint one that wasn’t commissioned. This is one of the very few ones I have painted on dark papyrus.
The painting is called “Safe Haven”, it’s 41×31 cm (size not including frame).
The price is Nkr 4 500,- (including frame, as with all of my paintings) You can find it both in the For Sale-gallery and in the couple-gallery.
Safe Haven


New art cards

Friday 22.July 2016
My new art cardshave now arrived.
The cards can be bought from my websop and from me at my art studio.
There are 6 new motifs, here you can both see the new cards and a picture of the new and old ones together. The collection of Inga art cards now total 18 cards
6 nye kort
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Books and magic

Sunday 17th July 2016

I have just finished another drawing.
I have always been a book worm.
Books are magic to me, they take you to new places and exciting worlds where anything may happen!
A good book can make me laugh out loud, gasp with fear, cry, – and just utterly enjoy myself.
When I am reading I am somewhere else, the worries of everyday life disappear, because I am there, in the middle of the story. This has been known to drive my loved ones to various levels of annoyance as they struggle tomake contact with me…
The itle of todays drawing is therefore
The Magic of Bookes.
It is 22x33cm, and when it has been framed the price will be Nkr 4 000,-

The Magic of Books


Several new pastel drawings and one oil painting

Thursday 14th July 2016

I have been making several small pastel drawings lately, all of them on coloured paper. I have also finished an oil painting (fairly large). Some of these have already been sold. You can find all of these in a larger format in their respective galleries here on my web site.
The unsold ones are all in the For-sale gallery with more information about sizes and prices

Life's Simple PleasuresMe TimeMorning Thoughts Summer Night Joyful ReunionIn Her Own WorldPlayful Melody


Exhibition opening at Dalalåven


Sunday 3.Juy 2016

Yesterday we had the opening of my annual Summer Exhibition here at my art studio . Both Elin Rindahl Steiro and  are truly happy that so many people, from all over the country, ame for this occasion. The place was really jam packed for 5 hours!
The exibition will hang till Sunday 10th July, and the main theme is people meeting nature.
There has also been a lot ofpeople here today, and a fair bit of the art work has been sold

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New Art merchandise and exhibitions

Monday 27th June 2016
I have just now added 3 new pieces of Inga-art merchandise in my web shop!
I am currently awaiting the delivery of these new coasters, they are now being made at Åry Trays in Sweden, and will be in stock here in the middle of July. The one to the right is called Dusk and the one to the left Spring.
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In addition I have recently approved the test print of my 2017-art calendar. The calendar will be in stock this weekend, so from Saturday on I can guarantee that it will be availbale both in my web shop and here at my art studio.

On Thursday 30th June at 17:30 I am opening my exhibition as festival artist at the Kibneb-festival in Lensvik. The opening times will be as follow
Tohursday 30. June 17:30 – 19:00 (opening)
Friday 1. July 15:00 – 17:00
Saturday 2. July 12:00 – 15:00

The Summer Exhibition here at Dalalåven Art Studio opens Saturday 2nd July at 13:00. Here you will see both my art and the art of Elin Rindahl Steiro, she will also be here for the opening.
Opening Saturday 2.July 13:00
Last day Sunday 10.July
Open every day12-18. Except Saturday 9th July where we open at 10 due to the local market day

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festival Artists at the Norwegian Salmon Festival

Monday 27th June 2016

Myself and the sisters Gjertrud and Tanja Heggem were the festival artists at the Norwegian Salmon festival last weekend. The gallery at Surnadal Cultural House were jam packed with art and art merchandise, and all three of us are very pleased with the result as more than half of the art were sold!
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Hen party and anniversary visit

Sunday 19th June 2016

Yesterday I had 2 groups visiting my art studio.
The first one was a hen party. There was a good deal of laughing and fun while a bunch of ladies got a life drawing class! Some of them even discovered unknown artistic skills.
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The second visit of the day were celebrating an anniversary, 40 years since they left Rindal School in 1976. A lively and interested group who were ever so pleased with arrival on a red carpet. They enjoyed Cava, strawberries and art, purchased quite a bit of art merchandise and got the story behind the parchemnt project I am working on.
They even rolled up the red carpet for me as they left, excellent service from my guests there I have to say!

Welcome back anytime!
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Group bookings at my art studio, Dalalåven Art Studio

Tuesday 14.June

strawberries and drinks for the guestsThe red carpet is out and I am ready to welcome my gueste

This morning I started my day with the job of rolling out the red carpet, and fixing some strawberries and fizzy drinks.
Reason being I had a boking of 20 people arriving early, as part of a day out with the company they work for. They actually thought they were going fo a day of lectures, instead they were surprised and got to start their day wit a stroll up my red carpet, art, strawberries, fizzy driks and aguided tour by me. They ended up doing som art merchandise shopping too.
A lively and interested bunch, brigt and early n the morning, thank you so much to everyone from NAV for your visit today!

Guests from NAV visiting me at Dalalåven Art Studio

Guests from NAV visiting me at Dalalåven Art StudioGuests from NAV visiting me at Dalalåven Art Studio

A couple of weeks ago Sunndal and Surnadal Rotary came for an evening visit, they had booked both a sightseeing and a meal here at Dalalåven Art Studio, and had a very nice evening here if I say so myself.

I take bookings from groups of friends, teams, clubs, companies, stag nights, hen parties and what not, – so if this could be something for you please do get in touch.
And as long as it isn’ pouring own with rain I always roll out the red carpet for booking like these.

Guests from Rotary visiting me at Dalalåven Art Studio

Me welcoming gueste on the red carpet outside Dalalåven Art StudioThe red carpet is out, and my polkadot car is arked outside Dalalåven Art StudioGuests from Rotary visiting me at Dalalåven Art Studio

 


New Commissions

Wednesday 8th June 2016

I have received a lot of commissions lately. Some of these I cannot post photos of yet as the buyers are waiting to give them away for special occasions. But here are photos of two private commissions I have finished recently.
You can find larger photos of these in the commissions-gallery.
One of them is slightly unusual, it is a children’s chair, and I was asked to paint fun cartoon-like animals on it. There are more pictures of this chair from different angles in the Commissons-gallery.
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In addition I have just finished a painting of a mermaid. This painting is fairly large, it’s 90 x 115cm. The mermaid is going to hang at a seaside cabin I have been told.
If you are interested in commissioning something special for yourself please get in touch for a discussion about possbilities and prices.Havfrue


Festivals and exhibitions this summer

Monday 6th June 2016

There’s quite a bit happening the next month or so, the summer is always a busy time of year for exhibitions and festivals.

I will be exhibiting at The Norwegian Salmon Festival (Norsk Laksefestival) in Surnadal Friday 24th-Sunday 26th June. You will find the art exhibitions in the Gallery at the Cultural House. I will also bring my art merhandise in addition to paintings and drawings, and be available the entire weekend for customers.
You can read more about art at the Salmon festival here.

I am the Festival Artist at the Kibneb Festival in Lensvik this year, Thursday 30th June-Saturday 2nd July. My exhibition will open at Gallery Kratstasjonen on the Thursday at 17:30. You can read more about the exhibition and see the entire Festival program here. They also have a Facebook event here.

Around the same time I am opening the Summer Exhibition with fellow artist Elin Rindahl Steiro at my art studio Dalalåven Atelier. The opening is Saturday 2nd July at 1300. This exhibition is open 12-18 every day untill Sunday 10th July

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See me on the tv-program Norge Rundt

Friday 3rd June 2016

This evening I was on the tv-program Norge Rundt.

This was all filmed in my art studio in May, and it’s about the big project I am working on with the University in Trondheim. In this clip you get to see me working with a quill on parchment, and hear more about th story behind this document that is between 600-800 years old.
Norge Rundt is Norways oldest tv-program

Norge Rundt

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You can see the program here


Group exhibition at Dalalåven Art Studio

18th May 2016

In July the artist Elin Rindahl Steiro wil come to Rindal to have a group exhibition with me.
Last summer was the first time I invited other artists to exhibit alongside me here at my art studio. As it was a success I naturally have to follow up on that. The exhibition will be held during the Rindal Cultural Week.
Elin is an artist with a large variety both when it comes to motifs and techniques as you can see from the pictures here. She works with water colour, collography, drawing, and oil painting. I believe this years Summer Exhibition truly will have something for everyones taste!
Te opening is Saturday 2nd July at 13:00, and the last day of the exhibition is Sunday 10th July.
So make a note of the dates and come to Rindal!

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With quill and parchment

Friday 6th May 2016

The tv-channel NRK visited me at my art studio on Wednesday. It will be broadcast on the news tonight (at 18:45). There will also be a longer film clip sent on the tv show “Norge Rundt” (around Norway), but I am still not sure which date.

NRK på DalalåvenOn the photo below yoiu can see me and Professor Lise Randeberg at the Gunnerus Library in Trondheim, on the table you can see an old document, this is from the period year 1200-1400.

We are currently cooperating on a project, and this document is the reason why I have been working with a quill and on parchment for some time now.
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This project is a cooperation between The institute for Chemistry at NTNU (Emilio Catelli), Institute for Electronics and Telecommunications at NTNU (Professor Lise L Randeberg), The University Libraryat NTNU (Victoria Juhlin) and me.

We are working with this fragment from an old document whic we know very little about. We believe it to have been made in the period  year 1200-1400.
NTNU have scanned this document with a hyperspectral camera. The information from this scanning has helped us find out a greta deal about the pigments and binders used. But as they know so little about how it has been made they decided to find an artist to help them make a reproduction. And that is where I came into the picture!

They are unsure about the methods used to mix the pigments, the tools and the techniques. A scanning of a reproduction can help them understand better if they have guessed correctly when it comes to the process and the materials. And thereby give them a greater understanding and bring them cloes to find out more about the document itself, where it comes from and when it was made.
Maybe the rest of the book this fragment comes from still exists somewhere in the world?
Can this project help us find it?
This is almost like looking a  for the missing piece of a treasure map!
And I myself think it is very exciting to be a part of this project.
Here is how my working days are looking like at the moment!

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The county’s most sexy car?

Wednesday 14th April 2016

My car has been through a serious upgrade today, to match me a bit better! I am extremely happy with it myself, and I have to admit that even ater just a few hours I already love my car a lot more!
The fab dsigners at Anunatak have made the design, while the foil has been put on by the local company EB Video
With polkadots, eyelashes and ingadalsegg.com on the side I am hoping I neer have to search for ours to find my car at a parking lot again, or once again actually open the door and sit down in th wrong car! nd of course, a roling businss card is good marketing too.
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Photo: Eva S Rønning, Trollheimsporten

The newspaper Trollheimsporten was present when I picked up the car this afternoon, and to quote them “Inga Dalsegg never does anything by halves. Not even when it comes to getting  car. When the artist bought her first car it had to be made into something unusual”
Read the est of the article and see more photos in the article at Trollheimsporten here


Market Day in Kristiansund

Tuesday 12th April 2016

On Saturday, – 16th April, – I will be having a stall at the Market Day in Kristiansund. This Market is an annual event in the spring which is only for local art, craft and food fromt he region Indre Nordmøre. I will mainly bring my art merchandise, as this is outside.
I look forward to it, and hope for a nice sunny spring day!

Here’s a few pictures from last years event
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Drawing of horse

Wednesday 6th April 2016

After having recently painted a dog and made a couple of drawings of owls, I have now just finished a pastel drawing of a horse. I never thought that would happen to be honest.
This one is called “Secret Whispers”, it is 32×48 cm, and already sold to a customer in London.
(it actually sold about 2 mins after I finished it, always a joy when that happens!)
You can find it in the Commissions-gallery
If you are interested in commissioning a drawing or a painting from me, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Last but not least, a thank you to the models Ragnhild Klock and her horse Melizza!

Secret Whispers


Owls and dogs

Wednesday 30th March

Some of my customers are so nice, in addition to being extrenely good customers, that they are able to talk me into all sorts of weird stuff 😉
This time the result is that I enden up making two pastel drawings of owls, – not at all the kind of thing you expect to see me make. Both of these drawings are 32×48 cm, and you can find them in the Commission-gallery
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Owls isn’t the only artistic thing I have done for the first time lately. I have also painted my very first dog.
Cats have been sneaking into my drawings and paintings for years now. And a lot of people have been asking me if I won’t make any pictures with dogs soon.
That resulted in a painting on papyrus with a dog.

I would like to thank the lovely and charming Gordon Setter Chablis who did an excellent job as my model, and her owners Trine & Kenneth! below here you can see Chablis at work as an artist model here at my art studio.

The painting is called “Loyalty” and you can find it both in the gallery for hands and feet and in the For sale-gallery
Loyalty


Marathon Day

10.March 2016

Yesterday was really an exciting, intense, fun, touching, eventful, and long day.
I feel lucky to have been booked to hold a lecture at the Cultural Conference at Sunndalsøra. I don’t think anyone left there without having felt both moved, touched and inspired.
.Inga holding her lecture at the Cultural Conference 2016

After that I drove straight to Løkken to have a stall at Ladie’s Night at Winter Noise in Meldal. The place was jam packed, and this truly was an evening of non-stop action, with a good mix of fun and seriousness. A brilliant evening, and all the money from this event went to cancer research.
Inga at her stall at Winter Noise in Meldal

I have to say I truly feel lucky to get invited to so many great events.
I was so tried while driving back home though, and ended up playing the same song on repeat the last 30 mins while singing along loudly!
Today i will unpack the unsold art merchandise and have a slightly calmer day than yesterday…!


Cultural conference, Winter noise and Dream grant

Tuesday 1.March 2016

Some days are just a lot busier than others, and Wednesday 9th March will be one of those.
First I will be at The Cultural conference 2016 in Sunndalsøra, where I will talk about how my art helped me through the grief and depression after the murder of my twin sister Elin
You can see the Facebook event here
This looks like it will be a day not to be missed!
Kulturkonferansen 2016

After I will drive to Løkken to participate at Winter Noise in Meldal, – a cultural week with all sorts happening. There I will have a stall and sell my art and art metchandise at Ladies Evening in Meldalshallen. This is a fun evening for ladies of all ages, and the money from this event will go to The Norwegian Women’s Public Health Association cancer fund.
This evening there will also be a mannequin show, entertainment, a lot of people will have stalls selling all sorts of goods, and there is food of course.
Check out their Facebook event here
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My plan for Thursday 10th march is to do slightly less, as this Wednesday will be 19 hours of work.

Sunday 13th march I will drive to Trysil to once again sit in the National Art Jury for the Dream Grant (Drømmestipendet). This is a lot of work, but it is also very exciting, and i am looking forward to it! You can read more about that  Drømmestipendet here

Drømmestipendet 2016


Lectures, talks and stuff like that

Tueday 16th February 2016
On Wednesday 10th February I was the guest on “Hi there” at Øra Kafe at Sunndalsøra. I was interviewed on the stage by Johan Øiestad. It was an evening of fun, seriousness, and an honest talk about life. Øra Kafe

On Thursday 11th February Rindal Craft Association had an evening with a guided tour and a talk here at my art studio Dalalåven Atelier. A lovely bunch of genuinely interested people with a lot of questions.Husflidslaget

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday 15th February I returned to Sunnda, this time to the Rotary Club for a talk and a presentation of my art. Rotary 1 Rotary-3

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in booking me for a lecture, a presentation, a workshop, or a private event here at my art studio, – please get in touch!


Valentines and Mothers day

Sunday 14th February is both Valentines Day and Mothers Day here in Norway this year. So because of that I am opening my art studio
Friday 12th Feb 11-16 and
Saturday 13th Feb 11-15
here at Dalalåven Art Studio you can find art merchandise and cards suitabel for both your mother and your loved one.
I also sell gift vouchers.

As always you can visit me at other days and times too, – if the door is ajar I am there, – simple as that!

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Variety of happenings

Tuesday 2nd february 2016

I am currently booked for a few talks and seminars, here’s some more information about where you can see me.

Wednesday 10th february I will be the guest at “Hello there” at Øra Kafe at Sunndalsøra. Johan Øiestad will interview me, this will be an evening of fun, seriousness, and an honest talk about life. They have a Facebook event for this here

On Thursday 11th February  have Rindal Craft Association booked an evening with a guided tour and a talk at my art studio Dalalåven Atelier.

Monday 15th February am I going to Sunndal Rotary Club. I will be having a talk and a presentation for them at Sunndal Cultural House.

Wednesday 9th March I am returning to Sunndal once again. This time to talk at the Cultural Conference 2016. For that event I will mainly focus on how my art helped me through the grief and depression after the murder of my twin sister Elin. Their Facebook event is here

These are very different types of events. If you are interested in booking me for any event, please get in touch!


Cultural conference 2016

Tuesday 26.January 2016

I will be participating at the Cultural Conference 2016 in Sunndal. I will tell my story about how the murder of my twin sister affected both my life and my art. “The art of living” is the 5th Cultural conference arranged by Sunndal council. It is in the 9th March at Sunndal Cultural House.
Jan Vincents Johannessen and Dagfinn and Mona Enerly is also participating, so I belive this will be a very exciting day.
As it says on thei web site “The subject this year is vast and exciting, and it should affect all of us. Facts and science, arts and sports. We are giving you powerful stories from real life, a lot of knowledge and great cultural events. This could easily be the best cultural conference so far. Welcome
Se more about the conference and join here
They also have a facebook event here
Kulturkonferansen 2016


30 % off art calendars. Photos of new portraits

Thursday 21st January 2016

I have just updated the portrait-gallery here with two pictures, – these are drawings I made a little while ago, but I could not publish them online until after Christmas as the people who commissioned them were going to give them away as Christmas presents.

Ole Kristian
Ole Kristian
Ingrid
Ingrid

If you are interested in commissioning me to make a portrait please get in touch, for pencil drawings in A3 format like these I charge kr 900,- if it’s for one person/one animal. For oil paintings the price depends a lot on the format, get in touch with me for more information.

I would also like to inform you that I now have a 30 % discount on my art calendar as long as stock lasts.
Use the code: jan-16
to get the discount here in my web shop
kalender januarsalg


First painting on canvas this year

Sunday 17th January 2016

I have just finished my first painting on canvas this year, – this one is called “Teach Me to Fly” and is 65 x 30 cm. Hands is something I always keep coming back to as a motif. This time I felt it was right to also paint the entore child though, – not just the hands.
You can find it in both the For sale album and the hands and feet album

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First painting of the year!

Thursday 7th January 2016

It’s always a special feeling to sign the very first painting of the year, – something i have just done now.
It’s an oil on dark papyrus, – and the title is “A Minute to Sleep, A Minute to Dream”, it’s 31 x 41 cm (just the papyrus, without frame). As with everything that isn’t painted on commission you’ll find this one in the For-Sale-Gallery.
A Minute to Sleep, A Minute to Dream


Happy new year!

Sunday 3rd January 2016

Happy new year!

The sale here at Dalalåven Art Studio has been a success, – I have sold 41 pictures in 4 days!
But I still have lots left, so the sale is still going.
You can also find it as an even on facebook, where I add new photos of the available drawings and prints every day, – the event is here
Everything is priced between 100-400 Norwegian kroner.
If you have any questions about any of the art you see there please do get in touch.
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Sale at Dalalåven

Monday 28th December 2015

I have had a proper tidy up here at my art studio, and as a result I am now having a sale on drawings, prints and sketches. None of these are in my web shop, so the sale is only here at my art studio.
This is a good opportunity for a bargain on art, – everything is priced between 100 to 400 Nkr.

Welcome!

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Christmas shopping

Thursday 17.December 2015

If you’re looking for Christmas presents or just would like to have a look at my paintings and drawings why not pop by Dalalåven Art Studio?
Here you’ll find a lot of different Inga-art merchandise; framed art cards, candles, trays, coasters and ties. I even sell gift vouchers.
And of course, – drawings and paintings!
I am open til 8pm today (Thursday 17.Dec)
Saturday and Sunday this week I am open 11am-3pm
My art ties have arrived too, if you would like a look at those.
Welcome!

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Dalalåven Art Studio December 2015
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Some of my art merchandise

Another papyrus commission

Thursday 10th December
I have finished another commission painted on papyrus today, – there’s been quite a few of those this year.
This is the hands of a grandfather and his grandson, the title is “Across Generations.”
The two of them came to my art studio, so we got to know each other a little, we all agrees that the motif should focus on hands. Then I had a little photo shoot with them, – making sure I got their hands in every angle I might need for painting. And this here is the finished result

You can also see this painting in the Hands and Feet-gallery

Across Generations


Errors in art calendar!

Friday 4th December 2015

I have unfortunately been made aware of some errors with the days and dates of Art my calendar for 2016!!!!
This was not discovered until last night. 1st January has become a Thursday instead of a Friday and June has 31 days instead of 30 ….
The company that makes my calendars and I are both very sorry, we truly regret this, – this is the sort of mistake that really should not happen!

New calendars with correct dates are now under production, they will be in stock here at my art studio by Thursday at the latest. If you have purchased one of my calendars please get in touch with me so you can swap it for a new and correct version!
If you are one of those who bought my calender through my web shop I already have your name and address, so the printers will send you a new version straight away!


Inga-Art Tie

Wednesday 11th November 2015

FINALLY!!!!
Today I received the very first Inga Dalsegg Art Tie! 🙂
The tie is 100% silk, made in Italy, and they are all individually wrapped in cellophane bags.
This is a test tie, – which i have approved today, -according to the plan these art ties should be here at my art studio by mid-December.
The tie model you can see below is Ole Trygve Foseide, journalist from Trollheimsporten, he was very sporty and agreed to be my first tie model on very short notice!

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New Inga-merchandise has arrived!

Tuesday 3.November 2015

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Today 9 boxes full og Inga-merchandise arrived here at my art studio!

My new trays are 33x43cm,so larger than the old ones that are 28x36cm
The coasters arer 9x9cm, – whjich is the same size as the old ones. I will still sell these as a set of 4, – but now with the option of choosing freely between 8 different motifs.
All of these products are made by
Åry Trays in Sweden. I am very happy to get to cooperate with Åry Trays as this is a company renowned for the high quality of their products, – as an example; they make these products for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Their products are all individually hand made from single sheets of finest birch wood, with no joints, so providing a high quality finish and longevity of use. All their trays and coasters are dishwasher proof. Åry Trays are also ecologically friendly
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In addition I have a new motif on my art candles, – these are made by Løiten Lys Candle Factory as always. The motif is one of my recent papyrus paintings, and it has been printed on both small and large candles. The big candles have a diameter of 9,5 cm and the small ones 8 cm. Both sizes are15 cm tall.
I am really looking forward to bringing all of these new products to all the Christmas fairs! Connecting With You-begge
7th-8th November I will be at the Rindal Christmas fair as usual
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Sunday29th November I will be at the Christmas Fair in Surnadal for the very first time
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And on Sunday 6th December at the Christmas fair at Sunndal kultuhus.
I will bring both my art and my art merchandise to all of these fairs. I will also keep my art studio open on evenings and at weekends in December, except from when I am away at exhibitions and fairs! I will post more information about that later.
Naturally, you can pop by my art studio at other times, or use my web shop here on my web page. You can also read more about all of this on Trollheimsporten.

Successful pumpkin-carving-workshop at Ingas Art Studio

Sunday 1.November 2015

The pumpkin carving workshop at Dalalåven Art Studio on Thursday was both very busy, intense and great fun, – with people of all ages taking part. Thank you so very much to everybody who came!
You can read more about it all in Trollheimsporten and Driva.
Here’s a few photos from the evening, you can see lots more on my Facebook Artist Page
I was also interviewed about pumpkin carving and Halloween on the radio channel NRK P1 Friday 30th october.

Pumpkin carving workshop at Dalalåven Atelier with Inga Dalsegg
Everybody is focused and working on their pumpkin carvings
Pumpkin carving workshop at Dalalåven Atelier with Inga Dalsegg
Inga is helping Uma with her pumpkin
Pumpkin carving workshop at Dalalåven Atelier with Inga Dalsegg
Some are finished, while others are still working on their pumpkin lanterns
Pumpkin carving workshop at Dalalåven Atelier with Inga Dalsegg
Trine, Marianne L, Martin, Marianne B, Sol, Anne-Lene and Emma with their finished pumpkins
Pumpkin carving workshop at Dalalåven Atelier with Inga Dalsegg
Idun, Inga, June and Caroline with their pumpkins

 


And a few more pumpkins

Wednesday 28th October 2015
I have now finished another few pumpkins. Here you can see Edward Scissorhands, Captain Davy Jones from The Pirates of the Caribbean-movies, and Gollum.
The tv-channel NRK has made a short video, article and a step by step photo series with me and my pumpkins. Which you can see here
Tomorrow is the day of my big annual pumpkin carving workshop here at my art studio, – you can see more about that if you scroll further down on this page

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The first pumpkins of the year

Sunday 25th October 2015

I have carved my two first pumpkins this year. To the left you can see Freddy Krueger from The Nightmare on Elm Street films. And to the right a Gremlin.
These two will be here at my art studio for you to see live if you are coming for my Pumpkin carving workshop on Thursday.
There’s still some places left for the 7pm session, the one at 4.30 is completely booked up.

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New painting on canvas

Saturday 24th October 2015

I have just finished a new painting, this one is a regular one painted on canvas. This one is called United in Love and you can see it it a larger format in the Couple-gallery.

United in Love

 


Pumpkin carving workshop

Thursday 1.October 2015

There will be a Pumpkin Carving Workshop here at Dalalåven Art Studio Thursday 29.October. I have divided it into two parts, one at 16.30 and one at kl 19.00.
Please note: You need to register first.
Contact me for registration and any further questions at:
art@ingadalsegg.com or phone: 41 57 95 23

Payment on arrival, – by card or cash

Last year was the first time I held a Pumpkin Carving Workshop, – and it was beyond my wildest imagination. People of all ages, and from far away showed up. 3 days later I was asked if this would become an annual tradition.
I had no registration last year, as I didn’t expect so many people, and ended up with not enough room for everyone. So that is why there is a registration now.
I have bought several more kits of pumpkin carving knives, – I believe there should be enough so everyone can borrow.

My pumpkins have received nation wide attention in Norwegian media, – I have carved pumpkins on Breakfast TV and on the News on several TV channels. I have also made a pumpkin carving lesson for the comic book Nemi. Last year the TV channel TV2 even came to my pumpkin carving workshop here in Rindal.
Now you have the opportunity to learn the techniques and get expert help!
If you are on Facebook you can find the event right HERE

Some extra info

It’s a good idea to bring an apron, pumpkin carving is fun, but messy!
Avoid buying a pumpkin that is partly green og light yellow, – that means it is not ripe yet, – so it will be hard and difficult to carve.
Carving a pumpkin lantern takes time.
Hollowing out a pumpkin also takes time, so if you have a limited amount of time, or are of the impatient type I recommend hollowing out your pumpkin before you arrive.

Carving the lantern is by far more fun then hollowing out the pumpkin goo! 🙂
Draw a lid with edges on top of your pumpkin. When cutting this lid remember that a lid needs an edge to rest on, so do NOT cut straight down, – but angle your knife in towards the centre of the pumpkin when cutting.

Hollow out the pumpkin, scrape out all the goo, and scrape the wall you want to carve until it is about 3cm thick at the most.

WELCOME!

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Busy days with lots of commissions

Thursday 1.October 2015

I have painted a lot on papyrus lately, – as the demand is high. I have also made a lot of drawings and paintings on commission, – some of these I am not allowed to publish here until a set date. Others I have agreed to not publish publicly at all.
The sheer amount of commissions lately have led to me constantly be working on 2-4 pictures at any one time, – both paintings and drawings.
Here you can see my most recent paintings on papyrus, – both of these are still for sale. To the left you can see “Unconditional Love II” and to the right “Time for Reflection”
As usual you will find the paintings in their galleries if you would like to see them in a larger format.
Time for Reflection

Unconditional Love II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am currently working on one painting on canvas, one on papyrus and one drawing. The papyrus and drawing are both commissioned pieces.
In addition to this I am preparing for my pumpkin carving workshop here at my art studio and planning towards the Christmas Fairs, – so there’s plenty to do!


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New Inga-merchandise

Sunday 20th September 2015

It’s always exciting to launch new products, so I am happy to tell you that I just have approved the test prints of 4 new coasters!
I am not quite sure when the new coasters will be ready and arrive, – but I will add them to the web shop here as soon as they do.
As you may know I already have 4 coasters in my series of merchandise, – so now customers will have 8 motifs to choose from. You will then be able to buy either 4 or 8, – but choose freely which motifs you want.
As you can see from these photos the back has also been given a new and improved design.
I have plans for more new merchandise, and will keep you updated as soon as I have something to tell!

Inga-coasters, 9x9cm, hand made by Åry Trays
My new coasters
Inga-coasters, 9x9cm, hand made by Åry Trays
New design on the back
Inga-coasters, 9x9cm, hand made by Åry Trays
New and old coasters together
Inga-tray and -coasters, hand made by Åry Trays
new coasters with my tray and “old” coasters
Inga-tray and -coasters, hand made by Åry Trays
New coasters with my tray

1.September 2015Berit Flåtten

Here’s a little update of what is happening and where you will find me the next few months.
I will host a Pumpkin carving workshop at my art studio same as last year. the date is Thursday 29.October.
7.-8.November you will find me at our big local Christmas Fair; Rindalsmessa. This has become a tradition of mine.
Sunday 29.November I will for the first time take part at the Christmas Market in Surnadal.
And Sunday 6.December at the Christmas Market at Øratorget in Sunndal.
I will bring both my art and my merchandise to all of these places.
I will also keep my art studio, Dalalåven Atelier open some evenings every week, and be open at weekends (when I am not at some fair og market or other) in December. I will post more information about this later.

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Dark papyrus

30.August 2015

It is always exciting to try something new. I managed to get hold of some dark papyrus from my supplier in Egypt a few months ago. I have finished my very first paintings on this now.
I have to admit it was very frustrating to paint on for a while. The colours just didn’t behave like what I am used to. And I was very close to throwing it all away. But then again, I am not a quitter. So here is the finished result

Thoughts into words EveningTo the left “Evening” and to the right “Thoughts into Words”


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Anniversary week with 25% discount

23rd August 2015

Today is the 1st anniversary of the opening of my new art studio, – Dalalåven Atelier.

This has been an exciting and eventful year, and it has passed so quickly.
During the past year Dalalåven Atelier has been not only a regular art studio where I go to paint, but also a place where people pop in to look at my art, and to buy Inga-merchandise. I have also had a Group exhibition featuring other artists, had several events and classes, like a pumpkin carving workshop, life drawing for hen/stag nights etc.
I look forward to lots of new and exciting things in the years to come, and can already promise that there will be a pumpkin carving workshop in October and that I will be open evenings and weekends in December also this year.

But first and foremost I would like to thank all of my customers, after all, – without you none of this would be possible! So untill Sunday 30.August there is 25%off on all Inga-merchandise in my web shop. Write the coupon code jubileum at the cart in my web shop, and 25% will be deducted.

Here are some photos from last years grand opening:

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Art Fair in Gothenburg in Sweden

Tuesday 11th August 2015

In two weeks time I am leaving for Sweden to take part in a big art fair that takes place in Exercisens Hus in Gothenburg 28.-30.August. There will be artists from Denmark, Sweden and Norway exhibiting there, so I am sure this will be an exciting and fun weekend.

The Opening times are
Friday 28.August 13-17
Saturday 29.August 11-19
Sunday 30.August 11-17
Gøteborg

I am back to work in my art studio now, after having been ill for 1 month. I just finished two new paintings on papyrus this week, – you can see them below here
The one to the left is called “Long Summer Days” and the one to the right “Connecting With You”
You can find both of these in a larger format in the Hands and Feet-gallery
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Unfortunate cancellation

Wednesday 22.July 2015

Unfortunately I have some bad news:
Tomorrow I should have been on a plane to London, – with 15 of my paintings. As I SHOULD have been taking part in Europe’s largest art fair this weekend. I have been looking forward to this for a long time now.
Unfortunately I am ill, usually that would never stop me. I have been at plenty of art fairs and private views while being ill, – like having a fever etc. As in this line of work “The show must go on” – it is as simple as that.
But this time I am so ill that the doctors are not allowing me to travel.
So to all of you who I have personally invited to the Parallax Art Fair in London, – I have to disappoint you.
Neither my art or I myself will be there.
I feel upset, sad and annoyed about all of this, – but there is really nothing I can do, except to stay in bed, get better. And hope for another opportunity at a later date.

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About the art exhibition in Brazil

Sunday 12.July 2015

I have now returned home after a fantastic stay in Brazil.
I have seen so much, experienced so much, and I am truly left with a lot of powerful impressions.
This is just a short summary, as I really cannot feel the news-section here with everything about this trip. But at least I can add a few photos for you to see. And for those of you who understand Norwegian, or those of you who wants to translate my blog through Google translate, – most likely my next blog will be based upon my experiences in Brazil.
I was lucky enought to live with a local artist couple in Rio de Janeiro instead of staying at a hotel. I really felt this gave me a better feel of the local culture, and it also led to a lot of unique and fun experiences.

So, – here are some photos from the tip, both from the opening of the exhibition, a view over the city of Rio, me aboard the ferry called Inga II, and from my visit in the favela Santa Marta.
Click on each photo to see them in full size

 

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2016 Art Calendar

Tuesday 30th June

Today I have approved the test print of the Inga Art Calendar for 2016! 🙂

Which means it will be available here in the web shop and in the shop at my art studio very soon.
The 2016 calendar has a new and improved layout, – it is more user-friendly than my previous calendars. The calendar-part itself is larger, which means the letters and numbers are easier to read.

The Inga-calendar has sold very well to several countries the last couple of years, so the 2016-version also has the days in English as well as in Norwegian.
I have been promised that the printers will be able to get a small bunch of calendars to me this weekend. As on saturday 4th July is the traditional Market Day in Rindal. So if you are going to the Market Day you can pop by my art studio and get your hands on a brand new calendar straight from the printers!
Dalalåven Atelier will be open 12-18

Poster for the Inga art calendar for 2016 The art calendar for 2016 has a new and improved layout with bigger letters and numberss The frontpage of the Inga-calendar for 2016


The opening of the Summer Exhibition 2015

Sunday 28.June 2015
Yesterday was the opening og the Summer Exhibition 2015 here at my art art studio.

This is the first time I have tried arranging an art exhibition, I have never tried running a gallery. So I really appreciate that not only did high quality artists agree to drive across the country, exhibit here, and be present for the opening. But in addition, so many people showed up for the opening. It was really jam packed a lot of the time!
Some people drove for 4 hours just to get here, it really means a lot for me to get this sort of response.

 

Unfortunately I didn’t have time to take a lot of photos, as I was so busy being a hostess and helping customers. But here are a few.
Don’t forget that the exhibition will hang untill Sunday 12th July

From the openingInga Dalsegg and Yvonne Jeanette Karlsen in front of Yvonne's artYvonne Jeanette Karlsen and Inga Dalsegg on the red carpet in front of Dalalåven AtelierAll three artists; Inga Dalsegg, Yvonne Jeanette Karlsen and Rolf ØidvinFrom the opening  From the opening   All three artists; Inga Dalsegg, Yvonne Jeanette Karlsen and Rolf Øidvin


New painting and closing up to exhibition opening

Thursday 18th June 2015

I just finished this painting here last night. I have called it “Through the Looking-Glass”, and it is 36×72 cm
You can see it in a larger format in the Emotions and Feelings-gallery

Through the Looking Glass

 

 

 

 

 

Next week I will be starting to hang all the pictures for the very first group show here at my art studio.
This exhibition will show the art of Yvonne Jeanette Karlsen and Rolf Øidvin in addition to my own art.
The dates are 27.June-12.July.

Opening times are 12-18 every day. Except from 8. and 9.July when it will be closed

 


Where to find me this summer

Tuesday 9th June 2015

I have been asked to make a list of where you can find me and my art this summer, so here goes:

Saturday 13.- SUnday 14.June I will be at Gallery Gavens Art & Craft fair in Trondheim, at Sverresborg School.  Gaven
I will be bringing both my art and a variety of my merchandise
There will be over 30 stalls with a varied selection within arts and crafts
You can find more information at the Facebook-event here
The opening times are
Saturday11.00-16.00
Sunday 12.00-16.00

 

I am hosting the very first Group Exhitbition at my art studio Dalalåven Atelier 27.June-12.July. I have invited Yvonne Jeanette Karlsen and Rolf Øidvin to exhibit alongside me.
The opening times are 12-18 every day except from 8. and 9.July.Sommerutstilling-Dalalåven
There is an event on Facebook here

My exhibition at Valsøytunet in Halsa is on until Friday 17.July

As mentioned earlier I am taking part in The International Art Festival in Brazil 3.-26. July. My paintings have already been popsted off, and I myself will be going there to be present at the opening. I have to admit I am very excited about this!

The next trip goes with a load of paintings to the biggest art fair in Europe, Parallax Art Fair in Chelsea Town Hall in London 24-26.July.Parallax-plakat

And the last art fair I will be taking part in this summer is in Exercisens Hus in Gothenburg 28.-30.August. After that one is finished I will spend some time painting more and preapring for all the Christmas fairs which usually starts about 2 months later!

Konstmässan i Göteborg AUG 2015 web

 


Two new papyrus paintings

Thursday 4th June 2015

There is plenty to do at the moment, – with commissions and painting and preparing for various exhibitions. Last weekend I had a stall at the market day at Vårsøghelga in Surnadal.
Next weekend, 13th-14th June I will be at the Arts & Craft fair at Sverresborg in Trondheim.
The opening times are
Saturday 11-16 and Sunday 12-16.
I will be selling both my art and my various merchandise, – everyone is welcome!

Here you can see my 2 most recent paintings, these are both painted on papyrus.
To the left “The Two of Us” and to the right  “Lending You My Strength”
You can find both of these in a alrger format in the Hands and Feet Gallery
The Two of Us Lending You My Strength


From Rindal via Rio to London

Wednesday 20th May 2015

I will be participating at Europes largest art fair: Parallax Art Fair in London 24th-26th.July 2015.

You can see more about them on their Facebook page here or on their web site here

As I have mentioned earlier I will also be participating at The International Art Festival in Rio in Brazil 3rd-26th July.
In addition to this I am hosting the very first group exhibition here at Dalalåven Atelier 27th June-12th July.
On saturday I opened an exhibition in Valsøyfjorden which will hang untill 17th July.

So the way things are looking now I will be opening the exhibition here, then travel to Brazil, when I get back from Rio I will finish off the show here in my art studio in Rindal. Then get the unsold paintings back from Valsøyfjord, go through everything to see which pictures should go with me to London. And then just pack for the Parallax Art Fair.

Looks like I can forget my plans about a quiet summer. But at least  won’t have time to get bored!

In addition I will be having a stall at a few fairs this summer, – one art fair in Trondheim and a market day in Surnadal

So if you’re in Valsøyfjorden, Rindal, Rio or London this summer you have the opportunity to see my art!

Here’s the poster for the Parallax Art Fair and a pic from an earlier art fair there

 

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Life drawing class

Saturday 9th May 2015

Today I had a class in life drawing for a bunch of lovely ladies here at my art studio.
As the occasion was a Hen Night I rolled out the red carpet for them, so they could arrive in style!

Spirits were high, and there was a lot of chatting and laughing as they got to try their hands on stuff like blind contour exercises and croquis drawing using both pencils and charcoal. 🙂

Are you a member of a club, a team, or maybe you are just a bunch of friends, – if you are interested in having art classes with me at my art studio, – please get in touch!
I also offer classes where I travel to you, – as long as there is an adequate location to work in and my travel expenses are covered.

I hold classes in both drawing and painting (mainly oils and acrylics), the theme and motifs are entirely up to you.
Some people want a quick class for a few hours like today, others book an entire day, or a weekend, or even longer.

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Welcome to my new and improved web site!

Wednesday 6th May 2015

After a lot of work and a great deal of frustration my new and improved web site is finally in pace! I do hope you take a few minutes to browse through it.
One of the biggest changes is the new web shop which makes shopping and paying for my merchandise a great deal easier, you can now pay with PayPal. In addition the web shop lets you see how much I have in stock of every item.

Everything has been through minor changes, but the main layout is still very similar. I do believe the entire web site is more user friendly now. It also has a new responsive design, which means it works equally well on iPads and mobile phones, which is a major improvement!

The galleries are still here, and on the Norwegian version you can also find my blog.
If you find anything that is wrong, or doesn’t work please do tell me so I can get it sorted! 🙂

And at the end, – here’s my most recent painting, this one can be found in the Nudes gallery. It is called “Letting Go” and is 54x70cm

Letting Go

 

 


2 new pastel drawings

Thursday 16.April

I have just finished another two pastel drawings, here they are:

SummerLove GlowofLove
Summer Love
12×31 cm without frame
Glow of Love
23×33 cm without frame

Both of these are in the hands and Feet-gallery if you wish to see them in a larger format


New Art cards and Market Day

Sunday 12.April 2015

On saturday I was one of many with a stall at the Market day in kristiansund. It turned out to be a great day, with lots og people and even nice weather!
I have also expanded the collection of Inga Art cards, from 4 to 12 motifs, – these arrived from the printers in time for the Market Day, and sold better than ever expected.

My online order form here is in the process of changing to a web shop, so the new cads are not there yet. But hopefully all of that should be sorted within a week or so.

So if you wish to order any of the new cards before then please e-mail me, and i will sort it out for you!

Alle-kortene
here you can see the entire collection of Inga-cards. The cards are in A5 size and comes with envelopes. the price is 40Nkr,- per card.
below: photos from the Market day in Kristiansund Saturday 11th April 2015
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Lots of work

Thursday 9th April 2015

There’s a high level of activity here at my art studio these days. I have just finished another oil painting on canvas and to on papyrus.

A quick update on what’s happening

I have an exhibition at Valsøytunet ni Valsøyfjord 16.May-17.July,
I will be participating at Galleri Gavens Summer Market in Trondheim 13.-14.June,
at the Summer exhibition here at Dalalåven Atelier in Rindal 27.June-17.July,
and at The International Art festival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil 3.-26.July,
As you can see I need enough art work to divide between 4 different locations this spring and summer, – so I just have to work as much as possible the next months!

Here are the new paintings

MyHeartsDesire MusicinMyEars
My Heart’s Desire Music in My Ears
YouMe
You & Me

All three paintings can be seen in a larger format in their galleries on this web site


Finally some new pastel drawings

Wednesday 8th April 2015

believe it or not, but there’s actually 2 years since the last time I made a drawing that wasn’t commissioned, or a sketch…. It’s almost hard to believe how and why that has happened. I think one of the main reasons is the demand for papyrus paintings, – which has taken a lot of time.
Over the easter holidays I once again got my drawing stuff out, and here’s the result, – 3 brand new pastel drawings.

Awake-But-Dreaming Floating
Awake But Dreaming Floating
Writing
Writing

As always, if you would like to see these in a bigger format, click youe way into the gallery section and you will find them there.


Summer Exhibition at Dalalåven Art Studio

Monday 6th April 2015

27.June-12.July 2015 there will be a group exhibition at Dalalåven Art Studio, for the very first time this summer!
I am really looking forward to this!
This exhibition will contain art works by Yvonne Jeanette Karlsen, Rolf Øidvin and myself.

The opening is at 27.June at 2pm

More information about the opening times to come soon!
Here some info about the other artists:

Yvonnne Jeanette Karlsen (born 1966) is from Fredrikstad. She mainly works with oil paintings and litographs, with a focus on the human body. You can see two of her works below here

exodus Symbiose

Rolf Øidvin (born 1950)is from Oslo, but lives in Averøy.
Rolf works with a variety of techniques, – drawing, painting, printmaking and scultpure. He mainly works with motifs from his own surroundings, – the sea, and people and animals in the landscape where he lives. You can see two of his art works below here
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Dream Grant, radio and film

Thursday 19th March 2015

I have just returned from inspiring, exciting, creative, intense and hard working days in Trysil as a member of the National Art Jury for “Drømmestipendet” – The Dream Grant.
I feel it is a great honour to be a member of this jury, and can safely say that we have a lot of talented young people in this country. I feel lucky to get the opportunity to be a part of giving out one million Norwegian kroner to talented young people.

The leader of the jury this year was the retired dancer Ketil Gudim, and the winners of “Drømmstipendet” will be announced in June.

On Friday 20th march you can hear me talk about the work as a member of the jury on NRK radio at 07.50.

3 weeks ago I had a film team visiting my art studio, the were there filming for 8 hours. This was a commission on behalf of “Drømmestipendet”, and the film was made public now on Tuesday

you can see it here

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2 New paintings

Saturday 14.March 2015

There is a lot going on at my art studio these days! I finnished two new paintings yesterday, one of them was painted on commission and got picked up by it’s new owners today.

it is called Golden Fields, you see it below here:

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This next one is called Mutual Trust, and is for sale
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You can see both of these in a larger format in their galleries


So much happening!

Tuesday 10th March 2015

On Sunday I leave for Trysil, where I will spend several days sitting in the Natioanl Art Jury for Drømmestipendet (“the Dream Grant”). I look forward to long and intense, but exciting days there! You can read more about it on their web site here

A small update on what’s going on:
I will be having an art exhibition at Valsøytunet in Valsøyfjord 16th May-17th July.
If you are on Facebook you can see more about that event here

Then I will be hosting the very first Group Show at my art studio; Dalalåven Atelier. I have invited two other artist to exhibit alongside me. This will be at the start of the local Cultural Week in Rindal. The opening is Saurday 27th June at 2pm, and the exhibition will hang untill 12th July.

In the middle of all this I myself will be leaving to participate at The International Art Festival in Rio de Janeiro in Brasil 3rd-26th July. Which is something I am really looking forward to!

I am feeling like I don’t actually have enough paintings for all this, so I am currently painting on both commissions and towards these exhibitions.

So most likely you will find new paintings posted here pretty soon too!


Inga on NRK radio

Saturday 7th March 2015

I was in Trondheim in NRK’s radio studio on Thursday. If you would like to hear the interview it is available on net-radio now.

Click and hear me here

The program is called God ettermiddag Trøndelag (Good afternoon Trøndelag)


Winter Noise and new painting

Sunday 1.March 2015

Yesterday I participated in the so called Inspirational Bomb during the Cultural Week “Winter Noise” in Meldal.
And WHAT a day!!
At the end of the day I honsetly felt like a super star and just wanted to say “Thank you Storås, thank you, you’ve been great!” as I left the stage!
The day was truly inspirational, there was so much to see, hear and do, and it was really jam packed with people the entire day.
I had a queue of customers lining up, and sold out of several types of my merchandise.
I just want to say thank you to everyone who came, and thank you to all of the organisers. I really had a great day, and would loce to come back at some point!

You can see more about yesterday on Trollheimsporten here
and on Meldal.no here
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I have also finished a new painting, it’s called “To Have and to Hold” you can find it in a larger format in the Hands and Feet gallery

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Winter Noise in Meldal

Tuesday 17th February 2015

On Saturday 28th February I will be taking part in “Inspirational Bomb” during the Cultural Week “Winter Noise” in Meldal.
This day will be a day filled with art, crafts, local history, film, hair styling, quiz, – more or less everything really!
So if you are in the area, – why not come to Storås Samfunnshus Saturday 28th Feb! Opening times are 12-17.
I will bring my paintings, drawings, and various Inga-merchandise, – everything is for sale as usual.
You can see the entire program for this cultural week in Meldal here

Vinterlarm


Inga on TV, and paintings on a chair

Monday 9th February 2015

The Tv channel NRK came to visit me at my art studio the other day. The interview was broadcast this evening, and you can see it here

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For the time being I am both painting on a commission and working on some paintings for the Art Festival in Rio in July.

Last week I just finished a rather more unique commission, 3 small paintings on a chil’s chair! You can see more detailed photos of the chair in the Commissions-album

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International Art Festival in Rio

4.February 2015

I have been invited to participate at The Biennial of Europian and Latin American contemporary Art at The International Art festival in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil 3.-26.july 2015.
It is a great honour to be invited, and I had absolutely no idea I would be.
I had a painting of hands that was used in a large educational campaign in schools in São Paulo in Brazil in 2013, and I believe there is a connection. The organisers have told me they are particularly interested in my paintings of hands, so I basically just have to focus on spending as much time in my art studio painting as possible from now until then. I also have a fair few commissions to finish off before then, so it doesn’t look like I’ll have time to get bored anytime soon…
In addition to this being very exciting and something I really am looking forward to I will also be supporting a good cause. The organisers are supporting the art school CASA (Centro de Assistência Social e Artística) which is in the shanty town Cidade de Deus in Rio de Janeiro. They are hoping that art can help change the lives of some of the children there, give them something to dream about, the opportunity to create and believe in a better future
You can read interviews with me about this in the newsaper Driva here and in Avisa Sør Trøndelag here

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Pgoto: Magne Lillegård, Driva


Drawing workshop

1.February 2015

Yesterday I was in Skaun holding an all day drawing workshop there, – as part of their local Winter Cultural Week.
The participants were a bunch of positive and dedicated youth who were all eager to learn, so I had a great day! They got to draw with both charcoal and various pencils. They worked with anatomy, shading and texture, – and most of them had time to try some various types of motifs
The day resulted in lots of really great drawings, so they have every reason to be proud of themselves!
Thanks to the Youth Commitee of the Winter Cultural Week 2015 for inviting me!

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Opening times in February

25.January 2015

My art studio Dalalåven Atelier will be open Saturday 7th and Thursday 12th February.
February has two big days; Mother’s Day 8th Feb and Valentines 14th Feb. If you’re looking for something special for your mother or your loved ones there is plenty to choose between at Dalalåven Atelier!
Here you can find art, art merchandise, gift vouchers, – and I also take commissions.
So if you’re lokking for a present or just want to have a look at my art you are more than welcome!
The opening times are:
Saturday 7th Feb 11-15

Thursday 12th Feb 16-21
Don’t forget that I am also open upon request, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!Morsdag-Valentines


The first ones of the year

14.January 2015

I just finished my very first paintings of the year today, – it is always a good feeling signing the first painting of a new year.
The picture to the left is painted on papyrus, I have called it “In Sickness and in Health”, it is 40x53cm. The painting to the right is oil on canvas, and is called “Playful Shadow”, that one is 44x65cm.
You can find both of these in a larger format in the Hands and Feet gallery

In-Sickness-and-in-Health

Playful-Shadow


Winter Cultural Week, art jury and various other things

9th January 2015

I have various things happening the enxt few months. I am currently painting on a few different commissions, I’ll post photos of those as they get finished.
In addition to that i have a few other types of activities.

Saturday 31st January I will be holding a drawing workshop as part of the Winter Cultural Week in Skaun (Vinterkulturuka). It’s an all day workshop, and you can register for it by sending an e-mail toveronica_mortensen@hotmail.com or text 971 83 454.

Saturday 28th February I am taking part in Winter Noise in Meldal (Vinterlarm). There will be a Saturday Cafe with art exhibitions 28th Feb 12-17. I am one of the artists participating there, and will be bringing various Inga-merchandise in addition to paintings, drawings and prints.

In March I will be having a few hectic days in Trysil as part of sitting in the art jury of The Dream Grant (Drømmestipendet)
Last year I had the honour of sitting in the art jury there for the very first time, I have now been asked to continue my work for them, so this will be my second year there.
All of Norways municipalities can nominate up to six candidates each, but only one for each of the categories; Visual art, dance, music, creative writing, theater and other.
In March we in the jury will meet to do our work: to choose 100 young talents to award a Dream Grantof 10 000,- Norwegian kroner each in June.
A very exciting job, and a great honour! I now it’s hard work, and the days are long and intense, but I am really looking forward to this!

So I have various tasks ahead of me, but today is just an ordinary day at my art studio, with my cat Frøya climbing around high up on the beams under the ceiling, – as always!

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40% Discount

26.December 2014

There is now 40% off Inga-Art Calendars while stocks lasts!
before price Nkr 275. Now only Nkr 165!
I post to all countries, postage will naturally be added on the price.

My art studio Dalalåven Atelier will be open Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st December 11:00-15:00.
Do remember that I also open upon request, so do not hesitate to contact me!

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Happy Yuletide!

23.December 2014

This has been an exciting month, as it is the very first time I have had regular opening times before Christmas at my new art studio.
I have had a lot of customers, both shopping Inga-merchandise and art. And as always this time of year, a fair bit of commissions.
I really appreciate so many people driving several hours to come here, as there has not been only local people taking advantage of my opening hours in December.
Wishing all my customers and followers a very happy yuletide! Hope to see you in 2015!

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All Christmassy!

7th December 2014

Last Thursday was the first time I had open art studio in the evening, it’s always exciting to try out these new things and see if it works or not. Quite a few people did come. If you are interested in seeing my art live and/or buying any of my merchandise there’s still plenty of opportunities before Christmas as my art studio will be open every Thursday before Christmas from 16-21, and every Saturday before Christmas from 11-15.

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A peek into the art studio itself
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The Christmas tree has already been decorated
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A peek into the shop
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Outside
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Førjulsåpent

Granddad

4th December 2014

I just finished a very personal painting today. My grandfather passed away in August, – he was 98 years old. The very last time I visited him he wanted to hold my hand the entire time. I am very glad I took a photo of our hands at the time.

I have called this painting “Granddad”, it is 45 x 90 cm. You can see it in a larger format in the Hands and Feet gallery
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Orkdal Christmas Fair 2014

30.November 2014

It has been a busy weekend, and Orkdal Christmas Fair 2014 is now over. It has been intense, exciting, busy and fun.
Thank you to all of you who stopped by my stall and shopped, said hello and chatted, – I have met so many nice people this weekend!
Øistein Kristiansen, the cartoonist from tv, had a fab show at the fair this year too. Santa himself was also there.
I had both paintings, drawings and lots of Inga-merchandise at my stall.
If you don’t have the opprotunity to visit me at my art studio or one of the Fairs before Christmas please do not forget that you can still use the Order Form her on my web site to order any merchandise you would like.
Here’s a few photos from the weekend

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Art and Inga-merchandise at my stall
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Jeg-Øistein
Øistein Kristiansen stopped by for a chat
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Santa visited me on my stall too!

Rindal Christmas Fair 2014

6.November 2014

I will be having a stall at the Rindal Christmas Fair this weekend, – 8th-9th November.
This annual Christmas Fair is always a huge success with lots of visitors. This year there’s all of 60 different stalls there. You really can find all of your Christmas presents at this fair!
I highly recommend taking a trip if you can.
The opening hours are Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm

I will be selling both my art and all of the Inga merchandise!
Remember it’s Fathers Day on Sunday, and if you are looking for ideas for a present I have suitable both cards and presents

You can read more about the Rindal Christmas Fair in the newspaper Driva here

I will also be at the Orkdal Christmas Fair this year, on the 29th-30th November

Farsdag


Packed at Pumpkin carving workshop!

30.October 2014
Wow what a day yesterday ended up being!!
So many people showed up, there wasn’t room for any more, and the result was 35 pumpkin lanterns.
Several journalists also showed up, including the tv-channel TV2. The result was sent on the National Breakfast-tv show “God Morgen Norge” this morning. This is the 3rd year in a row I am on that tv-program with my pumpkin carvings. Only difference is that it was filmed at my art studio this year instead of live from tv-studio.
You can see links to articles with lots of photos from Driva and Trollheimsporten underneath the photos, naturally all links like that are also to be found under Reviews as usual.
A lot of people have already asked me if I will hold another workshop next year, and/or make it an annual tradition!
Here’s a few photos from yesterday:

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One of my pumpkins, Pennywise the clown from the movie “It”

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Some have started on their pumpkins, others are planning.
TV2 was there for several hours and filmed

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Preparations are important

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Ready to start carving

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A few of the many pumpkins carved yesterday

Anne Karin

Anne Karin had travelled all the way from Kristiansund to learn how to make pumpkin lanterns!

Article with photos in Driva here
and on Trollheimsporten here


Jack O’ Lanterns

27.October 2014

The big Pumpkin lantern carving day is just around the corner, I have to admit I am really excited and can hardly wait! I love carving pumpkin lanterns, so I think it is just brilliant that so many people want to come and learn this.
Here’s one I carved yesterday, just to give you an idea of what’s to come

I would like to remind you all to
-Bring an apron, to avoid getting your clothes all messy
– Remember it will ave a lot of time if you hollow out your pumkin before you arrive
– I don’t have enough pumpkin knives for everyone, so please bring a small sharp knife
– It does start at 3pm, but you’re allowed to arrive later
– When you hollow out your pumokin at home, draw a lid on top, but reme,ber that the lid will need an edge to rest on, so DO NOT cut straight down! Hold your knife in an angle towards the middle instead.

Welcome to Pumpkin carving at Inga’s art studio!


The times of day

25. October 2014
I have now finished all four paintings in the series with the times of day.
Dawn, Day, Dusk and Night.
They are each 32x42cm, and are framed individually.

You can find photos of all four paintings in the album Emotions and feelings


Brand new Inga merchandise

23.October 2014

The parcels containing the trays and coasters with my paintings ont hem finally arrived today! So I finally have Inga-trays and -coasters in stock!
These will be added to the order form her eon my web site ASAP. But untill then, please just contact me and I will take your order and sort it out straight away.

The tray is 36×28 cm, the coasters 9x9cm, they have 4 different motifs.
I am very happy to get to cooperate with Åry Trays as this is a company renowned for thei high quality products, – as an example; they make these products for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Their products are all individually hand made from single sheets of finest birch wood, with no joints, so providing a high quality finish and longevity of use. All their trays and coasters are dishwasher proof. Åry Trays are also ecologically friendly.
The prices are:
Nkr 150 for a set of 4 coasters
Nkr 250 for a tray
Nkr 350 for parcel with 1 tray + 4 coasters

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Fun pumpkin lanterns

10.October 2014

Do you want to learn how to carve cool pumpkin lanterns

for Halloween?

Welcome to a pumpkin carving workshop at Ingas art studio; Dalalåven Atelier!

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Some extra info:

Avoid buying a pumpkin that is partly green og very light yellow, they are not ripe, so they are very hard and difficult to carve.
carving a pumpkin lantern takes time.
Gutting the pumpkin is way more boring than carving it!
So if you have a limited amount of time, and/or the one who will be carving is of the impatient type I’d recommend gutting the pumpkin at home before you arrive!

Remember that it is way more fun to carve the pumpkin than it is to gut it!

Instructions for gutting you pumkin at home:
Draw a lid on top of your pumpkin, cut it out, remember that the lid needs an edge to rest on, so do not carve straight down! Carve at an angle.
Remove all seeds and strings, and scrape the inside of the pumpkin using an ice cream scoop or a spoon.
Pay particular attention to the wall you are going to be carving. Make sure it is no more than 3cm thick.

I do have some extra pumpkin carving knifes, but depending on how many people who show up I cannot guarantee enough equipment for everyone. So I recommend bringing a small sharp knife.

For the eager ones; The hobby shop Panduro sell pumpkin carving sets for only Nkr 39,- See here

The workshop starts at 15.00 – but you can come later, it doesn’t matter if some people arrive as others are leaving. I will be helping everybody individually, and people carve at different speeds anyway.

You pay on arrival, by cash or card


3 new paintings

4.October 2014

Here’s my most recent paintings, 2 painted on papyrus and one on canvas.
The first one is a small papyrus painting called “New Friendship”, it’s 34x24cm.

NewFriendship

The second one is the first painting in a series of 4. It’s called “Night” and it’s 32x42cm. I am currently painting on “Evening”, and have started on the sketches for “Day” and “Morning”.
Natt

This last one is painted on canvas, is called “Labyrinth of Thoughts” and is 63x77cm

Labyrinth-of-Thoughts-web

ou can find all of these in a larger format in their respective galleries.


Christmas fairs

3.October 2014

Some of you have probably started thinking about Christmas presents already, – well for the ones of you who haven’t started buying presents quite yet;

I’ll be having a stall at the local Christmas Fair “Rindalsmessa” 8th-9th November, and at the big Christmas Fair “Orkdalsmessa” 29th-30th November.
Rindalsmessa is held here in Rindal, and Orkdalsmessa is in Orkanger. Both of these Christmas Fairs are well known for their high standards when it comes to quality and variety, – you can really do all your Christmas shopping there, – and there is so much to see!

On my stall I will have both my Inga Merchandise and my art, and hopefully my new trays and coasters will have arrived by then!
Orkdalsmessa has it’s own web site and Facebook page where you can follow all the preparations.
Here’s a photo of me from the Christmas Fair last year, I was lucky enough to get to meet Father Christmas! 🙂

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New Inga-merchandise

23.september 2014

I just received some samples of brand new Inga-merchandise in the post today, and have to admit I was very excited when I opened the parcel!
The new merchandise are trays and coasters, and they are all made by Åry Trays AB in Sweden.
The tray is 36×28 cm and the coasters have 4 different motifs.
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I am very happy to get to cooperate with Åry Trays as this is a company renowned for thei high quality products, – as an example; they make these products for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Their products are all individually hand made from single sheets of finest birch wood, with no joints, so providing a high quality finish and longevity of use. All their trays and coasters are dishwasher proof. Åry Trays are also ecologically friendly
Naturally it will take some time before I have my collection in stock, but it should all be here in about a month. As usual my merchandise can be bought by visiting me in my art studio Dalalåven Atelier. Or by using the order form here on my web site.
I hope these trays and coasters will be wrapped nicely up under lots of Christmas trees this year!


Opening times at my art studio

10th September 2014
As I have mentioned here earlier I currently have an art exhibition in Sweden, the final day is 12th October. All of my art is currently there, so the walls in my art studio are very empty at the moment. Due to this I will only be open upon request untill my paintings return from Sweden.
If you are interested in purchasing any of my merchandise, – like candles, calendars or cards, – please do not hesitate to contact me.
From mid-October untill Christmas my art studio will be open both some evenings mid-week and in the daytime on most weekends.

I also have some good news, the collection of Inga-candles is still growing. 5 new motifs are now being made, these will be available for sale in my studio very soon, and naturally they will also be added to the order form online here.
In total there is now 14 motifs, – and most of these are available in 2 sized.
Here’s the poster where you can see them all;
Lys-september-14


Opening of first exhibition in Sweden

8.September 2014

I opened my very first art exhibition in Sweden on Saturday 6th September. I have just returned from my trip over there now.
The exhibition is at Gallery Abu Art in Dals Långed, and the final day is on the 12th October.

Here’s some pictures;

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Inga-Ivar Inga-AbuArt

Gallery Abu Art also sells my Art Calendars, Art Candles and Art Cards, – which is something i greatly appreciate.
If you would like some more information on the gallery and their opening times, have a look at their web site or their Facebook page here


Exhibition in Sweden

27.August 2014
I will be opening my very first art exhibition in Sweden on Saturday 6th September. So next week I will be packing all of my paintings and taking them with me to Gallery Abu Art in Dals Långed in Sweden.
Here’s the poster;

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Some pictures from the grand opening

24th August 2014
Yesterday was just unforgettable, – a memory for life!
Thank you so much to all of you who came to the opening and took part in my big day, – I truly appreciate it!
My new art studio; Dalalåven Atelier, – opened with style. Red carpet, trumpet fanfare, royal ribbon cutting, an enormous amount of guests, – and even fantastic weather!
Once again, – thank you so much for making my day special!

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The grand opening

18th August 2014

There’s less than a week left till the opening of my new art studio; Dalalåven Atelier, so we’re all rushing around these days trying to make sure everything will be in place on the opening day.

Several people have asked me how long the opening will last, I am sorry I haven’t informed about this earlier, but for those of you who are unable to make it for the opening at 13.00 I will stay open untill 17.00 this Saturday.

For those of you interested in buying art you will be able to take the art works straight home with you this day. In addition I naturally have all the Inga merchandise available for sale; art candles, art calendars and art cards.

I have also rented a card terminal for the occasion

I hope to see you there, welcome!


Opening of Dalalåven Art Studio

1.August 2014

In April 2013 we started on the big project of restoring and converting my parents old barn to a new art studio for me. The barn has gone through some big changes both on the inside and on the outside. We have spent a lot of hours, long weekends and late evenings working on it. And now, 16 months later we are finally nearing the end!

The offical opening will be on Saturday 23rd August at 1pm, this is a day I have been looking forward to for a long time!

Everybody is welcome, both for a look at the building and a look at my art. It will also be possible to buy both art and Inga Dalsegg merchandise on the opening day.

So make a note of the day and hopefully I will see you there!

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The Four Elements

17.July 2014

I have just finished another little series of small papyrus paintings, – my third quadriptych. Not a word you hear on a regular basis, – but basically it just means 4 pictures in 1.

Previously I have painted the four seasons, this time I have painted the four elements; water, Earth, Fire and Air. each painting is 34x24cm
You can see them in a larger format in the Emotions and feelings-gallery

De4elementer

Here you can see a close up of each one of the elements

Vann

Water

Jord

Earth

Ild

Fire

Luft

Air


Building and painting

9.July 2014

I have been very busy the last few weeks, in addition to Fairs and Market Days I have been spending most of my time working on the old barn where my new art studio will be. In addition I do my best to find time to paint some new painting. Here is my most recen painting, – this one is called
“Fighting for Balance”
You can find it in a larger format in the Nudes-gallery

Fighting for Balance


Market days and Fairs

29.juni 2014

The annual Market Day during the Cultural Week in Rindal is on Saturday 5th July. I will be there selling my Inga Dalsegg merchandise.
This traditional Market day is always well visited, last year there was more than 1 500 people visiting it! It is always a lively event with all sorts of stalls and activities, so make a note of the day and take the trip to Rindal 5th July between 10 am and 4pm. Maybe I’ll see you there?

Kort-lys-web

For the first time I also had a stall at the fair in Surnadalsøra, as you can see on the photos here.
Ørtamartnan is a quality fair with arts, crafts, antiques, local food and lots of activites. I was there 28th-29th June and sold my art candles, art cards and my art calendar for 2015, the weather was lovely and there was lots of people there.


Large commission

26.June 2014

I have been fortunate enough to have plenty of commissions this year, – here’s a fairly large commission I just finished, it’s 78x120cm, and is called Sunset.

Sunset

You can see a larger version in the Commissions-gallery


Opening of Summer Exhibition

24.June 2014

I have just returned home from an absolutely brilliant and inspiring long weekend at the opening of the Summer Exhibition 2014 at Galleri Gudem in Hvasser (Tjøme).
The gallery itself is charming and in such a scenic location. This years Summer Exhibition has great variety, so there is really something for everyone here. I highly recommend a trip to Galleri Gudem this summer! The last day of this exhibition is 10th August.

You can read more about Galleri Gudem here

Here’s a few photos from the opening

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Gudem-web1 Marianne Inga Arjuna
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Inga Dalsegg Art Cards

10.June 2014

I have just launched a brand new product, – this is actually a result of many requests these last few years. I have no idea how many people have been asking me if they can buy art cards with my paintings on?
Well, – I can finally say Of course I do! 🙂
So far the collection consists of 4 motifs, the card are A5 size, are sold with an envelope, and they are blank inside.
The price is Nkr 40 per card

If you would like to see more photos of the cards have a look in the gallery with my merchandise here.
There you will also find an Order Form where it’s very straightforward and easy to order these products directly from me 🙂

4-kort


Art calendar for 2015

3.June 2014

The Inga Dalsegg Art Calendar for 2015 has arrived from the printers 🙂
The 2014 calendar sold beyond all expectations, and to all of 5 different countries!
If you would like to order one for yourself, or as a present for someone, – just place your order, and I will ship it to you 🙂
You can find an order form and more info here

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New Art Candles in stock!

26.May 2014

My new Art Candles just arrived today, and they are all available to order online now!
The collection with Inga Dalsegg Art Candles are made by Løiten Candle Factory, and consists of 9 motifs, – most of those are available in two different sizes.
You can find the order form with prices and details here

The large candles has diameter på 9,5cm while the small ones has a diameter of 8cm, both sizes are 15cm tall.

Shop till you drop! 🙂


Summer Exhibition at Gallery Gudem

13.May 2014

I am one of the artists participating at Gallery Gudem’s Summer Exhibition 22.June-10.August.
The exhibition will open at Sunday 22. June at 14:00.

So if you are in the vicinty of Hvasser (Tjøme) in Norway this summer, please do pop by the gallery!

Galleri Gudem

This is a very varied exhibition, so I believe there will be something for everyone here.


Art Cards and other new merchandise

9.may 2014

I am currently launching some new merchandise, – and I am very excited about it all!
I am now waiting to receive my first delivery of Inga Dalsegg Art Cards, – you can see the motifs here
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In addition I have just proofread and checked the Inga Dalsegg Art calendar for 2015, and approved the testprinting of 3 new motifs for my collection of Art candles.

All of these products can be bought directly from me, and they will be added to the Order Form here on my web site as soon as all the goods have arrived here.

I will post photos of the new Art candles and the Art calendar for 2015 soon!


Pictures from Artist Talk

1.May 2014
Here you can see a few photos from my Artist Talk at Plassen in Molde Saturday 26th April

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24.April 2014

You can read about me in the newspaper Romsdals Budstikke today, – this paper is available to buy online here

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I will be holding an Artist talk in Molde on Saturday 26th April. This event is hosted by Møre og Romsdal Art Centre.
I hope to see you there! 🙂
Using my art I will take you on an emotional tour through grief, deaspair, depression, – and the battle back to life.
If you are on Facebook you can see more about this event here
Time: Saturday 26th April klokka 13:00
Place: 3rd floor at Plassen in Molde


Artist Talk in Molde

13.April 2014

I will be presenting my art at an Artist Talk on Saturday 26th April at 1pm in Plassen in Molde.
This Artist Talk is hosted by Møre og Romsdal Art Centre.
Using my art I will take you on an emotional tour through grief, deaspair, depression, – and the battle back to life.

On 31st October 1996 my twin sister Elin, and Elin’s boyfriend Jin, was shot and killed in Ålesund. This was a life changing event for me. One half of me was gone forever and ever. I can never love anyone like I loved Elin, and no one will ever love me like Elin did.
My art saved me.
It is vital to talk about tragedy, grief and death – life is unfortunately not just comfortable and nice. I have always wanted to do what other people have described as “difficult” and “impossible” – if you use stubborness constructively it can give the energy and power to get through difficult times.
I think I can guarantee you all a powerful story and powerful pictures this Saturday

Everybody is welcome! So if you are in Molde or nearby, I hope to see you there!

You can read more on Møre og Romsdal Art Centre’s web site

“Elin & Jin 31.10.1996/United in Death”. painted i 1997-98 “Breaking all Boundaries” painted in 2013

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Renovation and new art studio

1.April 2014

In April 2014 we started the renovation of my parents old barn, – which is to be tranformed into my new art studio. A lot has happened in this year, – but there’s still plenty of work to do on it.
I am very excited about getting a work space this size, I can hardly wait!
Here’s a selection of photos showing some of the process so far.

Exterior

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And interior:
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