An small Interview with Linda Helene Syvertsen.
Who and from where are you?
My name is Linda Helene Syvertsen. I live in Horten,Norway.
How you got into this?
I started to paint about three years ago. I needed a hobby, and it quickly became a passion in my life, one that I had been searching for a long time. Today I have a studio at Artilleriverkstedet in my hometown where I work towards my first solo exhibition this summer.
What is your driving force?
The driving force for me is to express myself and the urge to explore different techniques. I think this urge has helped me to be expressive in my painting actually.I never plan exactly how to paint a portrait when I start, but I always end up with a portrait that expresses my mood at the time. Very often my portraits give me a new insight. I'm not finished before the painting is somehow beautiful for me. I then step back, and suddenly I can see an expression that's mirroring my mood at the time. My portraits then give me a higher self-knowledge.
What kind of work you do and why?
I paint intuitive portraits and some abstracts/half abstracts on canvas. I use acrylics because I don't have the patience to wait for the painting to dry before I can paint the next layer. I use different tools beside brushes when I paint, like knife, spatula, both rubber and steel, a sponge, my fingernails and sometimes stencils to make dots. I never finish the painting before I feel that peace and a flow in both color and shape. I'm hoping that others who see my pictures are able to recognize some of those expressions and feelings within themselves as well.
For more of Linda Helene Syvertsen Check this link of her Instagram account:- https://www.instagram.com/lindasyvertsen65/ or her fb https://www.facebook.com/Linda.H.Syvertsen/
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