manifest international drawing annual 2007 exhibition-in-print
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I see drawing as the first expression. What I mean is that, I feel that the simplicity of the medium makes it a more pure and sometimes more personal expression than say painting. The pencil is the extension of the hand with no other elements to interfere with the immediacy of feeling and thought expressed in the line.

The opportunity to examine and penetrate the surface of things, of people, is something I find fascinating. Working on a portrait over time, and going through many subtle transformations of human expression until I feel it comes alive is a great motivation. Prior to the point where the drawing takes over and directs me thereis a struggle of wills so to speak, where I am pushing in different directions, in a sense experimenting.

This sense of discovery is crucial. It seems that everyday something new can be found in the well known. The concept of time too, plays a large factor. The meticulous process and organic development of a drawing or painting provides feedback to my perception. These methods uncover subtleties that, had I worked in a faster manner, might not have been revealed.


born: 1966, Odense, Denmark


Designskolen Kolding, Denmark. BA hons in Graphic Design & Illustration, 1989

selected awards/honors

Semi-finalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition,
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC, 2006
George Sugarman Foundation Art Grant, 2006
3rd prize, Juror Donald Kuspit, Juried Show 'Connections',
Ben Shan Galleries, William Paterson Univ., NJ, 2006
Award of Excellence, Juror David Hardy. Realism 2004, Artisans, Mill Valley, CA, 2004

selected publications

Catalog 'Northern Light/Nordic Visions' International Arts & Artists, Washington DC, 2007
Article in the art section of Fyens Stiftstidende (a Danish newspaper for Funen County), 2006

selected group shows

24th Annual Juried Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA, 2007
'Northern Light/Nordic Visions', 4-Person Show, International Arts & Artists, Washington DC, 2007
Juried Show selected by Philip Pearlstein, Prince Street Gallery, NYC, 2007
2nd National Juried Exhibition, Marin Society of Artists,
Juror Rene de Guzman of Yerba Buena Center SF, Ross, CA, 2007

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