Solveig -, Byron Bay Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Nature has long been a source of inspiration for Solveig (pronounced sool-way). Throughout her childhood years, her four-year scholarship at the National Art School in East Sydney, and up to with her current work, Solveig has continually looked to Mother Nature for creativity.
“Nature is the greatest artist of them all,” Solveig says. “She is my muse, my inspiration and all the subject matter I need.”
Living in the beautiful surrounds of the Byron Shire, the most eastern point of Australia, Solveig has allowed her special relationship with nature to shape her style.
Coined graphic impressionism, Solveig’s unique style is illustrative in nature in that her work is reduced to colour and shape, but with strategic colour arrangement and a vibrant, contrasting palette, Solveig introduces a dynamic quality to each of her paintings.
“Your eyes just can’t sit there and be still,” Solveig says. “They get drawn from colour to colour creating a sense of ‘aliveness’ - like nature.”
“For this reason I rarely use black. It deadens my images and doesn’t allow that energy to course through them.”
Solveig, 56, who has also been a healer for much of her life, finds that the energetic quality of her work has a healing effect on herself and others.
Her “easy to live with” paintings are vistas on nature that draw you in. People disappear into her work and emerge some time later calm, rested and relaxed.
Solveig has yet to find a ceiling to her graphic impressionist style. With each painting she probes her style’s depths, tests its boundaries, and experiments much with challenging water scenes.
“Water’s multi-layered quality, the way light dances on its surface is absolutely fascinating,” Solveig says.
This style has taken Solveig in a bold new direction. Embracing Giclee print technology, Solveig offers her originals as canvas reproductions to the public at a fraction of the price.
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