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Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig

Born: 1963

Hometown: Stavanger

Based in: Stavanger

Colour have fascinated and kindled my imagination my whole life, it has been the main ingredient in my work throughout my years. The opportunities that presented themselves sent me on different paths.  I made a career as an Art-Director in a advertising agency, some years later I was ready to try something new and wanted a new direction in my life. I  moved to England where I studied Art and Art Therapy, I did my art training at Tobias School of Art in East Sussex, and got my diploma in 1997. Back in Norway I worked as an Art Therapist mainly with children and young adults. Two years ago I decided it was time to follow my heart and passion and develop my own artwork. It has been a hectic period with a steep learning curve to get it right but I have been more productive and inspired than ever before. Connecting with galleries, collectors and curators has given me new opportunities, I have received an award of excellence for my artwork and it has been exhibited and sold to collectors both nationally and internationally. 

I live on a peninsula at the West coast of Norway with the North Sea at one side and beautiful Fjords on the other. This old landscape is part of my soul and inspire my work and continue to kindle my imagination. I want to transmit my perception of my homeland to the viewer, translated through the vibrancy of the colours. The pastel painting is like a window that reveal a sensual footprint of my soul transporting the viewer to my beloved landscapes.

I use memories of places and elements of landscapes, suggesting plant life and settlements in a variety of habitats. I want to convey a deeper connection to the natural world and to visualise the abundant beauty of the ecology we all are a part of made with a strong sense for the inner connection of the colours.
The colours resonates most forcefully within me giving me this powerful language to express myself. Beautiful colours, vibrant or soothing, surprising and fun, all of them wherever they appear continue to fascinate and inspire.

As a tactile person soft pastels are the obvious choice and my much preferred medium to work with. Using a “hands-on” approach is just right for me. I love the feeling of the pigments in my hands, moving and mixing them, creating shapes, edges or shadows, all with my hands and fingers. I’m a painter by heart, my way of thinking and applying colour matches the dry pastels well. Soft pastels has an exceptional degree of intensity and fluidity leaving me with a vibrant and ethereal panting. The vibrancy and purity of the pastels appeals to me. The way they carry the luminosity of the different colours are fantastic and as close to my imagination and perception of colour as I have found in any medium. This combined with the silky soft surface they create makes it an interesting and satisfying medium to work with, leaving me with a beautiful artwork that I’m proud of and enjoy.


12 works for sale

Cascading Vivacity 7

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 810

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Cascading Vivacity 11 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 810

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Colour Poetry 4 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Mixed Media

US$ 1,500

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By the Brook. Orange Stones by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 1,500

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Colour Poetry 12 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 1,150

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Enchanted Water Views - Sweetest Plum by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 300

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Enchanted Water Views - Blue Hour by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 950

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Enchanted Water Views - Autumn Trees by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 950

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Snow Lanterns by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 950

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Enchanted Water Views - Wintry View by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 950

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Enchanted Water Views - Wintry Waters by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

US$ 950

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Color Poetry 10 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Mixed Media

US$ 1,179

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Kristin Holm Dybvig In The Studio

"I paint serenity and calmness with a dash of joy - I'm a conservator of quiet moments and blissful tranquillity, using a poetic palette to express my lyrical landscapes."

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More About Kristin Holm Dybvig

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What inspires you?

Standing in a landscape without traces of human activity merge the experience of the past and the present. Remnants of old, lived lives trigger my imagination and bring back a touch of the past I can connect with, by conserving these moments I make my own brand of permanence and bring together the present and the future.

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Describe your creative process.

Usually I start with a new sheet of paper and make it an expression of me here and now, but in the Colour Poetry series I use old watercolour paintings and rework them with pastels, where the challenge lies in the past and the solution in the present. Sometimes it becomes a totally new painting with no traces of the watercolours or it can be more a mix between the two. I alternate between these ways of working, processing the past and expressing the present.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Colourful and cheerful with great luminosity, like stained glass windows

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

One of my all time favourites are Yang Din for composition and serenity. But there is also Helen Frankenthaler , her colour work is timeless.

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Im a very tactile person, and use my fingers as tools. Shaping the pastel pigments with my fingers.

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Trust in your own abilities, only you can create your artwork.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

I find inspiration in the landscapes surrounding me, my garden and the timelessness of nature.


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Credentials

Awards

Award of Excellence

2019

Awards

Award of Excellence

2019

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