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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 awards for my artwork and it has been exhibited and sold to collectors both nationally and internationally. 

I live and work on the West coast of Norway with the North Sea at one side and Fjords on the other. I want to convey my perception of these old landscapes to the viewer, to visualise the abundant beauty and vulnerability of this nature through the veil of memories and the vibrancy of the colours. I like to capture moody moments and express its calm and serene greatness. These lyrical landscapes are not pictures of actual places, they are made from memories and one could call them soulmoods, as they express emotions and a state of mind as much as a landscape.

My pastel paintings are like colourful stain glass windows revealing a footprint of my soul and transporting the viewer to my beloved landscapes. Standing in a landscape without traces of human activity merge the experience of the past and the present. The timelessness of these old landscapes stop time and create moments of longevity. Remnants of old, lived lives trigger my imagination and bring back a touch of the past I can connect with. By conserving these golden moments I make my own brand of permanence and bring together the present and the future.

I like to paint serenity and calmness into my art and like to think about myself as an conservator of quiet moments and blissful transience - it goes well with the poetic palette I use to express my lyrical impressions.

My work is primarily created in soft pastel, I use handmade soft pastels that are made to last. As a tactile person dry 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 with my hands and fingers. Soft pastels have an exceptional degree of intensity, the vibrancy and purity of the colours and the way they carry the luminosity of the different colours are fantastic and as close to my imagination and perception as I have found in any medium. This combined with the silky matt surface they create make it an interesting and inspiring medium to work with, leaving the viewer with a beautiful artwork that I’m proud of and enjoy. 

Colour is the language of my soul and keep fascinating and inspire, rendering me unending possibilities of exploration.


16 works for sale

Enchanted Water Views - Wintry Waters

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

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Enchanted Water Views - Wintry View by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 950

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Colour Poetry 12 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 1,150

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Colour Poetry 4 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Mixed Media

$ 1,500

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Cascading Vivacity 11 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 810

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Cascading Vivacity 7 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 810

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Amygdala Variation 3 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 1,420

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Amygdala Variation 4 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 1,420

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Amygdala Variation 6 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 1,420

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Amygdala Variation 5 by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 1,466

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Springtime. Riptides and Turquoise Reefs by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 1,450

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By the Brook. Orange Stones by Kristin Holm Dybvig

Kristin Holm Dybvig, Norway

Drawing

$ 1,500

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Kristin Holm Dybvig In The Studio

"I weave colours into colour poetry and memories to lyrical landscapes. I enjoy my day as I work in my small garden studio, where you will find me creating art with my favourite handmade soft pastels staying close to my inspiring landscapes."

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More About Kristin Holm Dybvig

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What inspires you?

Memories of powerful places of great beauty

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Describe your creative process.

I choose the colours I want to work with and just let them take me for a ride making an expression of me here and now.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

I create Colour poetry and lyrical landscapes

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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?

That must my fingers and hands as I am using them to shape, form and make edges to the dry pastels

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

Trust in your self, only you can create your artwork.

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Where do you go for inspiration?

I like to go on trips to discover the landscapes surrounding me and the timelessness of nature. I like to collect memories of places, of moods that stay with me and become incentives for new work.


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Credentials

Exhibitions

Spring Exhibition

2021

INFINITE DREAMS

2021

Kaleidiscope

2020

Spring Exhibition 2020

2020

$€X¥ Gstaad

2020

The Illusion of Reality

2019

Works on Paper

2019

Awards

Award of Excellence

2019

Collector's Vision

2021

Exhibitions

Spring Exhibition

2021

INFINITE DREAMS

2021

Kaleidiscope

2020

Spring Exhibition 2020

2020

$€X¥ Gstaad

2020

The Illusion of Reality

2019

Works on Paper

2019

Awards

Award of Excellence

2019

Collector's Vision

2021

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