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Roses and Nature
Believing that surroundings can influence one` s health and mind, Painter and Physiotherapist Aase Birkhaug has combined her two passions by painting roses for a soothing effect. Having fallen in love with flowers, nature and painting from early age, it was only natural to merge these factors together at some point, and by combining the aesthetic beauty of botany with her skills as a painter. It is documented that colors have an effect on the sensory system, and some years ago I made the waiting room in my physiotherapy office into an exhibition for my paintings, so I discovered that it influenced the patient s mental state. My paintings are regularly described as very soft and mild. The color combinations I use are tastefully and delicately fused to make a motif that can be described as very soothing to the eye.
I discovered several years ago that Roses have a positive effect on me, almost like healing, and the combination of the smell and the sight feels like a meditation, bringing about a certain calmness, this is something I try to reflect in my paintings. I do my paintings in different media, Aquarelle, Tempera, Gouache, Oil, Acrylics and Pastels. I have been drawing and painting since I was 6 years old. I have had exhibitions both in Norway and several country` s abroad during the years 1990 – 2016. In my family we have several painters who have inspired my art work and inspired my painting and the paintings I have painted during the years of my painting career. To mention some names in my art family- Anna Sofie Brunchorst Ibsen who run the painting school in Bergen, Norway early in the 1900, Henrik Ibsen the famous poet, Harald Ibsen my grandfather, Borghild Ibsen my aunt and prof dr med Conrad Birkhaug, a very famous doctor working in USA for many years, a famous doctor and an artist- my father s uncle. I have attended art and art painting classes during the years from I was 13 years old until this anno 2016.
• My own Atelier og Gallery Bergen 2004-2015 – Galleri 39 / Grønnestølsvei 23c - 39
• Hole Speil og Ramme Bergen 2004-2016 - Gallery
• Prydkunst Hjertholm Bergen Sentrum + Lagunen 2004-2006 – Art cards Roses
• Primstaven – Nesttun – Bergen – Norway – commission sale 2004-2006
• Galleri 151 Alvøen 2004-2005 Exhibition – Summer Exhibition – Out in our Garden
• Cafe Moldegaard Os i Hordaland – Spring –Summer Exhibition - Roses summer 2005
• Cafe Moldegaard Os i Hordaland Easter Exhibition– Roses
• The Lady and Womens Dinner - Fjøsanger Samlingene Rekstensamlingene - Art Collections at Reksten – Exhibition of Paintings - solo
• Anemone Flower & Gift Shop – Exhibition Solo 2004.
• Sea and Marine Research Faculty in Bergen – Solo Exhibition juli – september 2004
• Det Hvite Hus / The White House – Interior Shop- Paradis Bergen – Summer 2004 – June – July Solo Exhibition – vernissage 230 invited guests – flutists and grand opening.
• Collectiv Exhibition - Barcelona – Gallery Sala Barna January 2003
• Collectiv Exhibition summer June 2002 Grebenhain - Germany
• Solo Exhibition - NM i Dressage Riding Moldegaard i Os 9-18 August 2002
• Solo Exhibition Flexibox Berstadhusets Aula February – Mars 2002
• Exhibition Freiaparken Norwegian Rose Association Oslo July 2001
• Garden for Everybody - Sjølystsenteret Norsk roseforening April 2001
• Solo Exhibition Moldegaard Dressur grand Prix stevne July 2001
• Collective Exhibition - Oslo – Humanitare exhib for children in Brazilhumanitary Exhibition //inntekter til gatebarn i Brazil
• Collective Exhibition - Solstrand Fjord Hotel Os i Hordaland 1991
• Collective Exhibition - Gamle Bergen 1992
• Collective Exhibition - Kløverhuset Bergen 1990
• Hardanger Antikk Grova April 2001
• Birthe Bo Interiør shop Bergen 1990-1993
• Paintings Roses – Hole speil og Ramme Bergen 1990-2016
• Paintings - Dammplass-stua Oslo 1990-1992
• Paintings - Galleri Primstaven Bergen 2004-2005
• Paintings - Vildanden Gave og Interiør Grimstad 2004 - 2010
• Paintings - MK Interiør forretning Nesttun Bergen 2004-2005
• Paintings - Annekset Interiør og Gave Geilo – 1991-1994
• Spring International Salon Taza Marocco 2nd edition 03/26-30/2016
• Taza Marocco International Biennal 2nd edition 08/06-11/2016
• Represented at Art People Gallery since 2016
• Represented at Saatchi Art since 2016
• Represented at Fine Art America since 2016
• Honorable Awarded Artist in Spring International Art Exhibition in Taza Marocco 26.03-30.03.2016
• Represented at Artslant since 2016
• Represented at Etsy since 2016
• Represented at Artavita since 2016
• Represented at ArtUPClose since 2016
• Art Contest July 2016 – ICAC Art Critics – selected as one of the twelve best of may 2016
• Represented in Scan Magazin – article 2013 by Journalists: issuu.com/scanmagazine/docs/scanmagazine_48_jan_2013/16
• / here is a link to Scan Magazine version 2013 ssuu.com/scanmagazine/docs/scanmagazine_48_jan_2013/1
• Representations in Rose Associations and News Papers in Norway with articles and paintings.
• Represented in Healing Today UK – Article – Design – Roses and Healing.
• Board Member in the Norwegian Rose Association Hordaland Norway 2016
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• Art People Gallery Profile: artpeoplegallery.com/roses-nature-aase-birkhaug/
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• Artavita Profile: artavita.com/artists/12350-aase-birkhaug
• ArtUpclose Profile: http://www.artupclose.com/aase-birkhaug
• Art Contest – Platform – Participating in Artist of The Year – Redwood Media Group USA June 2016
• Represented at Talnts since June 2016 - @aasebirkhaug
• Participating Art Contest Platform Artist of the Year 2016 Redwood Media GROUP USA
• Invited by PAKS Gallery Curator Team to participate in their projects from June 2016
• Invited by Art Monaco Team to participate in Art Monaco Exhibition 2016 – 2017
• Invited by PAKS GALLERY and participating in the International Art Fair Caroussel de Louvre Paris 21-23 October 2016.
• Participating in Art Contest at Artslant round V June 2016.
• Participating Contemporary Art Fair Montreux 9-13 November 2016- invited by Paks Gallery
• Article in Art Monaco Magazine October – November 2016
• Invited by Artifact Gallery New York for a solo exhibition 2016.
• Participation in 2016 Watercolors Annual Exhibition & Competition of Contemporary Art 2016-2017.
• Honorable Award Diploma of Excellence Annual Competition and Exhibition Watercolors Art Addiction Medial Museum London
• Artavita 19th online art contest Certificate of Excellence for participating artwork in the 19th Online Contest may 2016.
• Participating in Art Addiction MAB3 | Medial Art Biennial 2016-2018, Art Addiction Gallery
• Participation in Artists Network 8 Annual Watermedia Showcase 2016
• Invited by Rosetta Messori 01.07.16 a famous photograph in Italy to participate in an Exhibition in Genova Italy with her and also the famous fashiondesigner Cinzia Verni. Musei di Strada Nuova - Palazzo Rosso in Genoa Italy The exhibition it will be open on 28 July until the first or second week of September.
• Participating in 11th Medial Global Art Annual Artists of today Art Addiction Gallery 2016-2017
• Participating in 9th Female Artist's Art Annual Art Addiction Gallery 2016-2017
• Selected and invited by International Selection Committee to participate in 11th Florence Biennale eArth: Creativity & Sustainability in Florence at the Fortezza da Basso from 6-15 October 2017.
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