«Life is a great big canvas……throw all the paint you can on it» Danny Kaye.
Biography: Eileen Samb/signature Lennie
Contemporary Impressionism Fluid Art. Abstract Fluid Art
I live and paint in Oslo Norway. Born in the town of Sandvika, 15 min. from Oslo, birth date 03.02.1959, norwegian Mother and american Father.
My name/signature….Lennie, the reason; Oline Bogen, my norwegian great Grandmother had a problem with pronouncing my american name, Eileen, so she called me Lennie.
My birth place, Sandvika was visited by Claude Monet in the winter of 1895, February and March. He painted a series of the winter landscapes and a painting of my hometown Sandvika. He is one of the great painters that has been a great inspiration for me.
I began painting with oil when I was 10years old, my Mamma bought me «paint by numbers». I soon wonder out beyond the numbers. Since I was young at school, Ive had the benefit of having art-teachers that also were artists. I value the lessons in the Arts they have taught me.
My inspiration is the ever-changing light, seasons and nature of Norway. Ive also had 2 trips to Senegal, Vest Africa in 2011-2012, and was there for 6 months for each trip to paint. A new world of different culture, color, nature and ambiance.
Now I am taking a step away from the classical way of painting and exploring Contemporary Impressionism Fluid Art and Abstract Fluid Art. The main differense in this way of painting is, I pour the paint onto the canvas, versus painting with a brush, p.knife..etc. There are many variations within this tecnique with acylic paint, pigments, mediums and how it flows in a liquid form and what it will do when it is poured on the canvas. So this method of painting involves understanding the alchemy of paint and mediums when combined in order to achieve the intended result. I find this method of painting, challenging, educational and exiting to work with.
I am a classical trained artist; act drawing , perspektiv, composisjon, color theory, croque drawing, texture theory, dekor design, design compositions and a degree in Art Historie.
I have been painting for over 30 years. Aquarelle, oil, acrylic, soft pastells and my need to grow as an artist has lead me to the technique of Fluid Art. It allows me to be spontaneous, but aware of my education in the Arts, compsisition, balance, color,etc……its all there.
1983 Degree in English, Oslo Katerdral School, Oslo Norway.
1984 Degree in Traditional Arts and Aesthetics Art/weaving.
1985 Degree in Drawing and Design. Nesbru VGS. Asker Norway. Art and Art History teacher, Artist Professor Christian Montarou.
1985 Degree in Art Historie.
1986 Degree in Design and Dekor, Bleiker VGS: Asker Norway.
GROUP EXHITDITIONS and PERSONAL;
1994-2009 Once a year Exhibitions Stokke Form og Farge, Stokke Norway.
2006 «My Painting Phases» Solo Exhibition, Tønsberg, Norway
2006 Design «Elipse» produced by Steninge Slotts Glass, Sweden/Glassmagasinet Norway.
2006 Design «Meadow of Flowers» produced by Steninge Slotts Glass/Glassmagasinet, Norway.
2006 Design «Pink Day Dream» Produced by Steninge Slotts Glass/ Glassmagasinet.
2006 Design «Green Day Dream» produced by Steninge Slotts Glass/Glassmagasinet.
2009 Design «Birds on a String» produced by Steninge Slotts Glass/Glassmagasinet.
2009 Group Exhibition, Tønsberg.
2010 Painting trip to Senegal and Gambia, Vest Africa
2011 Group Exhibition, Tønsberg.
2011 Painting trip to Senegal Vest Africa.
2012 Painting trip to Senegal Vest Africa.
2015 Exhibition Blue Oslo, Norway.
2018 Art Nordic Copenhagen 2018.
EXPOSITION WITH QUEENEARTSTUDIO GALLERY
ART NORDIC APRIL 2018 COPENAGHEN