genia

OCCUPATION

 

Artist, Aromatherapist and Healer

 

ARTIST

 

Schools

Mercantile Institute

Graphic Design (Oslo, Norway) - 1989

 

Courses

Oslo School of Drawing and Painting (Oslo, Norway):

Free-hand Drawing - 1985

 

Nude Drawing - 1986

NKS-Norwegian Correspondence School:

Advertising School - 1988

 

Friundervisningen Reklameskolen (advertising school) - 1988

 

Study tours

Andalusia/Spain - 2000-2001

 

Exhibitions:

Alternativt Nettverk Messe - Oslo, Norway..............1996

Kult-Ur-Festivalen - Sorumsand, Norway.................1997

Gallery Breien - Honefoss, Norway...........................1997

Hemingway Cafe - Oslo, Norway..............................1998

Alternativhuset - Tonsberg.........................................1998

Aarvoll Gaard -Oslo, Norway.....................................1999

Kunstnerhuset - Modum, Norway.............................2000

Cable Street Galley & Studios - London, England.....2002

Parallax Art Fair - Chelsea London, England............2016

 

AUXILIARY NURSE

 

Educated in Norway in 1984

Worked for several years in: home for elderly people, adults with disabilities

and in hospitals

 

AROMATHERAPY AND HEALER

 

Qualified in 1994 in Norway

Self-employed for 5 years with own studio (Aromatherapy and healing)

 

genia doesn’t remember how old she was when she started to express herself with pencil and paper in drawing but, she knows she’s always been drawing. It can only be said that she’s born with the ability; some people are more visual, using their senses, while others are more word users; using their brain. This ability might have a connection to her birthplace; a farm north of the town Aalesund by the coast in Norway … because … the ever changing nature, mountains and the sea, are so beautiful that words are too small to describe it … it has to be experienced without words; in a visual way … as she understood …

 

Unfortunately, her stubbornness to make everything perfect, made her tear up her drawings as fast as she drew them. She wasn’t satisfied, which is a very human characteristic, and pushed herself to make better and better expressions of her view of herself and life. This tear-up-habit, which developed into a bad habit, followed her while growing up, and it continued into her adulthood.

 

It was on the night to her thirty-five-years-day that a sudden change occurred; - she started to draw and write without thinking, without knowing what to think, or draw, or write; in other words; she started to channelize.

 

Channelizing gave her a new point of view of herself and what she was drawing and writing. In addition to drawing, she had been writing from early age with imagination and joy, but … channelizing was creativity with another “face”; it was automatic wring. She started to ask questions in her mind, and answers came through her, her hand, her pen and … to the paper. She asked personal questions, but also in her work as an aromatherapist, and got answers from a spiritual guide about oils, creams e.g. as well as physical, psychological and spiritual information and hints about the health of her clients.

 

… also her drawings came as automatic drawing and … she didn’t tear them up anymore, but saved them, understood it was more going on than her self-criticism.