Sir Ernest Shackleton – a Pen Portrait

This portrait I did of sir Ernest Shackleton is also available as a high quality print (A4 – €20,=) and as a postcard. I did more paintings and drawings that are inspired by him and his journey. If you are interested, please don’t hesitate to email me at: ursusart.studio@gmail.com. For more work on him, pleaseContinue reading “Sir Ernest Shackleton – a Pen Portrait”

A Heart for Art – a Blessing and a Curse

An ode to the artist’s heart. There is an ongoing conflict in the mind of an artist: the deep need to reach inside and express that what occupies the heart, and on the other hand the awareness of the expectations that an overall brain-ruled society has of him and the lack of understanding that comesContinue reading “A Heart for Art – a Blessing and a Curse”

‘The Being’ – new artwork

Today I finished this both romantic and spooky painting. Even though I have created this artwork myself, it is undecided to me still wether this ghost like figure is good or evil, but I tend to lean towards good….You can decide that for yourself… Comments or thoughts on this work are welcome! If you wouldContinue reading “‘The Being’ – new artwork”

The Purpose of Art?

There are many theories about the purpose of art. Even though art is generally not considered to be a basic necessity of life, it proves to be hugely important to artists and art-lovers. I have heard people say that art is almost like breathing to them. And indeed I have noticed that being unable toContinue reading “The Purpose of Art?”

Little Captain Lullaby

A poem What does he feel when he stays down below, What are his troubles that tease him so What does he sing when you don’t hear him sigh, He sings of oceans, grand and majestic, He sings his Captain Lullaby Are you that lonely, my almighty friend? Have you no equals who too neverContinue reading “Little Captain Lullaby”

Creation Fatigue, a Luxury

Well, it is to me….. Creation fatigue is an expression I just made up myself. But I think you kind of already guess what I mean by that. It means that you have been able to work so consistently, over a longer period of time, that you have had the chance to produce one orContinue reading “Creation Fatigue, a Luxury”

Balance is Key …. right?

“This is not a creative therapy session! You are at art academy, get serious or go home!” I can still hear my teacher yelling in my mind sometimes, when I’m at work. Hearing him shout this through the classroom when I was 21, made a big impression on me at the time, and it wasn’tContinue reading “Balance is Key …. right?”

Life long blue Period

Perhaps you have visited my blog yesterday, after having read my first post…. (www.ursusart.studio) If you did, you might have noticed, that the colour blue is ubiquitous. We all know that many artists go through a ‘blue period’, like Picasso, and for Yves Klein it seemed to be the only existing colour. In Der BlaueContinue reading “Life long blue Period”