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Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. Simonides

Frøydis Aarseth

Frøydis Aarseth has always known what she wanted in life and that was to live a life as a classical painter. Not only to paint paintings that are beautiful to look at, but also to convey a deeper importance that will give the viewer something more than only aesthetics.

Frøydis has been a student of The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Here she got an education in classical drawing and painting. She also studied anatomy, ecorce under teacher Andrew Ameral. After three years at the academy she continued her studies as an apprentice under Odd Nerdrum.

Frøydis Aarseth is concerned that every painting should tell a story, as in the painting " Mr.Priklopil is coming ". This is a painting of Natascha Kampusch, the girl who was kidnapped and held prisoner by Wolfgang Priklopil for 8 years. She was trapped in a custom-made prison, in a basement. The only light she saw for a long period was the light that blinded her eyes when Priklopil opened the metal door to enter the room.

Frøydis also paints still life's, portraits and landscapes, she paints from live models and her landscapes are painted plein air.

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