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EILEEN OLIMB

LUXEMBOURG

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I was born and grew up in Norway where I had a fantastic childhood. 

I went abroad to school when I was 18 and continued traveling for 7 years before I settled in Luxembourg. I hold a bachelor of science with honors and a diploma in Geography and Third world studies. 

 

I feel like the combination of traveling around the world and my social science studies complement each other and are expressed through my art. Meeting a variety of people from all walks of life has made me aware of the cultural, religious, and economical differences people face in their daily lives. Some very fortunate and some much less so.

 

I am a self-taught artist though I spent some time at Ecole d'Art Contemporain in Luxembourg where they challenged me to let go of the plan, to let the art happen by itself. This was very difficult for me in the beginning but I have learned to love it. I love to try new things and learn as I go along by observing art and other artists around me. 

 

What you see in my art is a result of all the things I have experienced in life and who I am as a person. It’s very happy and colorful. I find inspiration everywhere and see art opportunities in everything. I love colors and the combination of soft detailed art with mad uncontrolled art.  Very often I have an idea of what I want to achieve and somewhere along the way it takes a life of its own and become something else. I love having a big white canvas in front of me and to be able to turn it into whatever I want.

 

In 2018 I was selected as one of the winners of an art competition in Vienna and my painting was used for the official invitation. Later in the year, I was one of the winners of the 33rd Chelsea International Fine arts Competition where two of my paintings were chosen to show in an art gallery in New York. I received a certificate of excellence from the judges. Also here my painting was used for the official poster. I won second prize in the M &Arts gallery competition at the beginning of 2020 and as a result, I will exhibit in Florence Italy in August. 

 

I paint because I can’t help myself. It is my passion in life. 

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