Kristin Vestgård was born in Horten, Norway in May 1976. She studied art at Oslo Painting and Drawing School before moving to the UK to complete a BA Hons. in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art and continued to live and work in Cornwall for a further seven years. In 2007 Kristin moved back to Norway and now lives in a beautiful, small artists town by the sea called Åsgårdstrand, where Edvard Munch used to spend his summers.
“I go searching with my oil paints, entering an unknowingness searching intuitively for what is meant to happen on the canvas. I draw inspiration from processing everything that comes my way, the people, atmospheres, nature and emotions. I keep looking for poetry with a nerve or an essence that brings meaning when working. I always try and purvey a sense of hope, maybe just for myself, an understanding or empathy that only whispers between what is light and dark in life. In my work I can create my own paths. Sometimes it is as if I try opening a door to an otherness or otherworldliness where there is a place for me a place where I can belong, a hopeful and gentler place to be, I think. I sort of protest quietly against the harshness of this world.”