Marianne Skjelbred allows her paintings to be shaped during a play with colors and textures. This play is evident for the spectator. The use of colors is fearless and a special positive atmosphere that radiates joy and harmony distinguishes her paintings. The light is especially important to Marianne. She is fascinated by the light’s color effects and seeks to capture this in her paintings.
Ever since childhood, Marianne Skjelbred has found joy in creating. It started with drawing, and gradually, she explored various techniques, inter alia printing, linocut, ceramics, charcoal pencil et cetera. In 1997, she graduated as a photographer. Her paintings show signs of a photographic mindset, as she desires to capture the light.
In 2015, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency Naval Systems Division invited six artists to participate in the competition for the commission of the godmother’s gift to HNoMS Maud, the largest vessel in the history of the Royal Norwegian Navy. Marianne Skjelbred was the winner of the competition. May 21st 2019, the godmother of HNoMS Maud, Anniken Huitfeldt, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, unveiled the painting “Ulvetanna”.
Marianne Skjelbred has collectors in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iraq, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The art is to see the light until you become a part of it. – Marianne Skjelbred