About Marianne

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


  • Acta ASA
  • Apply TB AS
  • BDO Nordaudit AS
  • Bergen kommune
  • Bergen misjonsmenighet
  • Bergens Tidende
  • Deloitte
  • EDB & Regnskapsservice AS
  • Firda Eiendom AS
  • Framo AS
  • GAC Norway
  • Halstensen Granit AS
  • Inform Media Norge AS
  • International Cooperation AS
  • ITS Norge
  • Lars Jønsson AS
  • LO Stat
  • Network Chartering International AS
  • NLM Barnehagene AS
  • Norsk Jernbaneforbund
  • Odfjell Well Management
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Spring Capital AS
  • Statens kartverk
  • Stenoil KS
  • Stentank AS
  • The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency Naval Systems Division
  • The Norwegian Red Cross
  • Tippetue Arkitekter AS
  • Tre Seksten
  • Work Supply AS
  • Åsane menighet (Church of Norway)

Selected Exhibitions:

  • Aroma Bar and Restaurant, Bergen
  • Artists in Residence 2015, Austevoll
  • Bergen Storsenter
  • Barista, Bergen
  • Capri Yacht Club, Italy
  • Galleri Bekkjarvik, Austevoll
  • Galleri Skjerjehamn
  • Magnus Barfotsgate 3, Bergen
  • Neptun Gallery, Bergen
  • Norli, Torgalmenningen, Bergen
  • Odfjell Drilling, Bergen
  • Stortinget, Oslo
  • Unique Design, Bergen
  • Zenzero Art Café, Napoli, Italy
  • Åsane Storsenter, Bergen