Love Ukraine

I started painting this poignant series during the summer of 2022 and have been painting like wildfire ever since. I aim to show all the natural beauty of this special country and its spirited people, before the horrible war - their courage and tenacity leave most of us in awe. I will do this my way: I will fill my canvasses with sunshine and hope. This is a work in progress, and the deeper I dig, the more I find a true abundance of inspiration.

I have chosen to basically paint on snow-white canvas board in acrylics and using the national colours of Ukraine, a multitude of hues of blue and yellow… As always, I am relying on my genuine inspiration, my passion and intuition - a trusty guide above everything else. Straight from the heart. I hold a deep felt belief that my work will also eventually show a new resplendent Ukraine… rising like a phoenix, after the war… To borrow a quote from Martin Luther King: “I Have a Dream”…

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A Tribute in Flowers

36"28"92cm71cmAcrylic on canvas
Flowers can express so many emotions and I find them a great inspiration. Here I am saying it with my abstract flowers, painted like circles in the national Ukrainian colours blue and yellow, eternity-shaped…showing a never ending love for Ukraine.
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Birch Trees

24"18"61cm46cmAcrylic on canvas board / unframed
The birch happens to be one of my favourite trees, I just love that beautiful, virgin-white bark with bits of darker shades peeking through. This amazing view was captured during a magnificent winter sunset, and inspired me so much that I simply had to eternalise it by painting my version. I chose acrylics on white canvas using the Ukrainian national colours, blue and yellow. Those magic and poignant moments - now they will last forever.

Fields in Summer

24"18"61cm46cmAcrylic on canvas board / unframed
Inspired by the richness of the beautiful Ukrainian countryside, the resourcefulness of the Ukrainian people, here symbolised by their immaculate fields in summer, the golden crops. Again I am using the national colours, blue and yellow.
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Flowers and Tears

36"28"92cm71cmAcrylic on canvas
Saying it with flowers again - it speaks louder than many words, I am expressing my heartfelt feelings for the woeful plight of the courageous people of Ukraine. I have chosen to paint in their country’s national colours, blue and yellow.
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Pine Forest in Spring

24"18"61cm46cmAcrylic on canvas board / unframed
I felt strongly inspired and full of hope seeing the first signs of early spring in a Carpathian pine forest, with the melting snow leaving the long, hard winter behind and welcoming the warming rays of an early spring sun. This is my inspiration for this work, and my chosen colours are hues of blue and yellow, the national colours of Ukraine.
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Ripe Wheat Fields

24"18"61cm46cmAcrylic on canvas board / unframed
Coming round a bend I found all of a sudden and completely unexpectedly this stunning sight sprawled in front of me - it stayed in my mind ever since, and now, years later, I have reconstructed this vision on canvas, relying on my ‘mind’s eye’ as I call it. The many different shades of blues and golden yellow blended beautifully - and they also happen to be the national colours of Ukraine.
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Sea of Sunflowers

24"16"61cm46cmAcrylic on canvas board / unframed
The sunflower is Ukraine’s national flower and as a Dane I share the love of this magnificent, large flower. In my childhood we had lots of them in Denmark where I grew up. I just loved the colours and - to a child - also giant size! It seemed urgent for me to paint this positive painting now. The colours I have used are the national colours of Ukraine, yellow and blue acrylic, on snow-white canvas.
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Shadow of The White Stork

24"18"61cm46cmAcrylic on canvas board / unframed
The White Stork is considered the national bird of Ukraine, a fact which is also shared with my beloved country of birth, Denmark, where it is considered to have almost mystical qualities - small wonder as it is such an unusual, large, stunning bird. In this painting I have shown it as a symbolic shadow, lit up by a winter full moon - positive and peaceful it promises new hope..My colour choice, Ukraine’s national colours blue and yellow.
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The Hills

24"18"61cm46cmAcrylic on canvas board / unframed
As I have always loved gentle curves - just have a look at my Series Female Forms - I fell in love with the gently sloping hills of Ukraine, and chose to eternalise them on canvas in a turquoise-pale blue shade shown in a glowing, peaceful sunrise. As usual, I have chosen to solely use varying shades of the national colours, blue and yellow.
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Winter Sun Magic

24"18"61cm46cmAcrylic on canvas board / unframed
This shows the sheer feeling of magic I felt by suddenly catching a glimpse of a very low winter sun dancing through the snow-covered Carpathian hills….such peace, such wonder. New hope. I am painting here in acrylics in blue and yellow hues, the Ukrainian national colours.
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