Dream Blues - Mind’s Eye Reflections

This year 2024 inspired me to embark on yet a new series, DREAM BLUES - MIND’S EYE REFLECTIONS.
The colour BLUE has been an obsession of mine all throughout my life (My ‘Danish Blues’ as I call them - it’s a Nordic trait, a soul-thing) and I am always revisiting them, now more than ever. Most of my paintings will be monochromatic, but occasionally I will also be straying into other colours - even Picasso did so during his Blue Period! In my work I often rely on metaphors (e.g. trees..), everything is symbolical, filled with memories, reflections, seen through my mind’s eye. People, places, situations, I have encountered throughout my colourful life…and, all is heartfelt.

Sit back - and watch!

Summer 2023

My mind is still heavily influenced by the continuing tragic war raging in Ukraine. I am painting almost daily, ever hoping and praying for a positive outcome. All war does is to destroy, I pray for an end to the destruction, for peace for the brave Ukrainian people and return of the beauty of their country - that is what I am expressing in my paintings.
I was recently interviewed by the international luxury property magazine ABODE2, and you will be able to see the full interview online for the next three months by clicking on the link shown here below.

With all my best wishes,
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I am in full swing working on my latest series, ‘LOVE UKRAINE’. I am passionate about it and painting like wildfire!
As always, I prefer to emphasise the positive aspects of life. Like many of us today I am haunted by the shocking events taking place in Ukraine. I will leave it to others to show the horrible sights and scenes that so tragically take place daily in a war torn country. I have therefore embarked on a brand new series of paintings showing all the diverse natural beauty of Ukraine, an independent country now ravished by a wholly undeserved and brutal war.

A country like Ukraine with its proud, courageous people deserves freedom and peace, love and hope. I pray for this every day. In the meanwhile I shall do my best to show, on canvas, in my own way, the true natural beauty of this amazing country. I am going to fill all my canvasses with these beautiful sights! This is a work in progress - I started painting this series during the summer of 2022 and keep finding an abundance of inspiration as I am going along, in fact, more every day. I have chosen to basically paint in the national colours of Ukraine, a multitude of hues of blue and yellow, on my favourite snow-white canvas.

I hope from my heart that my paintings will also eventually show a new resplendent Ukraine…rising like a phoenix, after the war…To quote Martin Luther King: “I Have a Dream…”

And now to work!

As always I am relying on my genuine inspiration, my passion and intuition - which has been my trusty guide above everything else. Straight from the heart.
  • Love Ukraine. Golden Fields in Summer
  • Love Ukraine. Hills of Ukraine
  • A recent peek inside my crowded studio

An original ULLA painting, ‘White Nights. Silent Forest’ was auctioned by Wolfson College, University of Oxford for £2,000 in support of Ukrainian humanitarian effort

As a Danish-born painter I have always been very attracted to the particular beauty of Nordic and wild sceneries - and their short summers.

As part of what I like to call my ‘Danish Blues’ I painted ‘White Nights. Silent Forest’ in 2007 and have held my hand over it ever since, as it touched something deep-felt in my Scandinavian soul. The deep forest lakes surrounded by serene, tall pine forests - cool, mysterious, dreamlike.

Looking at this painting one might sense the moon above, and also get a sense of those rare nights when it never gets fully dark, their life so very short…

I am donating this painting in the hope that I may be of some help to the tragic and brave people of Ukraine, and at the same time I would also like to think that my painting will find a good home! - It was painted from the heart, as is every painting of mine.
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  • Ulla Plougmand is an acclaimed Danish-British artist and Honorary Member of Common Room at Wolfson College.
  • White Nights. Silent Forest