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.
Useful links
  • Ulla Plougmand is an acclaimed Danish-British artist and Honorary Member of Common Room at Wolfson College.
  • White Nights. Silent Forest