"When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image."
(M. Eckhart)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

'Parting With the Elves'



'Parting with the Elves' is the third in a series of 12 paintings in the making; Tone Aanderaa painting inspired by Nicky Bendix series of compositions; work title: 'Mythological Life of the Woods', resulting in album, book, and exhibition/installation.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

DECEMBER EXHIBITION; at INDIGO GALERIE

The Heart Remembers - a painting in progress...

The Heart Remembers from Tone Aanderaa on Vimeo.



'The Heart Remembers' is the second of twelve paintings in the making; all inspired by Nicky Bendix' compositions, from his album 'The Enchanted Forest'

Celtic Twilight - a painting in progress;

Celtic Twilight - A Painting in Progress from Tone Aanderaa on Vimeo.



This video is a 'peak' into the collaboration between myself and musician/composer Nicky Bendix; 'Celtic Twilight' is inspired by his composition by the same name.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

NEW CALENDAR - 2011 - now available

30 x 30 cm - 30 Euro
20 x 20 cm - 20 Euro
CD-format - 15 Euro
+ shipping
Paypal available;
tone-aanderaa@live.com















Thursday, September 23, 2010

First Solo Exhibition in Belgium



October 9th - October 31st - 2010
SLIDE PRESENTATION:

Art Prints




ENCOUNTERS....

This exhibition shows a series of paintings created during a period of for me an important Transition;
Before, during – and after - arriving in Belgium.

For most of my life my home has been near the shore of the Hardanger fjord, in Western Norway.
After eight years in America, 7 of these studying art - and as a conclusion receiving my Master of Fine Arts degree at Pratt Institute, New York – I moved back to my family roots; painting, writing, teaching art – and searching the shores - for the next 20 + years;
- Dreaming...

From early childhood my strongest memories seem to all be visual; Images on walls and in books opened Magical doors and windows to me; I was an only child, left mostly to myself (my parents were young).
And, of course, Nature was always there -

This combination/background has given me the inspiration to create – paint and write - ever since;
It has been my way to search and connect to the world I live in;
- In an evolving visual language;

My paintings are still really all about my 'childhood eyes' seeing and experiencing this 'strange', at times scary - yet wonderful - Life; - Still believing in fairytales and stories, still wondering and pondering; My Encounters....

I sometimes think of my paintings as 'foretelling' and 'remembering'.
And sometimes I think 'Perhaps I am painting my own retina; To fall asleep with, and wake up to'....?
Or, as in a quote I found one day many years ago:
"When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image." (Meister Eckhart)

My painting is about Who I Am; - What I see and experience, what I feel along the way – inspired by a long line of others painters/artists living before me - and alongside me - and all the stories; real, dreamed, imagined, and remembered; in a Visual language;

Liminal' has been a theme for me for a long time;
This indefinable space between here and there;Between Dream and Waking Reality;
This 'Meantime' is magical,
A place where one can wander in and out of open doors,
Dream and reality are no longer separate;,
Time is suspended,
The clock ceases to tick.

SO - WHAT HAPPENED?
After 20 years searching the shores; for remnants of a world outside
Message in a bottle?
How strange – how wonderful – how puzzling -

My friends have told me 'You painted your way to Belgium'
- Perhaps I did?

******
RECONTRES ...
Cette exposition présente une série de peintures créées lors d’une période de transition, très importante pour moi, avant, pendant et après mon arrivée en Belgique.

J’ai passé presque toute ma vie près des rives du fjord Hardanger, à l’Ouest de la Norvège.

Après huit années passées en Amérique, dont sept d’études d’art, j’ai obtenu mon Master en Beaux Arts au Pratt Institute de New York.
Ensuite, j’ai retrouvé mes racines familiales, la peinture, l’écriture, l’enseignement.
A la recherche de rivages pendant 20 ans, rêvant ...

Depuis ma plus tendre enfance, mes souvenirs les plus intenses se déclinent visuellement : des images sur les murs et dans les livres, m’ouvrant les portes d’un univers magique. J’étais enfant unique, livrée pour la plupart du temps à moi-même (mes parents étant jeunes).

La Nature a toujours été omniprésente.
Cet arrière-plan “naturel” a guidé mon inspiration créatrice, aussi bien pour la peinture que pour l’écriture.
Ce fut le chemin tout tracé, pour explorer et me connecter au monde dans lequel je vis, par le prisme d’un langage visuel en constante évolution.

Mes peintures évoquent toujours mes visions d’enfant, à la découverte de ce monde “étrange” parfois effrayant et pourtant magnifique, la Vie ...
Je crois toujours aux histoires et aux contes de fées, je m’étonne et je m’interroge …

Parfois je pense que mes peintures sont des réminiscences prémonitoires …
Parfois je pense peindre une vision, avec laquelle je m’endors et me réveille ?

Une citation de Meister Eckhart me vient à l’esprit:
“ Quand l’âme veut se réaliser, elle projette une image de sa propre expérience et y pénètre ” ( When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image )

Ma peinture parle de qui je suis, de ce que je vois, de ce que j’expérimente et de ce que je ressens tout au long du chemin, inspirée par une longue lignée de peintres et d’artistes, disparus ou à mes côtés ... et par toutes les histoires, réelles, rêvées, imaginées et retenues – dans un langage visuel.

“Liminal” a été un thème récurrent pour moi depuis très longtemps;
Cet espace indéfinissable et magique entre Ici et Ailleurs, entre Rêve et Réalité;
C’est l’espace où l’on vagabonde à travers les portes et les fenêtres grandes ouvertes.
Le Rêve et la Réalité ne sont plus séparés.
Le temps est suspendu.
L’horlorge s’est arrêtée.

Que s’est-il passé ?

20 ans à rechercher les rivages, les traces d’un monde d’ailleurs, un message dans une bouteille ?
Comme c’est étrange, merveilleux, énigmatique ...
Mes amis m’ont dit “ Tu as peint ton périple vers la Belgique”.
Regardez mes peintures, peut-être que ou...

http://www.norvege.be/News_and_events/Culture/Arts-visuels/Exposition-de-la-peintre-norvegienne-Tone-Aanderaa

Monday, August 30, 2010

TONE AANDERAA @ Château de la Vicomté and Galerie Crabe










Tone Aanderaa introducing New Paintings
@
Château de la Vicomté and Galerie Crabe, Jodoigne, 1370 Belgium

Château de la Vicomté
Grande Place - 1370 Jodoigne
http://www.fenetresurmur.be/
http://www.fenetresurmur.be/Tone-Aanderaa.html

Galerie Crabe
Rue Sergent Sortet, 23 A - 1370 Jodoigne
http://www.crabe.be/rubrique8.html

www.Tone-Aanderaa.com

TONE AANDERAA @ Château de la Vicomté and Galerie Crabe


Tone Aanderaa introducing New Paintings
@
Château de la Vicomté and Galerie Crabe, Jodoigne, 1370 Belgium

Château de la Vicomté - 11, 12, 18, and 19 September 2010
10 - 18
http://www.fenetresurmur.be/
http://www.fenetresurmur.be/Tone-Aanderaa.html

Galerie Crabe
11 - 26 September 2010
10-18
http://www.crabe.be/rubrique8.html

www.Tone-Aanderaa.com

Friday, July 16, 2010

Secret Garden video: 'SIMPLY YOU' published on Secret Garden Official Website


I am thrilled to announce:
My New video 'SIMPLY YOU - Secret Garden' is now released on Secret Garden's official website:


See under LATEST NEWS
http://secretgarden.no/lowband/fs_facts_feeling.html

Friday, June 4, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Welcome to my New Exhibition: 'Tone Aanderaa; 'Une peintre Norvégienne qui rêve en Brabant Wallon'


Sylvie and Marc - the hosts of this wonderful place

The main house and B&B
Welcome to my New Exhibition:

'Tone Aanderaa; 'Une peintre Norvégienne qui rêve en Brabant Wallon'
May 29th and 30th 2010;
11 - 18

at Jadis et Naguère,

perhaps the most beautiful B&B in Belgium?:)

Rue J.Boulanger 32, 1350 Noduwez, Belgium

Friday, May 14, 2010

Winner of BEST IN PAINTING! Manhattan Arts Juried Gallery

Tone Aanderaa is very happy to see 2 of her paintings winning the Award of
'BEST IN PAINTING'
by Manhattan Arts Juried Gallery
Celebrating 'The Healing Power of Art'
“When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image.” (Meister Eckhart) "
To me this quote serves as the best statement for what this journey of art and living is to me; Painting is a means to look, question, wonder, and search – and express it. Painting has remained my friend and constant companion - my healer - through losses and painful experiences. Through painting I attempt to communicate the sense of magic and wonder I feel – despite all - and the 'song' of this soul's journey." Belgium
'Flying Tree' - Oil on canvas, 100 cm x 80 cm)
A tree uprooted, flying, taking only the essentials with - and dancing off to a new life, a new place.

'The Girl on the Train' (Oil on canvas, 70 cm x 60 cm)

My big teenage hero was Magritte; and many years ago I made a small sculpture inspired by one of Magritte's paintings - I just recently found this again, and realized this little man I had sculpted so many years ago had a perfect likeness to the man I am about to marry:) - I was so thrilled! And this painting came as a result; (for those who are familiar with Magritte, I'm sure I don't need to point to the man in the painting:)


Both paintings will be shown in the exhibition:
"Tone Aanderaa, Une peintre Norvégienne qui rêve en Brabant Wallon"
May 29 - 30/2010
@ "Jadis et Naguère", Rue J.Boulanger 32, 1350 Noduwez, Belgium
They are also available in Fine Art Print at
And WELCOME to my NEW Manhattan Arts Gallery;

Saturday, March 27, 2010

By the Shore - video



Music by Nicky Bendix (www.myspace.com/nickybendix)

Monday, March 15, 2010

LIMINAL DREAM wil be shown at Galleri Rallaren March-April 2010

LIMINAL DREAM - DVD - will be shown at Galleri Rallaren, - opening March 28th.
http://origo.no/-/sandbox/show/125878_galleri-rallaren
Signed copies of the DVD will be available for purchase.
DVD can also be purchased directly, by email contact:
tone-aanderaa@live.com

Friday, March 12, 2010

LIMINAL DREAM - Now available in Limited Edition;










This introduction DVD will be shown at Galleri Rallaren, Hardanger, Norway; March 28th - April 30th 2010
This collection of videos is an introduction to an ongoing collaboration between musician Nicky Bendix and artist/painter and poet Tone Aanderaa.
Samples of some of the tracks can be pre-viewed (limited)at YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ToneAanderaa

We hope you will enjoy this creative journey – we certainly do:)
- There is more to come!

We would love to hear from you, and we can be reached through these websites:
Nicky Bendix:
www.myspace.com/nickybendix
www.nickybendix.bandcamp.com
www.youtube.com/nickybendix
Tone Aanderaa:
www.Tone-Aanderaa.com
http://toneaanderaa.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 15, 2010

To my Friend Jeff





"Just Another Song

The wind is blind, the lights are blurred
Long lost his Queen of love
Alone with words and broken rhymes
Is what his life's made of

He used to hear the music
But now it plays no more
He used to feel his muse wind
But now his sails are ripped and torn

There comes a time to broken men
A calling clear and strong
to cast a drift, abandon ship
Into choose to another song

He used to hear the music,
But, now it plays no more
So tonight he chose to ramble on
Into another song

Where he can hear that music
It's playing all day long
So, no one should be crying
'Cause, it's just another song

He lived and loved, laughed and lost
At least a thousand times
His dog-eared poems
Once lost now found
As life ain't just or kind
His dog-eared poems
That no one knows
Is all he left behind"

(Jeffrey Wasserman, from his CD 'Jeffrey and the Free Radikals')

Jeff's music, friendship, and history, means a lot to me - has for a long time -
this is my little gift back - to all his wonderful music and songwriting through the years!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

OPENING NEW SALES GALLERY!

My new sales gallery is now open:
http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/tone-aanderaa.html

Prints can be ordered, many different sizes - with or without frame.

Would you like to be informed when new paintings are added?
- Please send me a message, you'll be added to the mailing list.

Best greetings,
Tone Aanderaa

Sunday, January 3, 2010

'PUST - Fugler puster annerledes'



'BREATH - Birds Breathe Differently'

Book of Poems
Poems and images by Tone Aanderaa
Art Sanctuary - 2009

'Poe-etiske Voggesanger - epistler fra et mørkt fastland'




'Poe-etiske voggesanger - epistler fra et mørkt fastland'
'Poe-ethical Lullabies - epistles from a Dark Mainland'

Drawings, poems - and epistles - Tone Aanderaa
Book of Art Sanctuary - 2009