Painter & physical therapist - Aase Birkhaug ICA
International Certified Artist by The International Institute of Artist Accreditation
Believing that surroundings can influence one` s health and mind, Painter and Physiotherapist Aase Birkhaug has combined her two passions by painting roses for a soothing effect on humans.
I am compared to the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo who said “ I paint flowers so that they shall not die “ and I say” I paint Roses so that I shall not die”. Impact on humans from nature, flora, botanics and for me the most beautiful flower The Rose.
I have an Art – Nature – Health project where art, nature physiotherapy, medicin and science walk together hand in hand.
I believe that it is possible to heal or change a negative mind to a positive mind.
Psyhiatrist Moe refers to Norman Doidge The Brains way of healing and Michael Nurzenic Brain HQ Softwired Dr Michael Merzenic
Psychologist Eirik Hørthe : sciencebased The health effects of art
Neuroscience and neuroplacticity, the brains ability to change when exposed to positive impacts from art and nature.
We often search for answers to our questions and believe the complicated answer to be the solution to the complicated question. It is not always like that, if we use the words of the English Association of Healers: Healing is gentle, simple and effective.
Having fallen in love with flowers, nature and painting from early age, it was only natural to merge these factors together at some point, and by combining the aesthetic beauty of botany with her skills as a painter.
It is documented that colors have an effect on the sensory system, and some years ago I made the waiting room in my physiotherapy office into an exhibition for my paintings, so I discovered that it influenced the patients mental state.
My paintings are regularly described as very soft and mild. The color combinations I use are tastefully and delicately fused to make a motif that can be described as very soothing to the eye.
I discovered several years ago that Roses have a positive effect on me, almost like healing, and the combination of the smell and the sight feels like a meditation, bringing about a certain calmness, this is something I try to reflect in my paintings.
I do my paintings in different media – Aquarelle – Tempera – Gouache – Oil – Acrylics and Pastel.
I have been drawing and painting since I was 6 years old.
I have had exhibitions both in Norway and several country s abroad during the years 1990 – 2021. Approximately 101 international art exhibitions in 2016 - 2021.
The most important
Florence Biennale 2017
Chianciano Biennale 2018
London Art Biennale 2019
London Art Biennale 2021
Since march 2016 I have received 101 international art awards and international art prizes.
I have also received many international art critics during the period 2016-2021.
There are also a very long list of publications as articles and books about my art published internationally the last three years as well in, Art Monaco, Canada, Italy, London England UK, Germany, France, Middle East, Denmark, USA, New York, Miami ,Los Angeles, Philippines, Dubai, Argentina and Norway.
In my family we have several painters who have inspired my art work and inspired with painting and the paintings I have painted during the years of my painting career.
To mention some names in my art family- painter Anna Sofie Brunchorst Ibsen, the famous poet Henrik Ibsen, painter Harald Ibsen, painter Borghild Ibsen and prof dr med Conrad Birkhaug.
I have attended art and painting classes during the years from I was 13 years old until this anno 2021.