“I want to inspire others to appreciate and protect the beauty of our planet. Through my art, I want every person to experience the beauty and importance of nature. Nature creates awareness and spiritual development. Nature has a universal and unify message for all humanity.
Nature is the foundation of existence and serves as inspiration in my artistic expression. Nature is a creative bridge and a universal connector through which we appreciate and view our world and examine our place within it.
I believe we`re spiritual beings with different talents. We all come from the same source and through that source anything is possible, anything can happen. When I paint, I feel very connected to the Universe.”
“I first encountered Mr. Hogstvedt’s work here in Los Angeles in 2009.
His landscapes extend Impressionist practice into new horizons. Saturated with subjective, expressive color, they retain the truth of nature, heightened, and transformed by the artist into a distinct and personal statement. We wish him continued success».
Written by Kevin Z. Anderson, director at Anderson Galleries, Beverly Hills CA
On October 13, 1963 in the small village of Siljan, Norway, Tore Hogstvedt was born. From an early age, he enjoyed his pristine and simple hometown, drawing and painting to pass the time as many other children do. Noticing his abilities, Tore’s teachers encouraged his talent and repeatedly reinforced that some day he could became a famous painter. At age 12, a painter from Porsgrunn began mentoring young Tore. After several years of guidance, Jøntvedt’s death brought Tore’s pass-time to a screaming halt. Frustrated because he was unable to further develop his artistic abilities, he put down his brushes. At 18, Tore considered becoming a priest and began an intensive study of Theology. Never regretting his choice and after 4 years of studying religious truth and the rational inquiry into religious questions, he finished his theological studies and received his first assignments.
That same year in 1986 while on holiday, Tore’s life made a dramatic turn. On the GreekIsland of Aegina outside Athens, he experienced love at first sight. Tore decided to leave the priesthood and married his French love Meriem in 1989 and had two sons. In 1995, Meriem insisted that Tore start painting again. Now energized, he dusted off his brushes and headed outdoors reigniting his passion for nature. He filled their apartment walls with colorful landscapes while Meriem secured his first exhibition. Today, Hogstvedt works daily from the window filled studio in his home and his backyard that provides a 360° sweeping undeveloped picturesque backdrop that Norway is known for. With the support of his wife, Tore Hogstvedt has painted a path for himself with enough light and colour to grab the attention of Scandinavia, Europe, Canada, America, East and South Asia collectors.”