Aase Birkhaug


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Painter & physical therapist – Aase Birkhaug

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.

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 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 – 2019. Approximately 70 international art exhibitions in 2016 – 2019.

Since march 2016 I have received 70 international art awards and art prizes.

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.

With the organic remedies of the natural world at the heart of her works, Aase Birkhaug specialises
in drawing and painting magnificent roses as the virtuous reticence of nature continuously
provides her with a wealth of creative and spiritual inspiration. The wonderfully skilled rose painter
from Bergen, Norway applies a wide variety of mediums to her canvases ranging from oil,
watercolour, acrylic and tempera and has been exhibiting around the world her breathtaking still life paintings that possess the unequivocal ability to transform any
setting into a surrounding that is saturated with an abundance of tranquility, which has lead to Birkhaug’s acquisition of many
international awards..
Birkhaug has a true affinity with the organic world and invokes through each of her pieces the
belief that roses and their vibrant hues have a healing power that can contribute to our well being
and state of mind. Subtly integrating shades of pink that cascade into blushing reds fill Birkhaug’s
audience with a joyfully calm sense as her delightful compositions emanate a cerebrally engaging
positive aura. Birkhaug’s compositional elements present an academic understanding of nature’s
ornate nuances, reflective of Frederick Judd Waugh and Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s graceful
exploration of flowers. Birkhaug’s art has the intent and intrinsic capability of ameliorating the
spectator, whilst simultaneously radiating the most extreme and captivating beauty; her expressive
creations are so sophisticatedly absolute in their execution that the observer can almost sense the
sweet scent of the flora, which enables them to transcend their surroundings and enter a personal
place in their mind full of serenity.

Aase Birkhaug’s passion for painting flowers conjures similarities to the work of Georgia O’Keeffe
as both artists remarkably succeed in conveying the impeccable detail of each petal in their floral
compositions. Birkhaug attentively examines the flower in every aspect and captures the various
perspectives of the subject by exhibiting the uniqueness of every rose; the characteristics of each of
its petals are fully explored which allows the viewer to wholly appreciate and absorb the individual
delicate components of the blossoming flora. Birkhaug has the unique ability to stimulate the
observer to view the roses that she depicts with a fresh perspective. Indeed, her flawless technique
and exquisite brushwork evoke great emotion in anyone who experiences her extraordinary
creations, as a peaceful wave of energy washes over the spectator as they gaze upon these glorious
It is possible to detect the influence of Vincent Van Gogh in Birkhaug’s works as their floral
paintings share an expressive process in which shapes and forms are soft and full of movement
whilst possessing a vigorous use of colour. Their diaphanous and mild portrayals are pleasing to
they eye and emit a soothing energy to their environment, whilst displaying an erudite synergy with
the Impressionists.
Roses symbolise passion, purity and beauty, all of which are elements that Birkhaug tastefully and
eloquently conveys through her artwork by communicating to the viewer in a language that
transmits universal human emotions. Birkhaug intelligently connects those observing her art
through a mutual sensation that mirrors the romantic connection between man and nature.

Timothy Warrington
International Confederation of Art Critics
Timothy Warrington
International Confederation of Art Critics
Art Museum of Chianciano
280 Viale delle Liberta
53042 Chianciano SI Italy






I have attended art and painting classes during the years from I was 13 years old until this anno 2019


Aquarelle – Tempera – Gouache – Oil – Acrylics and Pastel


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.





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