My name is Kim Goksøyr Strande. A Norwegian man born in the coastal region Sunnmøre.

In an attempt to find a hobby to spend time on, I started painting in the summer of 2015. I was instantly hooked.

Growing up in Ålesund, the Norwegian nature has always fascinated me. It’s rough features gives a powerful sense of connection, which I want to depict through my artwork.

I hope it gives you a breath of fresh air.

46 thoughts on “About

  1. Love your pieces. Thank you for checking out my blog! When I first saw the name of the website, I wondered if maybe you lived close to me,as there is a Lake Placid just a couple hours away. Thank you for sharing the meaning of the word placid. 😊

    1. It was my pleasure 🙂 And thank you for the kind words! I’ve seen (from photos) and read about Lake Placid, and it sounds like just the place for a nice painting session. It must be pretty calmful place 🙂

  2. Hello, Kim. I enjoyed reading your story and am enjoying following your blog. You were born with a gift of drawing and painting and it was screaming to get out and show the world. Whatever opened that door, I’m glad it did. Never put down your pens and brushes! 😉❤

    1. Thank you so much, Sandi ☺ And thank you for tagging along! I have no plan of putting them down, and have great fun each and every time I use them. All the positive feedback is of course a huge boost as well ☺

  3. Hi Kim, I have just found your website and blog and look forward to sharing your journey with you. What a fantastic idea to document your progress. Your paintings are beautiful 🙂

    1. Hi, Lotte! Thank you so much for tagging along, and for your kind words 🙂 Documenting my journey demands some courage from me, since I’m far from pleased with all my paintings. Nonetheless, I want to give an honest view of both progress and regress as I go. I’m looking forward to following you as well 🙂

  4. Imponert, Kim!😃 Du er utrolig dyktig! Er noen av kunstverkene dine til salgs?☺️ Jeg er helt stum av beundring.

    1. Takk skal du ha! Det var jo veldig hyggelige ord å få. Blir alltid litt forlegen når kjentfolk er inne og kikker 🙂 Er litt som er til salgs, ja. Noen er gitt bort allerede, ett er solgt, noen få klarer jeg ikke la gå og veldig mye av det mindre profilerte er fritt frem om noen vil ha det.
      Har ni stykker jeg offisielt la ut for salg i januar ( https://www.etsy.com/no-en/shop/PlacidPaintingStore ). Ellers er det litt her og der som står ledig. Om du er interessert i noe kan jo prisen gå litt ned for venner 🙂 Men først og fremst er det jo veldig gøy å høre at du liker noe av det 🙂

  5. Hi Kim, just saw a post from you in Doodlewash and discovered your blog. So brave to document your journey! I only started posting my drawings & paintings since joining Doodlewash and often feel reluctant to put on rubbishy ones. But I think it is good to share, especially with other artistic people. I feel as though I learn with everything I do.

    1. I’m so glad you found it interesting! 🙂 I do very much dislike posting work I’m not pleased with online, but I’ve decided that I want to show my real progress to those who visit my site. I know how lost I felt at first, doing one bad painting after another while watching all the fantastic stuff other people managed to make. I think I may actually have learned even more from my unsuccessful work than from those I consider successful though. Simply because it’s so frustrating that I never want to make the same mistakes again 🙂 I think it’s great that you’ve started posting your work. It sure can feel both scary and vulnerable, being afraid to basically get laughed at. However I still get overwhelmed by all the support and positivity I’ve met in the different communities. We all start at the same place, I guess 🙂

    1. I’m so glad to hear that! It’s definitely the best way to zone out of the regular world, and into something fantastic! 🙂 Hope to see much of your work in 2019 as well! 🙂

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