Paintings by Verena Waddell


Verena Waddell was born and raised in Sandefjord but took her art education at Emily Carr University and Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. Verena is represented in countless private and public collections and makes live painting  performances on a small and large scale.
Recognisably figurative expressions with her signature line, combine a direct and energetic approach and detailed execution, through many layers and colours. Verenas approach where she starts on blank, large formats directly in front of the audience, is one of the ways she opens up for
surprising experiences in her pictures.
Verena Waddell has some signature symbols, typically made with ink, which can be seen in the collection presented here.

Illustrations by Cindy van Schendel (Norway)


After high school, I studied dance, and after graduating in 1993 I worked as an educator, performer, and choreographer.  

In 2007, I moved from the Netherlands to Norway. Besides working with dance, I started writing stories and some years later, I also started to experiment with paper, pencil, paint, scissors, glue, and Photoshop.  I love texture and experimenting with different media. I got some client work, took several courses, and enjoyed this totally new thing that became a passion. 

Now, I make collages and mixed-media illustrations and draw faces almost every day. I also work in the art school in our village where I create space for children and adults to play and develop their creativity and artistic skills. 

I love to share my passion for telling little stories with colors, shapes, lines, and composition.   

Besides making illustrations and collages, I love hiking, the pastel colors when life plunges far below zero, the wild river when the snow melts, and endless views of nowhere land.

Music by Erwin Deleux (Belgium)

Pianist - Composer

Erwin Deleux studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and at the Lemmens Institute in Leuven (Belgium). As a student of Alan Weiss, he obtained a Master's degree in Piano and Chamber Music. Deleux has won prizes at various international competitions, including Cantabile, the European Piano Teachers Association Competition, the International Price Durlet and the Stefaan De Jonghe competition.

Erwin Deleux works at the Conservatorium Maastricht as a rehearsal pianist, exam chair, subject group representative and chairman of the Academic Council.

Erwin's great passion is chamber music. He regularly accompanies born musicians like Philippe Benoit, Marc Tooten and Raf De Keninck. ‘The Fiddler and the Diva’ (Hans Van Kerckhoven and An Lauwereins) will go on tour for many years.

The CD recordings he made with the Emanon ensemble did not go unnoticed by the specialist press. He created the piano concerto ‘Admiration in innocence’ by composer Frank Nuyts and recorded it with the Vlaams Sinfonietta.

Designed by Kim Thienpont (Belgium)

Mandala dotting technique on stones