Martha Liff

Martha Liff

Verdal, Norway

About Martha Liff

I am born 17.03.1938 in Verdal. A small town in the middle of Norway. From my early
childhood I have been interested in colours and patterns, but it was not until 1980 that I could start my
career as an artist, and in 1994 I built my
own atelier in Verdal.
During the following
years I participated in
several competitions
for porcelain painters
in Europe and in the
USA and achieved little
by little international
recognition. In 1996 I
gained the silver medal at the World Exposition for porcelain painters in
Dallas,USA and in 2006 the silver medal at the
World Exposition in Philadelphia,USA. In 1999 i participated in the World Exposition in
Geneva, Switzerland and
obtained appreciation
for my works, that together with the best works of the exposition
were published in a beautiful book:
"La Valse de l'Art"
issued by a Swiss publisher.

My urge to create new things brought me to start painting water-colour and later acrylic. In addition oil paint has become more and more important
in the exercise of my art in the latest years

Nature is my foremost source of inspiration.
I love the mountain, and I find inspiration and joy in the nature.
Colours ravish me, and I paint so to speak from the nature's own palette. I feel a deep
humility looking into
the tiniest mountain flower, and I enjoy the
magnificent sight of majestic mountains far out in the blue.

But in the middle of my
joy I also become worried. Worried - because of our cynical
exploitation of the nature, often without any consideration about
future generations.
Maybe it is time to consider the wise saying of the Indians:
"We should use the earth, not misuse it.

Education

I have more years of studies in painting by acknowledged artists, and I have a great number of separate exhibitions in Norway and Sweden.