katherine, the silhouette artist
Katherine Scrivens of English and Anglo-Indian heritage was born in 1964 Bristol, England to David William Scrivens and Pamela Angelina Todd.
Whilst visiting Paris during the Summer of 1983 Katherine, inspired by the glorious paintings at the Louvre decided to pursue her childhood passion of painting to become a professional artist.
Deciding not to study at any academy Katherine wanted to make her own path and discoveries.
Inspired by the Danish lifestyle and nature Katherine moved to Denmark in 1984. Katherine works and resides on the island, Als in Denmark where she has her own Gallery.
Katherine’s elegant Silhouettes are inspired by early cave paintings and Scandinavian minimalism. In 2022 an exhibition of her minimalistic Silhouettes was held at the prestigious Illums Bolighus – in Copenhagen.
Her Silhouettes are often featured as book covers for Saqi Books – a leading independent publisher of trade and academic books on the Middle East and North Africa
Katherine is married to popular Danish Artist & Entertainer, Thomas Eje.
Leonard Lauder, son of Joseph and Estée Lauder, Chairman Emeritus , Estée Lauder Companies and Art Collecter with a Katherine Scrivens Silhouette in his NY apartment.
Katherine, the PORTRAIT artist
Aside from her Silhouette paintings Katherine enjoys the discipline of portrait painting. She debuted with a series of 20 portraits of famous Danes at Gallery Eje in 2009-2011. The exhibition was a success and launched her career as a serious portrait painter.
Katherine in her studio working on a portrait in oil on the Danish island of Als with her husband Thomas Eje standing by.
The White Queen Portrait
Katherine with her portrait of HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
The portrait was commissioned by the town of Gråsten.
Katherine presented it to Her Majesty at the Queen’s Summer residence, Gråsten Palace on 31.07.2019
“Beautiful portrait of HM Queen Margrethe II”
Paul Burrell, Former Butler to HM Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales
The Pregnancy Portrait
Katherine’s portrait of the HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark pregnant with her first child.
The portrait was included in the censured exhibition:
‘From The Danish Lofts & Cellars’
Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen 2016/17.
“Delicate Silhouettes featured in her paintings” Lars Lykke Rasmussen, Former Prime Minister of Denmark 2015 –2019 Foreign Minister 2022 –
“Beautiful portrait of HM Queen Margrethe II” Paul Burrell, Former Butler to HM Queen Elizabeth II and Diana, Princess of Wales
“Katherine’s paintings give the soul, hope and peace” Victor Rivers, Actor Blood in Blood Out, Zorro and US Spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence
“I love Katherine’s paintings!” Peter Schmeichel, Manchester United Goalkeeper, Broadcaster, Motivational speaker, Global Ambassador for Carlsberg
“Katherine’s paintings move me every time I see them…” Carmen Rizzo , Two-time Grammy nominee
“Artist who paints with her heart and soul” Maria Aristidou, Fashion Designer