Gallery and more at our Home

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Our home Harbaeks Courtyard (Harbæksgaard) has undergone exciting major renovations these past 6 months. Ever since we purchased it in 2008 in the the beautiful countryside of Skovby situated on the south Jutland island of Als in Denmark , we always dreamed we would one day be able to convert our barns into a large gallery space. This has been accomplished slowly over the past 10 years. Now we have 700 square meters of gallery. And an exciting addition is our little concert hall and cosy bar. This means we can now host various events.

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The Little Concert House

We proudly open our doors to showcase our new gallery rooms tomorrow at 2pm-6pm. And again this coming weekend Saturday and Sunday 12pm-4pm. So come on by if you can.

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Our first two opening concerts with my husband, Thomas Eje performing have already occurred, the 3rd one will be on the 4th of August. Contact us for tickets: 2142 0006

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Exciting days ahead for us as we embark on this new adventure.

Katherine x

Beauty in art

Beauty in art isn’t dead. it’s just being ignored very loudly

You can’t really sensationalize beautiful art nowadays. Art has to provoke it seems. This is keeping up with times (or the Kardashians). There is an increasing coarseness in our celebrity-worship twitter, instagram, fb and snap chat society that only thrives on scandal and ugliness. Unfortunate, I guess. But then, the purest things in life often get bypassed by the loudest voices.

The walk

A royal portrait

Several years ago I painted this portrait of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. She later saw the painting and liked it, it now hangs in her private quarters in Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen.

The finished portrait
The finished portrait
Painting Princess Mary of Denmark portrait
Here I am in my studio working on the painting.
Princess Mary’s relaxed demeanor and obvious joy of pregnancy touched me. It inspired  me to paint her portrait from this photograph.
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Amalienborg Palace, Copenhagen.

See my other portraits

Shakespeare Insult Kit – for all the writers out there

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist.

William Shakespeare was a true master of the English language. For the ultimate  Shakespearean insult use the list below …

 Combine one word from each of the three columns below, 
prefaced with "Thou":

        Column 1            Column 2                Column 3

        artless             base-court              apple-john
        bawdy               bat-fowling             baggage
        beslubbering        beef-witted             barnacle
        bootless            beetle-headed           bladder
        churlish            boil-brained            boar-pig
        cockered            clapper-clawed          bugbear
        clouted             clay-brained            bum-bailey
        craven              common-kissing          canker-blossom
        currish             crook-pated             clack-dish
        dankish             dismal-dreaming         clotpole
        dissembling         dizzy-eyed              coxcomb
        droning             doghearted              codpiece
        errant              dread-bolted            death-token
        fawning             earth-vexing            dewberry
        fobbing             elf-skinned             flap-dragon
        froward             fat-kidneyed            flax-wench
        frothy              fen-sucked              flirt-gill
        gleeking            flap-mouthed            foot-licker
        goatish             fly-bitten              fustilarian
        gorbellied          folly-fallen            giglet
        impertinent         fool-born               gudgeon
        infectious          full-gorged             haggard
        jarring             guts-griping            harpy
        loggerheaded        half-faced              hedge-pig
        lumpish             hasty-witted            horn-beast
        mammering           hedge-born              hugger-mugger
        mangled             hell-hated              joithead
        mewling             idle-headed             lewdster
        paunchy             ill-breeding            lout
        pribbling           ill-nurtured            maggot-pie
        puking              knotty-pated            malt-worm
        puny                milk-livered            mammet
        qualling            motley-minded           measle
        rank                onion-eyed              minnow
        reeky               plume-plucked           miscreant
        roguish             pottle-deep             moldwarp
        ruttish             pox-marked              mumble-news
        saucy               reeling-ripe            nut-hook
        spleeny             rough-hewn              pigeon-egg
        spongy              rude-growing            pignut
        surly               rump-fed                puttock
        tottering           shard-borne             pumpion
        unmuzzled           sheep-biting            ratsbane
        vain                spur-galled             scut
        venomed             swag-bellied            skainsmate
        villainous          tardy-gaited            strumpet
        warped              tickle-brained          varlot
        wayward             toad-spotted            vassal
        weedy               unchin-snouted          whey-face
        yeasty              weather-bitten          wagtail