As I have said many times; I cannot draw. Hopefully my followers like my expressions through colours
My paintings are therefor not a precise "copy" of how the Jugend city Ålesund looks like, but how I remember or like to remember some of the areas in my birth town
One of my favourite motives in Ålesund is the area along "Moloveien" with the houses not involved in the great city fire in 1904 and the landmark "Moljå" lighthouse . This painting above is a winter image.
The same view in these two paintings at late evening without snow and the "Aspøy school" together with old sea houses along the shore.
Between Molja and the southern seaside the well known "Brosundet" separate Aspøy and Nørvøy; the two original city islands where Ålesund was established. The Sea Houses and the city mountain Aksla are painted on this image,
The same area prolonged to south west and "Naftadjupet" is expressed through this Summer image.
The old sea houses at Aspøya are today free from fish production and changed into hotels, restaurants and modern homes.
On the other shore (south) and further west in the "cannel" towards the great "Hellebroa" (bridge between the islands) I try to express my experience of the landscape along the quays.
The same area expressed in a different style show the great shopping house "Rønnebergbua" before the street development along the seashore.
Rønnebergbua seen from east to west and the central square "St Olavs Plass" (Sankten) is also one of my favourite motives.
From Sankten the Løvenvold street goes uphill towards the old Løvenvold cinema
Ålesund is one of Norways most beautiful cities and especially when the sun is shining and the sky is blue. However the annual rain volume is 977 mm so the painting above could be seen as the typical Ålesund image.
This end my blog presentation of Norwegian city images.