Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Make more waves

Friday, April 11th, 2014

A commissioned picture finally ready for it´s new family!

Familylife in the lighthouses

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Today is the grand opening of my exhibition: Family-life in the lighthouses. The touring exhibition started in Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway´s most southern tip of land. (I checked today: there´s a 225 degrees horizon up by the lighthouse!) Since my first visit here two years ago, I´ve been working with these pictures, researching, reading, and the […]

Viking Athene

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Viking Athene is an Eidesvik ship, Christened in 2006. I hand´t any photos from this ship until the Chief Officer sent me some today. I rarely use pastels in my color-scheme, but made an exception here. All these pictures are made in a combination of printed photos, texturizing, overpainting, silk-painting, whitewashing, handwritten text and printed text. […]


Monday, March 10th, 2014

“Familylife on the lighthouses (along the Norwegian cost)” is the title of my upcoming exhibition. Unlike my previous exhibitions, this will be traveling from place to place, and the pictures aren´t for sale. It´s being supported by The Norwegian Arts Council. There s still much to do to get everything ready for the opening in […]

Optiship reception

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Optiship is a new shipping company, only 3 year old, but strong and growing! Their ships all have a very characteristic color of purple, which I think is just absolutely lovely! I made this picture of one of their ships, a converted, old ferry, and it now decorates the reception in their office. The ships […]

Grand opening

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Congratulations to Eidesvik and Bømmelfjord! Today is the grand opening of their new office-building.  I´ve already shared some of the pictures, here are some photos from the opening itself. The reception-desk I designed, and a new picture I made on the wall to go with it. And the big picture in the conference-room in Bømmelfjord, […]


Monday, December 30th, 2013

Bømmelfjord is a shipping company, who just moved into a new location, in the same building as Eidesvik. Their new offices were white and light and maybe a bit dull. They asked me to make some art for the common areas. The art should reflect the company, both past and future, and what they are […]


Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

I´ve got an art-grant!  I´m amazed! It´s the first time ever! I´ve applied for it, twice, but didn´t dare believe it would make it. But here we are. The Norwegian Arts Council has granted me some funding for my exhibition  ”Family-life in the light-houses along the coast”  (Which is a long title, but at least […]


Monday, November 25th, 2013

A commissioned piece I made for the owner of the old teahouse. Incorporating his great grandfathers old rowing-boat, old flags and scribbles made on the walls inside, among other things.

Slaatteroy light-tower

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

“Slåtterøy light-tower/The algae are coming!”, 40×50 cm The light-tower at Slåtterøy has got a new owner! When I look at this picture I always think of the naked rock faces. How warm they can be in the sun, how good they are for climbing, how they smell of salt ocean. (sigh)

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