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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Coastal culture

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

It´s almost time for a new exhibition! Time i flying, and I am making some new pictures for the summer-exhibition at Bekkjarvik Gallery. It opens June 7th. Here is one of them, simply a warm collage inspired by our coastal culture. Looking at it, it gives me fond memories of favorite summer days by the […]

Skandi Africa

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Skandi Africa is the newest and biggest offshore-vessel in DOF. It´s 33 meters wide and 130 meters long! (Thats´108 feet wide and 426 feet long). It is currently in the Netherlands, where a giant crane and an even bigger tower is being mounted. The crane alone can lift 900 tons! It is huge, this ship! […]

Our life without us – 2

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Yet another freestyle machine-embroidered picture in the series about refugees having to flee from everything: My life without me/Our life without us. This one is placed in the city-scape of Seattle, USA. Ca 20×20 cm. Polyester thread on linen.


Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Congratulations to Eidesvik! Today was the name-giving ceremony of Viking Neptun, Eidesvik´s newest and biggest and most beautiful and modern ship! I was very honored to be selected to help decorate this ship. The architects have done a great job here, I was even invited along to a creative meeting with them and the furniture-supplier […]

The lacy underwear

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

What is this, you say? Lacy underwear? Where? All I can see are two men! Two men? What are they doing here? No, there are more! Many more! Freestyle machine-embroidered faces. Some with beards, some with glasses, some with mustaches, some bald, all men. Why, it´s a bra! From a distance it may look like your […]

Marita´s picture

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

A picture I made for a private customer. She wanted to picture to include hearts, a ship, a storm and a family-photo. The challenging part was the hearts, which we solved together by discussing them as clouds. As always, there are a lot of details lost in this mini-version compared to the big print of […]

Family in the lighthouses goes to Denmark!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Sunday is the opening of my very first international art exhibition! I am shipping the Family-life in the lighthouses to Bovbjerg lighthouse on the west coast of Denmark. Along with some other artworks for a sales-exhibition. I am thrilled, humbled, excited and a little bit scared!

the wall-book-jewelry-picture

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

My first mica-picture. A mixed media piece with leather, metal, paper and seashells, in addition to the mica. Both natural and man-made mica. It´s about 14 x 30 cm.

TAU exhibition

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Today is the opening of my exhibition in the Mill-park at Tau, right outside Stavanger. The exhibition is placed in an old barn, where the cows used to be. Thick stone-walls add to the atmosphere. Despite the age of the building, it´s all newly refurbished and bright and quite lovely. I made space for the […]


Saturday, September 6th, 2014

A fun day filled with painting and making art for the new Eidesvik-ship. It´s not being Christened until November, but arting takes time!And today 15 kids in the Eidesvik-club joined me in making the days brighter for the people who will be working onboard. Most of these kids have parents working onboard on one of […]

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