Mona Stenseth erlandsen

painter & fine artist

ornamental surrealism

Norwegian paintress Mona Stenseth Erlandsen melds tradition with fantasy to create a captivating folk art fusion of the ornamental and the surreal. A recurrent motif in her artistry is the presence of birds, symbolic for human behavior and emblematic of mankind's desire for exploration and the quest to unravel the meaning of personal freedom. Her paintings are created with great curiosity for identity and heritage. She interweaves elements of symbolism, fairytales and aesthetics drawn from different eras within the history of art. The result is her signature style, where her maximalist oil paintings transport viewers to ethereal dreamscapes.


Through the gallery of Villa Frednes based in Porsgrunn, Norway, we also offer a small range of limited edition fine art prints. 

what's new, 2023?

the artist's home, studio & gallery

Please get in touch if you'd like to make a personal appointment at Villa Frednes in Porsgrunn, Telemark (Norway)