I started my career as an artist living in Beijing in a very open environment of artists under the of instruction of Kathy Hirst. In particular, we did portrait painting and figure drawing (pencil and pastel) and it was a huge pleasure to get the chance to study the beautiful Chinese faces and transfer the personalities to paper and to canvas. Later, I discovered how much pleasure I get from painting the rough weather and living conditions off the West Coast of Denmark, where I go regularly, which is so well reflected in oil as a medium. If you are interested in knowing more, please contact me at birgitte.k.frederiksen@gmail.com.