Impressionist painter Tore Hogstvedt

Phone: +47 90996756

lørdag 1. desember 2012

Working on my new painting: "The Bridge"

 Working on my newest painting, "The Bridge". Oil on linen, 100 x 120cm.
The painting will be available at Galleri Pingvin in Oslo. I`ll post it when it`s 100 % finish.

onsdag 14. november 2012

onsdag 31. oktober 2012

CFM Art Calendar 2013

I received this letter from CFM International, 20th. of June 2012: 

"I represent CFM International, a joint company between Snecma of France, and General Electric Company, USA. CFM is the world's largest producer of jet engines.

Each year, CFM produces a fine art calendar of outstanding quality that includes paintings by artists who were born in our customer countries. A large wall calendar and small desk calendar are produced, and 11,000 copies of each are distributed free of charge to customers around the world.

Several paintings from each of 17 countries are now being considered for calendar year 2013. Selection of the twelve paintings (one each from 12 countries) to be included in the 2013 calendar will be finalized in late June or July.  CFM’s parent companies, France and the United States, appear every year.  I hope that you will want to work with us to feature a Norwegian-born artist in the 2013 calendar.

We have looked at your website and we would like to show a few of your paintings to the committee for consideration.  Paintings must not be political or religious in nature but should show the life and landscape/people of Norway.  Paintings we’re interested in showing are (as suggestions):  “Winter,” “Frozen Trees,” “Passage,” “After Rain, Lake Oyeren,” “View from Bitihorn,” “The Seven Sisters,” and “Lake Myrdammen.”  You may have others similar to these that are representative of Norway that you would like to submit.

If one of the paintings you provide is chosen for 2013, ten copies of the 2013 wall and desk calendars will be sent to the address you direct, once the project is finished in October.  If not chosen, one copy will be sent.

I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

Wanda Parrott for CFM International Calendar Team
Cincinnati, OH U.S.A.

Phone 1-513-772-9288
Fax 1-513-772-9397

Check out the CFM website at"

I was accepted in september. The Art Calendars are already printet!
The CFM Wall Calendar 2013

The CFM Wall Calendar, September - NORWAY
The Table Calendar

 "Lake Myrdammen", Nordby
Pastel on paper, 38 x 46 cm

onsdag 12. september 2012

Award Ceremony and concert organised by the 14th of August Committee in Norway, Oslo Concert Hall

Singer and artist, Hanne Krogh at the Award Ceremony 11/9-12, 
organised by the 14th of August Committee of Norway.
Hanne Krogh (born 24 January 1956 in Haugesund is a Norwegian singer and one half of the duo that won the Eurovision Song Contest 1985.
She recorded her first album in 1970 when she was 14 and has been a fixture in Norwegian popular music since then. In 1971 she won the Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest selection, the Melodi Grand Prix, with the pop-ballad "Lykken er..." ("Happiness Is..."). On this occasion she finished second last, but 14 years later she won the Eurovision Song Contest with Elisabeth Andreasson, whom together formed the duo Bobbysocks!. She also took part for Norway as a part of the quartet Just 4 Fun in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991.
Krogh has released 19 albums, including a compilation, Hanne Krogh: 40 beste in 1994, and many singles.
Krogh with Andreassen performed live in Danish capital Copenhagen for the 50th Eurovision anniversary, the Congratulations show. Another appearance of the duo was when they performed their winning melody at the city hall plaza (Rådhusplassen Image:Oslo rådhus2.jpg) of Oslo during the Eurovision concert in EuroPride 2005. She contributed to the 2011 album Mitt lille land.
Erna Solberg (born 24 February 1961) is a Norwegian politician, and current leader of the Conservative Party of Norway.  She was the Municipal and Regional Minister in Kjell Magne Bondevik's second government, 19 October 2001 until 17 October 2005. In 2005, she was appointed a Commander of the Order of St. Olav.
 Erna Solberg received my Lithograph: "Sun Light"

Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen (born 4 May 1972) is a Pakistani Norwegian movie director.
Rolfsen belongs to the new generation of Norwegian directors who have influenced Norwegian film the last few years. His debut as feature film director came with the action film Izzat in 2005. Rolfsen has earlier made a number of commercials and music videos. He was also co-director of the romantic comedy Import Export.

Kjell Magne Bondevik born 3 September 1947, is a Norwegian Lutheran minister and politician (Christian Democratic Party). He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1997 to 2000, and from 2001 to 2005, making him Norway's longest serving non-Labour Party Prime Minister since World War II. Currently, he is President of the Oslo Centre for Peace and Human Rights.[1]
On 31 October 2006 he published his memoir, called Et liv i spenning (A life of excitement and tension).
 Asia Begum receiving her award from the leader of the committee, Aamir Javed Sheikh.

Aamir Javed Sheikh (born 3 March 1970 in Gujrat, Pakistan) is a Norwegian-Pakistani local politician. Sheikh has been the City Representative for Oslo for the Høyre Party since 1995.
Aamir J. Sheikh came to Norway when he was eight, and grew up in Oslo. Sheikh is married to Afshan Rafiq, who is Norway's first full Stortings representative (for Høyre) from a minority background (Athar Ali and Shahbaz Tariq were both deputy representatives).
Since 2003, Aamir J. Sheikh has been the leader of the 14 August committee to celebrate Pakistan's national day in Norway. As the leader of the 14 August committee, he presented the Bridge Builder of the Year Award to King Harald in 2006 in Oslo.[1]
Sheikh was also the leader of the 17 May committee in Oslo in 2008 (to celebrate Norway's national day). Aamir Javed Sheikh has since been leader of the group Dialogue for peace.
 My speach about how important nature is for our spiritual growth. 

 My lithographs for the award winners.

Kåre Isaachsen Willoch, born 3 October 1928 in Oslo) is a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party. He served as Minister of Trade and Shipping in 1963 and 1965–1970, and as Prime Minister of Norway from 1981 to 1986. Willoch was Chairman of the Conservative Party 1970–1974.[1][2]
He since has held the offices of Governor of Akershus (1989–1998) and Chairman of NRK (1998–2000).
Willoch graduated as an economist (cand. oecon.) from the University of Oslo. He served in the Norwegian Brigade that formed part of the Allied occupation in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, after World War II, and became a dedicated friend of Germany during that time.
He speaks Norwegian, English, German and French, and has published a number of books.
 Born on 27 December, 1985 in Karachi, the singer, Falak Shabir and his family moved to Lahore due to his father’s business. They say, Success does not come to everyone that easily, most of the time you have to earn it and the same case was with Falak. After facing many ups and downs in his life and after all the struggle and hard work one can imagine Falak became what he is now “A Super Star”. Falak`s website.
On stage with Falak :)

lørdag 8. september 2012

Galleri Pingvin 2012

 These catalogs are ready for you to pick up from today in the gallery.



"Great art is not something that comes along every day, unless you visit Galleri Pingvin, that is.

Galleri Pingvin was established in 1985 and originally went by the name Gallery B.A. In September 2003, we moved to Møllergata 13 and changed our name to Galleri Pingvin.

Galleri Pingvin is one of Scandinavia’s largest international galleries. On our three levels you will find well-known and lesser-known artists from many countries - large pictures, small pictures, strong colours, soft colours, figurative pictures, pictures of animals, all at entry level to investment level prices.

We at Galleri Pingvin are here to aid and advise our customers. Whether for pure decoration or investment, or both (our specialties for the last 20 years), we offer expert advice. Stop by anytime for a visit – there is absolutely no sales pressure or push to buy, we simply love talking about our art.

All art in Galleri Pingvin belongs to the artists and is sold on a commission basis. Sold pictures are taken down, meaning the art on offer is renewed weekly".

Opening hours: Mon - Fri. 11-17, Sat. 11-16.
Tlf:  22 42 12 22 .
Fax: 22 42 12 23.
Post: Postboks 8837 Youngstorget, 0028 Oslo
Address: Møllergata 13 (Between Stortorget and Youngstorget).

Welcome to Galleri Pingvin, Møllergata 13, Oslo. You`ll find 7 of my paintings in this groupshow.
The Grand Opening: 15th. of September, 12:pm.
"Sunset", 60 x 80 cm, SOLD
 "Summer Breeze" pictured in Aftenposten, 24th of sept
 The actor Jarl Goli and his wife Monika and their sweet daughter Aida.

 "Winter Sun", 50 x 72 cm SOLD

"Siljan River", 41 x 33 cm

søndag 2. september 2012

Siljan River

I`ve been quite busy lately. I promise to be here more often. Here I`m working on a new river landscape painting. My favorite river, Siljan River. I`ve a special relationship to my hometown Siljan in Telemark. I`ll for the future make many paintings from this beautiful river.

2nd. of September -12

"Siljan River"
Oil on linen, 70 x 90 cm

tirsdag 12. juni 2012

My latest works this week

 Siljan River is among my favorite rivers. I grew up in these surroundings. I guess I never finish making paintings from Siljan. My childhood village. 
This old "rain type forest" is very close to Trollfoss, a huge waterfall I`ve been painting before.  Trollfoss

mandag 28. mai 2012

On my Easel 28/5-12

Today I`m in the process on a new norwegian Forest. It`s in a deep Forest in Svarstad, Lardal - Norway.

I feel very connected to this kind of nature. It`s very uplifting and motivating to continue with this painting.

søndag 29. april 2012

Velcome to Galleri Pingvin

 See my artworks at Galleri Pingvin
Opening hours:
  Tuesday to Friday 11am-17pm 
 Saturday 11am-16pm
Sunday 12am-16pm
Phone: +4722421222
Street adress: Møllergata 13, OSLO


lørdag 31. mars 2012

Spring collection at FineArt in Oslo

                                Wish you all welcome you the Spring Exhibition at FineArt in Oslo

                     It`s spring, and I`m very inspired. Here is 2 of my spring paintings at FineArt.