Kjomme (Haldis Marie Kjomme Lid) is a Norwegian visual artist who grew up on the Kjomme farm in the small village Rollag in Norway.
After years of working in the financial and corporate sector, she revitalized her passion for art and resumed painting in the beginning of 2017. Despite being a new artist, Kjomme has already participated in more international exhibitions and her work is collected among art enthusiasts in several countries.
Kjomme has always travelled a lot and works internationally. Her international spirit can be seen in her work which often focus on relations, collaboration and tolerance among humans - as individuals and as Nations. Some of her paintings shows persons which are placed close to one another, still sometimes, they do not really see each other. Loneliness and ignorance even when in the presence of others. Kjomme tends to transmit that this ignorance also can be seen in a global perspective if humans tend to group themselves in sovereign nations, races, religions etc. without considering others. She paints about the fragility of human relations and suggests that more collaboration can help us improve some of the challenges of our time. (For instance international laws expanding warranty time could help our environment, avoiding so much pollution of producing products that intentionally get destroyed just to be produced over and over again).
Kjomme mainly paints with acrylics on canvas, but is exploring different techniques and styles in order to develop her own expression. In addition to acrylic paint, she experiences with several mediums like sand, stencils, digital art, tempera and plaster - anything that can give her painting a unique expression.
Kjomme's paintings might not be so easily categorized and are varied and experimental - they are often a mix between fiction and reality. However they are often inspired by expressionism and existentialism - with emphasis on freedom, responsibility and freedom of choice. Not getting lost in insignificant matters in life and enhance serenity within ourselves and with others.