Foto: Yngve Olsen Sæbbe

Kari Rindahl Endresen has worked with watercolors for almost 20 years. The recent years as a full time artist from her studio in Tromsø. She has also worked with lithographs in Oslo and Kristiansand.

Endresen was born and raised in Tromsø, but her roots go deep into the Nordland coast. This is also a region for gathering inspiration. Kari loves to play around with contrast, and through the years she has developed a distinctive and rugged watercolor technique. The northern norwegian landscape recur in her motives, and these strong contrasts and surprising shifts characterize both the color schemes, lighting and mood of her art.

Kari was born in Tromsø in 1968. She has been painting with watercolors since 1994, and has been a full time artist since 2008. She is autodidact.


  • Art history, Art in Norway, University of Bergen
  • Bachelor in journalism
  • Photopolymer with Silvia Martinez


  • Watercolor
  • Collagraphy
  • Lithography
  • Mentoring by Dagfinn Bakke and Anders Fredriksen (Norway)

A selection of exhibitions

  • Galleri Arctandria, Oslo
  • Agora Gallery, New York
  • Galleri Henrik Gerner, Moss
  • Krane Galleri, Tromsø
  • Galleri My, Narvik
  • Operautstiller, Nordfjordeid
  • Ålesund Kunstforening
  • Paletten Galleri, Harstad
  • Galleri SG, Trondheim
  • Oslofjorden Kunstsenter, Drøbak
  • Petter Dass-museet, Alstahaug
  • Haugalandsutstillingen, Haugesund
  • Rana Kunstforening
  • Galleri 28, Kristiansand
  • Dagfinn Bakke, Svolvær

Other projects and assignments

  • “Det fineste i livet”, art book, 2016
  • Represented in the private art collection of HM Queen Sonja of Norway
  • “Langs leia” art book, 2014
  • Decoration of hotel room, Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, 2013
  • Wine bottle art, Finnmarksløpet rødvin, 2012
  • “Begonia og kjærtegn” art book, 2012
  • “Lev vel” art book, 2010
  • Decoration of fishermans cabin, Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, 2010
  • Decoration of Brystdiagnostisk senter at the University hospital of North Norway, 2009
  • Wine bottle art for Grand Nordic Hotel, Tromsø and their wine series “Fondateur”, 2009-2011
  • Art calendar production with Trine Høylo and the ”Kalenderjentene”, 2009
  • Illustrations for “Torskelandsbyen”, Gisundhavn at Senja, 2008
  • “Fra mor og datter”, art and poetry book, published with daughter Maria (11), 2006

Art purchased by

Both private and public enterprises, such as Nord-Troms district court, Polar Seafood, Peab Bjørn Bygg, Tromsø Municipality, NRK Troms and Finnmark, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Helse Nord, The County Governor of Troms, and is is featured in Her Majesty Queen Sonja’s private art collection.