Morten E. Solberg
Morten E. Solberg is an artist’s artist. He is versatile in all mediums.
He paints in oil, acrylic and watercolor and his techniques range from photo-realism to total abstraction.
Years of pursuing his craft via design studios and commercial art brought Mort to the West.
Mort attended The Cleveland Institute Of Art studying painting and design.
He shed his commercial ties and concentrated on fine art and has been painting full time since 1970.
After moving to Southern California’s Orange County in 1968, he firmly established himself in the art world with memberships in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Society of Animal Artists, Wildlife Artists of the World, Knickerbocker Artists and the Society of Master Impressionists, as a lifetime Master member.
Mort’s interests are many and varied and they are often reflected in his art.
American Indian history and culture hold a special allure for Mort, perhaps because his great grandmother was Native American. Norwegian whalers and explorers are among his ancestors.
Wildlife, romantic women with parasols, flowers, fisherman, cowboys and nature have provided him with endless colors and shapes with which to design.
His paintings have graced the covers of numerous magazines, and he has been featured in American Artist, Wildlife Art News, Art West, Watercolor, Sports Afield, Sporting Classic, Southwest Art and Orange County Illustrated. His work is represented in many collections including the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art, National Academy of Design, The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum Of Art, The Dunnegan Museum Of Art, The National World Museum Of Environmental Art, American Artist Magazine, Wildlife Art Magazine, National Parks Academy For The Arts and many private and public collections.