Trine Kielland was born in Oslo into a creative family full of composers, painters and architects. Art in all its forms has been a large part of Kielland’s life and has had huge impact on her development as an artist.
After setting up her own interior design firm her path eventually led into fine art which, she dedicates herself to from her home in Berlin. Kielland is inspired by organic and geometric patterns found within nature and in the fabric of our manmade world such as the ceilings, walls and floors of our great buildings. Kielland’s interest in natural materials comes from her passion for horticulture and growing vegetables, flowers, herbs and spices, which she cultivates at her summer home in the Norwegian archipelago.
“I truly believe any artist must be true to oneself, one’s instincts and one’s beliefs without the conscious influence of the recent fashions, in order to create their best works.” Trine Kielland
Handknotted in Tibetan wool and inspired by Kielland’s painting Blue Triangle, Deltille is based around a pattern Kielland discovered in the ancient Golden Cave Temple in Sri Lanka whilst travelling. The ceiling of the cave looked as if it had been ornately covered in elaborate rugs and this discovery was the focal point which later led Kielland to transform her painting into a rug.