Katrine Vraa Bilgram
“I have decorated the labels with pictures, where my ideas and thoughts about fruits and berries are led down to a canvas.”
As daughter of the house, Katrine has experienced the whole progress of Nordisk Brænderi, which has been an interesting and exciting process. Katrine has always been creative, and she has always had a big interest in the process. She began early with especially drawing with pencil and paper, and short time after this, she began to paint.
The inspiration is coming from the nature, legends, and stories from her father, which always has been interesting for her.
Since a little child, she has been told a lot of exiting stories, legends, and cock-and-bull stories by her father, who got them from all the adventures, he had been on. Pictures and shows from these adventures has been a major source of inspiration to the paintings – especially in the form of different colours to the paintings.
Furthermore, she is inspired by the nature, which daily has surrounded her, when she lived at her parents at Hødalen.
Same spirit of adventure as the father
Katrine got the same spirit of adventurer as her farther, and she is very curious and interested in the unknown. She got the same desire to experience new cultures as well as experience the world. “Especially the outside world has interested me, and over time I have travelled a lot of exiting places with my family, i.e. the colourful nature of Landmannalaugers interested me very much.
“As 15-year-old I participated in the arctic expedition Polar Passage 2000, with my dad, little brother, and the other participants in the expedition.” They sailed in a speedboat – a POCA 600 from Slettestrand in Northern Jutland, and then they sailed the 2.800 km. across the oceans to Kirkenes in Northern Norway.
The expedition life quickly interested Katrine, and since then she has aspired to come with the expedition again, as she wants to get more experience of this kind.
“I was primary sitting outside on the fuel vessels to get a lot unaccustomed experience at the world, and this was also very enjoyable.”