​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.”

Betina Marker

Betina Marker finds a lot of her inspiration at the beach of the northern coast of Jutland. Here it is specially the colourful shells, rocks, and ocean that interest Betina. Here you find some of most beautiful play of colours – Betina says.

“A trip to the beach a warm summer day, is like a trip into the soul of the nature…” Abstract art.

She is working with abstract paintings, and in several of her paintings, you can find patterns and texts, which can be construed in many ways.

The paintings are made with acryl paint, which is combined with a number of different techniques and materials. Layer by layer the painting is build up, so that the depth and the right expression are made.

- It is important that every painting has its own expression, harmony, and spirit.

discover hidden scenes

Only the fantasy sets a limit for what materials can be used, like the fantasy also finds the motive in the painting.

Betina (1972) is born and raised in Hedensted but lives now in Bredballe. Here, she spends many hours in her own atelier.

You can reach Betina on tel. 20 97 52 25 

Betina and the poca boats

Besides working as an artist, Betina is also the daughter of the company POCA Glasfiber ApS, which has sponsored the POCA boats that Anders used for his expeditions.

In the period from 1993 to 1995 they used a POCA 500, and from 1999 to 2008 they used the bigger POCA 600 – as you also can see on their website, where you can read the exiting history about the expedition.

Right now POCA is working with a generational handover, where Betina and her husband instead of the founder P.E. Petersen will manage the company. P.E. Petersen is Betina’s father.

Since birth sailing has driven Betina. She enjoys the life on the great ocean, where she finds experiences in the everyday life.

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