Rosemaling Workshop with Irene Lamont

March 23-25, 2012 at the Ager House

The rosemalers who meet regularly to paint at the Ager House are excited about having Irene Lamont, Vesterheim Gold Medalist, coming on March 23-25, 2012, to teach the Rømsdal style of rosemaling after the style of Gunnar Bo. The group is fortunate to have had many Gold Medalist teachers of various styles. Norway, being a country of mountains and valleys, developed different styles of rosemaling because the semiisolated painters in one valley region developed a style often quite different from another. An example is how the patterns of Rogaland (along the western seacoast) are symmetrical as opposed to the freer style of Telemark with its “C’s” and “S’s” embodied in the design. On your next visit to the Ager House, note the different styles of rosemaling on exhibit throughout the house.