Who are you?
I’m Nipper Sorensen, a native Dane (that means I’m from Denmark...not Holland), who lives in Santa Monica, California. I have an entrepreneurial background (thanks, dad!), but have also been creating since I could hold a crayon. In fact, I was the in-house birthday card maker for my family until I went to college.
What do you do?
Well, I do several things. I paint and draw using various mediums, including acrylics, oil pastels and watercolor pencils. The common thread in my work is a mosaic style. I love art where I can use my imagination and see something new all the time and I love to create pieces that have that quality.
I also design products that use my art, such as art prints, postcards, bags and journals. It took me a long time to find a company that makes high quality products and are ethical, but I believe I found them! For instance, a YKK zipper was a must for me, because bad zippers are the worst.
I also have a life coaching practice where I support my clients connecting with their gut feeling and support them in using that to uncover their greatest desires and dreams. I use art in my coaching practice and I use what I learn from my coaching practice in my art.
Why do you do it?
Ultimately: Compassion. I’m known for using compassion as the key to making positive change and it starts with ourselves. Painting makes me feel the very best and like I am tapping into energy that is bigger than me. And when I’m in that space I’m much better equipped to spreading the good stuff to everyone I encounter in my life.
Where do you do it?
I live and work in Santa Monica, and have asked Santa for a studio space in Denmark. Now I just have to be good for a full year...