I can`t understand why not all people speak Norwegian. That is so simple for me. When I was 3 years old I spoke Norwegian fluently. I had no teacher nor books. My mother did not sit with me and tell how to pronounce the words. It came to me the natural
way. But when I shall speak English I have to go to school. I need a teacher and books. And still I cannot speak it properly. Excuse my bad English. I was born on a farm in Varhaug in Rogaland in 1938. 45 kilometres south of Stavanger. I have allways been
interested in art. But I have no education in art, and I am totally selfmade or autodidakt. From I was 20 I have been evangelist in Norwegian Lutheran Mission. Let me say it in this way: If you take the art
away from me, you take very much. But if you take Jesus Christ away from me,-you do`nt take very much. -You take it all.
About Norwegian Lutheran Mission:- (NLM) is an independent, Evangelical, Lutheran organisation, committed to the
inerrancy of the Bible as the Word of God.
NLM was founded in 1891 with the purpose of sending missionaries to China. Presently NLM is one of the largest mission organisations in Europe.
NLM is working under the motto The World for Christ. Our
vision is to proclaim the message of the Bible to people abroad, and in Norway. Our aim is to empower people to a legitimate service in the Kingdom of God.
Anyway,I am evangelist and painter. Like St.Paul. With words from the gospel he painted Jesus
Christ as crucified.Gal.3:1
” Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.
Odd Dubland was born in 1938 on a farm in Jaeren,on the southwest coast of Norway.
From his early childhood, Odd
has had a great interest in art. Formal education in this field was not available, so he has developed his painting skills by practice and self-study.
He built his first studio at his homestead in Dirdal first in 1981. In 1995 he built a new larger studio
and now has both an art gallery and painting studio at the homestead.
Although Odd Dubland has created a few expressionistic works, he is true to naturalism. He is well known as a seascape and landscape painter. He feels that there will always be a
place for the classic approach, both in painting and in music. He has also produced a large number of gospel music CD`s through the years.
Odd has had numerous one-man art shows. The exhibitions have been very well attended and most paintings were sold
Odd is the author of two books “Mellom Palett og preikestol” and “På eigne vegar”, in the last one there are about 140 photos of his paintings. In 2008 he contributed about 60 paintings to the book “Himmeltonar”
by the nationally known author and poet Haldis Reigstad.
Odd Dubland has also been teaching art classes for many years. He has also been a minister in the Norwegian Lutheran Mission all his adult life. Around 1994 Odd Dubland started the “Kristne
Kunstneres forening” which annually arranges a 5-day event for artists. This year there are 90 participants registered to attend the art classes and gathering.
You can find out more about this colorful man at his website
His address is:
Try this: Odd Dubland and his daughter Oddrun Helen sing.