In 1997, artist/writer Eva Schmutterer left her hometown of Nuremberg (Germany) to start a new life in a small fishing village called Kamøyvær with her husband and their adopted stray cat. While the transition to life in such a remote part of the world was initially challenging, she now feels quite at home.
Eva clearly draws inspiration from the extreme seasonal changes experienced on her island home, the rugged beauty of the surrounding arctic landscape, the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights, all of which are recurring themes in her work. Some find it difficult to believe that her original pieces are actually paper collages made from old magazines, tourist brochures and calendars. Her appreciation for her medium of choice – paper – and its versatility began to develop at an early age when as a child she often watched her grandmother make homemade cards.
Eva currently has two gallery locations, both of which feature her artwork, books and handicrafts:
The Gallery ”West of the Moon” in Honningsvåg is located just a minute away from the harbour and Scandic Honningsvåg. Its convenient location makes it ideal for visitors with a busy sightseeing schedule. This gallery not only features Eva’s work, but also the work of other local artists.
The Gallery ”East of the Sun” is just 2km off the main road to the North Cape in the picturesque fishing village of Kamøyvær. The idyllic setting and opportunity to meet the artist make the detour well worthwhile. A visit can easily be combined with a trip to the North Cape.