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Britt Boutros-Ghali is known for her vibrant, colorful and energetic paintings, She is as enigmatic as she is revered and is considered one of the important Norwegian artists of this century. Steeped in the early influences of abstract expressionism, she studied painting and sculpture under Ellen Christensen and Ferdinand Lunde in Oslo in the late 1950’s. Her earliest work debuted in Paris at Galerie de L’ Universite in 1965 at the same time that Niki de Saint Phalle joined her onto the Paris art scene. Britt participated in the Abstract Expressionist movement in Europe in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and is still driven by these early influences.Britt was born in 1937 in Svolvaer, located in the northern most part of Norway but she has spent last 35 years in Egypt.