Stephanie Donsø

Is a Danish freelance artist, illustrator and maker living

in Denmark

I believe in the personal and the strength of authenticity when seeking to create and express. To be true to this I work and explore in a variety of mediums and expressional directions. A bit like a musician who composes music with different bands.  - I guess I just like to play in different bands!
I show on this webpage selected work, most made in my pseudo-alike name Det Gyldne Blad which in the last few years has been my main focus.

Through the years I have exhibited within Denmark and abroad in countries like England, Holland and France, at galleries and exhibition houses and juried exhibitions. I have curated several group exhibitions, some in cooperation with other artists or art historians. 

Why did I start Det Gyldne Blad? From time to time I found that my ideas were overlapping several media. I was sometimes confused, thinking some were more right than other. And it made me unhappy suppressing ideas. So I thought of these musicians, who jump into many different projects, many experimenting music albums and I thought - that is no different than me! So, I started Det Gyldne Blad  - a kind of pseudo alike name for doing other art stuff than I was doing at the time and to work more directly with illustration and making. The way I see Det Gyldne Blad  is that its an art project in it self, a whole, an experience - a little world, and much more

is to come.


Beside my art practice I also done a degree in Psychomotricien Therapy. Together with my art it connects with my interest in the human emotional life, our relations and the acknowledge of each other not to mention our possibilities for development. 

For weekly updates visit my Det Gyldne Blad profile on instagram@det_gyldne_blad

as well as updates now and then on


..So what does Det Gyldne Blad mean? It means more or less 'The Golden Leaf'. Nevertheless the Danish saying refer more directly to the orange-golden color of an autumn leaf.

It's beauty, decay and melancholy in one.

For any type of inquiries feel, suggestions, cooperation etc.
feel free to contact me

Stephanie Donsø
Soldraget 21
3460 Birkerød

Member of:
Danish Visuel Artists/Billedkunstnernes Forbund
Danish Authors Society & Illustrators/ Dansk Forfatterforening & Illustratorgruppen



Straarup & Co (book publisher company)

Turbine (book publisher company) (Childrens ebook app)

Birkerød Torvedage



Damhuset, Lyngby Hovedgade 1, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Kunsthåndværk, Brostræde 1B, 3000 Helsingør

ROBA shop, Frederikssundsvej 29, Copenhagen NV

Potteriet v. Rikke Fjalland, Kollerødvej 27, 3450 Allerød

Grønne Hjem, Jægersborggade, 2820 Gentofte

Little Fashion, Jernbanegade 26, 3480 Fredensborg

Birkerød Kaffe & The, Hovedgaden 31, 3460 Birkerød
Kapau, Gothersgade 105, 1123 Copenhagen

NO-16, Jernbanegade 16, 3480 Fredensborg

Ziga, Adelgade 51, 8400 Ebeltoft

Earlier cooperations (Det Gyldne Blad):

Fruens Vilje

Rutiner & Ritualer
H.U.G. Bageri (tidligere Det Glutenfri Bageatelier)



Happenings and cv

Det Gyldne Blad: 


Winter 2019-20: I have received a working scholarship  by Danish Authors Society & Illustrators.


Upcomming 2020:


I'll be exhibiting as 'Artist of the month' at Kapau Shop in Copenhagen in the Spring. No exact dates yet, but it'll be around May.


Illustrations for a light reading childrens book by Autor Kirsten Ahlburg in cooperation with Turbine Publishing Company.

Illustrations 2019-2020:

Illustrations for three light reading childrens books about the boy Bent by author Marie Duedahl in cooperation with Straarup & Co.

Illustrations for the ABC-serie book of the letter X by author Marie Duedahl in cooperation with Straarup & Co.

Past Markets:
: Nov.-1-December: Christmast Market at Potteriet Anno 2001, Kollerødvej 27, Allerød, DK.


I will be teaching in painting/mixed media this upcoming fall through DOF-Fritidsskoler/Rudersdal.


Det Gyldne Blad  illustration will be the front cover of the music album by the Mexican grunge band Garden Of Desertions 


Past in 2019

Det Gyldne Blad  kids wall art print 'Danzing Children'was futured in the Vores Børn magazine, July issue 2019. of September: Participated at Fredensborg Castle Market, DK of April: Participated at Designmarket Prismen, CPH.


Det Gyldne Blad participatet at the Christmas market at Mantziusgården, Birkerød, DK. 2end of December

Det Gyldne Blad participatet at Fredensborg Castle Market on the 8th of September

Released in July the childrens book 'Marlenes Regnbue/Marlenes Rainbow'  as ebook on  



1999-2002 BAHons with honours in Fine Art.

Colchester School Of Art & Design, UK.

2007-2013 Psychomotricien Therapist, UCC Hillerød (inclusive having my two kids)


Mainly working with Det Gyldne Blad

Earlier exhibitions



Valmue (Poppy). Vaeg Gallery. Aalborg. DK


REDElighed (Nest Mess). Modtar Projects. CPH, DK

I træerne sidder der fugle (Birds Are Sitting In The Trees). Gallerirummet/Hvidovre Headlibrary, DK


Stille stille eller storm. (Quiet Quiet Or Storm). The Cobraroom by Sophienholm Artmuseum. Lyngby. DK


Mennesker Imellem (People In Between). Astel Gallery. CPH, DK


Kredsløb (Circulation). Gallery Villa Bournonville. Fredensborg. DK


Group Exhibitions


Imago Mundo Groupshow at The Venice Biennale. Curateret af Sophus Gether. Founded by Lucido Benetton. IT


What A Wonderful World. Nees Udstilling. Vemb, DK Censorer: Tomas Lagermand, Jette Ellgard, Jens Ardal, Morten Kroman.


Kast et blik (Throw A View).at Kunstpakhuset Ikast. DK

Sublimate Sublime Subliminal. The Underdog Gallery. London. UK

Sublimate Sublime Subliminal. The Lloyds Club. London. UK

Vaeg Gallery, groupshow. Aalborg, DK


FreeStyle. Gallery North. CPH, DK

Global Village III. Brønden Culture house, Brøndby, DK. By Stitching White Cube.

Global Village II. Château de Sully, Burgundy, France. By Stitching White Cube.

Global Village I. Projekt072 Alkmaar, The Netherlands. By Stitching White Cube.

Huset i skoven (The House In The Forest). The Exhibition house Skovhuset ved Søndersø. Værløse. DK


Projekt072 – Is Watching You. Projekt072, Alkmaar, The Netherlands. Curator: Jeroen Van Paasen.

For Livet (For Life). Awareness exhibition for World Aids Day, Medicines Sans Frontiers. Rigshospitalet. DK. Kurator: Julie Nielsen Damgaard.

DyreDamer (Animal Ladies) The Art Center Silkeborg Bad. Silkeborg, DK


OUTSIDE. Cukoo Farm Studios. In coop. with Tim Skinner. Colchester, UK


Drawings and graphic work. Gallery Rebecca Kormind. CPH, DK

TRÆ(F)PUNKT (Meeting Point) Gallery Rebecca Kormind. CPH, DK

Play Along. Gallery Rumkammerat. CPH, DK


Over bakke og dal… (Over Hill And Valley…) Møstings House. CPH, DK


Med blade der skygger for lyset.. (With Leafs Shading For The Light..) Together with Lykke Andersen Peter Lav Photo Gallery. CPH, DK

The Human Nature Gallery Martin Asbæk Projects. CPH, DK


Passionsdage (Passiondays). Oeksnehallen exhibition hall. CPH, DK

The hanging committee exhibition. Hvidovre Head Library. CPH, DK


Astel Gallery September Group Exhibition. CPH, DK


The Spring exhibition. Charlottenborg Contemporary Art Exhibition Hall. CPH, DK

New Talents II, Provence Gallery. Aalborg, DK


The Degree Show, Colchester School Of  Art. Colchester, UK

Nature-Nurture. Hay Gallery, Together with Richard W. Cox. Colchester, UK

Re-flex-ion, Brixton Art Gallery. London, UK


Fourteen, Digby Gallery. Colchester, UK


Bilingues, Outdoor exhibition together with author Anne-Louise Bosmans. Fredensborg, DK


Art Weekend. Fredensborg Library, DK

Autumn Exhibition, Humlebæk Art union, Humlebæk Library. Humlebaek, DK


Curator of the group exhibitions


Kast et blik (Throw A View) in coop. with artist Mie Mørkeberg. Kunstpakhuset in Ikast. DK


Huset i Skoven (The House In The Forest). In coop. with artist Lykke Andersen. Skovhuset ved Søndersø. Værløse, DK


DyreDamer (Animal Ladies) in coop. with Birgitte Agersnap. Kunstcentret/The Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, DK


TRÆ-F PUNKT, Gallery Rebecca Kormind. CPH, DK 


Over bakke og dal.. (Over Hill And Valley…) in coop. with artist Lykke Andersen. Møstings House. CPH, DK


The Human Nature, Martin Asbæk Projects. CPH, DK



Received supportive grants from:

The Danish Arts Council’s Committee and from The Augustinus Fond for the exhibition ”Huset i skoven”/”The House In The Forest”. Skovhuset ved Søndersø, Værløse, DK



Catalogue: SkovhusNyt  #01/12. Text by the exhibiting artists and Artistisk leader leder Dorthe Abildgaard. The exhibition “Huset I Skoven”/ “The house in the forest”. Skovhuset ved Søndersø, Værløse. DK

Catalogue for the exhibition”DyreDamer”/”Animal Ladies”. Texst by the museum museumsdirektor Iben From, Mag. art. Birgitte Agersnap og and historian Anne Katrine Gjerløff.

Catalogue for Global Village 2012. Text by curator Jeroen van Paasen.

Birgitte Agersnap. Interview for (Nyhedsbrev #483, uge 39. 2009.)

Helle Frøkjær. Interview for (Newsletter) Nyhedsbrev#440, uge 45. 2008.

Helle Frøkjær. Catalogue text for the exhibition: "Med blade der skygger for lyset". Peter Lav Photo Gallery. 2007. CPH. DK.

Gitte Broeng. Text written for group show: "The Human Nature". Gallery Martin Asbæk Projects. 2007. CPH.DK.

Birgitte Agersnap. Interview for (Newsletter). Week 19. 2007



Interview. www. 28. October 2013. Kast et blik/Throw a view.
Vestegnen Lokal Avis/Vestegnens Lokal Newspaper. Uge/week 33, 2012.

Mayer Ole Bondos blog, about the exhibition Huset i Skoven/The house in the forest..

Interview. Nyhedsbrev #604. Week 10, 2012.

Kunsten indfanger publikum. Frederiksborg Amts Avis. 24.01.12

Udstillingsreportage. (Nyhedsbrev #595, 03.01 2012.)

Dyriske damer er taget i skoven. Anmeldelse. Politiken 29.07.11. Trine Ross.
Kristelig Dagblad. 20-27.05.11.
DyreDamer på dansk og svensk. Ekstraposten. 18.05.11.
Damer med dyr. Anmeldelse. Midstjyllands Avis. 05.07.11. Stig Winding.