Johild Mæland is a visual artist and decorative painter. She lives in Utne on the West Coast of Norway. She studied rosemaling under Bergljot Lunde in a one-year course on Suldal Vidaregåande skule in 1978-79. Her education also includes study of old painting techniques and a masters degree in art history from the University of Bergen. She teaches courses and lectures on traditional rosemaling, kroting, and other old painting-techniques such as graining, marbling, and leather rolling.