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About

Since 2018 I am a self-taught artist, living in Strängnäs. I paint in oil, mainly motifs such as sea and sky in a realistic style. I am very inspired by light and dark and the contrasts that form and I want to try to imitate that in my paintings. I feel that nature should be embraced properly and I try to bring out the little magic in my art, because I want others to see what I also see. I have a BA in art history with a focus on Italian Renaissance Art, Aesthetics and Latin from before which caught my interest in trying painting myself.

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Inspiration

The old masters, such as Caravaggio and Botticelli. And also the 19th century impressionists.

Nature in general. I grew up by a big lake which I think have had a huge impact in how I view nature. I always take pictures of the sky and clouds, and find inspiration that way.

Self taught.

Vintersalong, Galleri Grip, Stockholm - January 7th-22nd, 2023
Gula Rosornas Företagsby, Strängnäs - May, 2023

Oil paint mostly. I have dabbled in watercolor.

I usually work in around 2 hour sessions each time. I can't sit very long while painting due to the drying time it needs in-between layers. I work mostly in layers which needs a few days to dry each time.

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