What is your background?
Painting has always been my passion – I have drawn and painted as long as I can remember, and as a child, I loved Christmas presents that contained paint, paper, and brushes.
Over the years I have tried several mediums such as watercolor, gouache, and oil. Today, I mainly use acrylic and oil. Tools I usually work with are brush and palette knife.
I sold my first work of art in the summer of 2014 and began to think whether I should invest in the artistry. Said and done – I started producing a lot of works, created a website and engaged on social media. I received positive responses which strengthened my confidence.
Art is now an obvious part of my life and my paintings are in my mind most of the time – also when they are drying between layers or when I put them away to ”rest”. I often have 3-4 paintings ongoing – as they need to emerge at their own pace.
What does your work aim to say?
I paint women across time and space. The portraits must speak of something, radiate emotions, thoughts, movements, and hopefully awaken the same to the viewer. They can be both strong and vulnerable - depending on the context. I can have a personal idea of the message in my paintings, but there is no right or wrong – it is extremely interesting to hear how viewers interpret a painting.
Being a behaviorist I get inspirations from the many varieties of expressions a face can reveal - there must be a motion in the picture - that something is happening inside or outside of the object. Consistently the form of expression is subtle and dreamlike – like travel in time and space.
My technique vary depending on the object where brush strokes can go from subtle to rough and from brush to palette knife.
What are the obstacles that female artists still encounter today in regard to their art, or the fact it's made by women?
What advantages are there for being a woman in the art world?
To answer both questions above - this is a rather new field for me and so far I have not noticed any advantages or disadvantages to being a female artist. I live in a very gender equal country although women still struggle with inequalities towards salaries and top positions.
How do you want to be perceived in the art scene?
I would like to be perceived as an evolving and experimenting artist as I adapt to changes and varieties in the art world while keeping my footprint. I want my audience to visit my shows with curiosity and open minds. Every exhibition shall be a new experience.
Stockholm - Sweden