I was born in the month of May in Trelleborg on the south coast of Sweden. I have a dog called Bosse, a cat called Linus, and the name of my beloved is Maria.

I started using oilpastels for my art around 2013. As it were, I sold the very first painting I did, which of course spurred me on. I’ve since worked with color pencils, acrylic paint, and ceramics as well as yarn. I especially like wool.

My art may seem simple, and in some ways it is. I belive there is charm in simplicity, and I belive it lets people focus on the more subtle qualities of the characters. I enjoy the challenge of giving them all personalities and moods. In database design – one of the things I’ve studied – that kind of careful and thought-through simplicity is called elegance. So if I were pretentious, I would perhaps call my art elegant. ;-)

But most of all, art is therapy. It’s medicine. It helps boost my serotonin. Because I do have a history of recurring depressions. More or less every day I’m in negotiations with that dark shadow. See, if it’s ignored, it grows. If I listen to it, it grows. Negotiation and awareness is the way to go, I believe.

Thanks for reading all of this rambling, haha. Now go look at the art instead!

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