What is your name and how would you briefly describe what you do?
My paintings are often inspired by nature and folklore. Trolls, dragonflies, deep forests and fantasy adventures are some of my favourite subjects! I work traditionally with pen and ink and paint with beautiful highest quality Schmincke watercolors. The illustrations get an extra touch in Photoshop before being delivered digitally. I do both black and white illustrations and full color, creating illustrations for print aswell as original artworks. I love to combine detailed drawing with flowing watercolor!
Some of my biggest art influenses are John Bauer, Elsa Beskow, Arthur Rackham, Jackie Morris, Alan Lee and Brian Froud.
I live in the south of Sweden with my boyfriend and our daughter, born 2017. In my spare time I love reading, hiking, doing yoga and enjoying nature.I grew up always drawing, reading and making up stories. My hope is that my illustrations will inspire people of all ages to create their own worlds or just appreciate the natural world around them. I have worked as a professional illustrator since 2011, with focus on children's books and pedagogical material and love working with dedicated authors, publishers and art directors, collaborating to create the best work possible! I've illustrated around twenty books in different degrees and am now working on a couple of ideas of my own!
I've also worked sporadically through the years as an art teacher for children and adults in different courses and workshops.