Sunday, September 30, 2007


On friday I'll give my first class in how to draw Manga and cartoons. This painting (cropped - and mine of course) is Manga inspired. Looking for asian art (Japanese and Chinese in particular) I came across we make money not art. I've visited that site/blog before. Always as interesting and entertaining. I do the opposite thuogh - make art not money!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


In less then a week I'm hanging my exhibit in Borås.

Monday, September 24, 2007


I'm really lagging behind with my paperwork - I have this drawer where I just put everything right now. Just like I promised myself never to do again ... The photo shows lovely little paper creatures made by my better half. He made them for our son in the weekend.
Robert J. Lang makes painstaking ingenious origami. Must require a lot of patience and thought.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

seeing Eric Magassa's exhibit

Sparkling wine and colourful paintings. Today I went to the opening of Eric Magassa's exhibit at Art Venue Gallery. Eric and I have this project together - livepainting - offering live painting as workshop and performance. In about two weeks we'll lead a workshop with 50-60 people.

Everything is happening at once for me now.
"ketchup effect"?

Friday, September 21, 2007

changed my mind

It's much better like this, isn't it?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

big painting

So - it's now or never. Nay, not that serious but almost - I have to finish this painting this week if I want it in my upcoming exhibit. Oil on canvas needs time to dry...

And some good news: I sold the diptych I have in the group exhibit at the Basement in Västerås. Maybe the wind is turning?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Sprakared's Enamel Factory

On a narrow dust road, just outside the little village Kinnahult, lies a classical Swedish red wooden house with white corners. This is not any little house, but Sprakared's Enamel Factory. I drove there today to pick up the enamel plates I had ordered - black ones and white ones. They look very nice the way they are, but I hope they'll look even better after I've made my art on them!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

We fought well ... but who won?

Two days of printing with the steamroller (that turned out to be another kind of "roller") are over. The wind and the non-collaborative papers were making it a bit difficult, but the second day we mastered the art and printed well. That day, Sunday, more people came to support us. It was fun and creative - now I just want to have my own steamroller to print with!

Thank you all for coming. We appreciated it even though we might have seemed a bit distant out of concentration .

Special Thanks to Visa Norros, Antti Veltheim - and of course my team buddy Mats Nielsen!

(Photos by Hector Mora and Ann Löwenstein.)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

not advancing much

So - I've been trying to finish some paintings for my exhibit (in one month) but it's not really working. I don't get the "AHA, that's what's missing". Maybe I have too much other things on my mind (?): training hard and eating right (pasta) for the steamroller printing challenge - and preparing my watercolour classes for next week.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Best of The Basement

More things (then the steamroller printing) are happening on Saturday - I'm in a group exhibit at The Basement. The exhibit features: Björkbacka, Bandolin, Pettersson, Haukeland, Aldsjö, Nygren, Espling, Jarosz Laszlo, Hedberg, Fliesberg, Gaellman, Wahlberg, Nylander, Diagram.

I really like what Alexandra Jarosz Laszlo is doing. (Not saying the others are not good, of course)

when: 8-30 of september
where: The Basement, Västerås