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I’m excited by the chemical and physical reaction of paint and pigment on the canvas. When I paint, I seek to explore the tension between chance and control, positive and negative, the artificial and natural.’

‘My work is based on my memories, my travels and my childhood in the Swedish countryside. Now, living in London, I’m separated from my surroundings –and it strongly influences my work.’

‘I want my paintings to contrast a feeling of my past with frozen moments in the present; they’re a snapshot of now, with a flashback in time.’



1994-1995 Chelsea College of art & Design, M.A. Fine Art. Painting
1991-1994 Byam Shaw School of Art, B.A. Fine Art Painting
1990-1991 Hetherley School of Fine Art, Foundation Course


September 2014 Smaka, Mini Picasso, London
June 2014 Open Gardens, Open House Queens Park, London
March 2013 Artist in Residence, C99 Art Project, London
March- April 2011 Rotad, Nässjö Konsthall, Sweden
Sep 2009 Reflection, Galleri Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden
Jan 2002 Artist In Process, Galleri Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden
Oct 1997 Solo, Light bulb Gallery, London


April 2015 Group Collection, Lacey Gallery, London
June 2014 Missing Narrative, Menier Gallery, London
July 2008 Sommar show, Galleri Bergström, Båstad, Sweden
Dec 2007 Mixed show, Galleri Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden
Dec 2006 Mixed show, Galleri Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden
Dec 2003 Mixed show, Galleri Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden
June 2003 Sommar show, Galleri Bergstrom, Båstad, Sweden
Dec 2002 Tillbaka till framtiden (Back to the future), Galleri Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden
Oct 2002 Andliga Rum, (Spiritual room) , Galleri Bäckalyckan, Jönköping, Sweden
May 2002 Ljud blir bild, (Sound becomes a vision) , Galleri Bäckalyckan, Jönköping, Sweden
April 2002 Blommor som konst, (Flower as art) , Galleri Bergström, Jönköping, Sweden
Dec 2000 Absolute Secret, Royal College Of Art, London
March 1999 National Salong, Guest Artist, Väsby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 1999 Made In England, Väsby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 1998 Global II, Addison Wesley Longman Gallery, London
June 1998 25 x 2K, Väsby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 1998 Spring Salong,Väsby Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Dec 1996 Absolute Secret, Royal College, London
Aug 1995 MA Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art, London
July 1994 Fresh Art, Business Design Centre, London
June 1993 Two People, Concourse Gallery, London
2003 -2007 Concentrated on bringing up my two children.


Public and Private collections in UK, Europe and USA.

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