"I have always been drawn to create, paint and weave stories around it all."
A childhood obsessing over illuminated projects led to art college in Norwich and London then work as a freelance illustrator and picture researcher/archivist in the magazine and book publishing industry (Condé Nast, Dorling Kindersley).
I grew up in London, a Swedish father the origin of my Scandinavian name, and travels to Scotland in childhood paved the way for my move there in the mid nineties. For the last fifteen years I have been based in Edinburgh, exhibiting locally and in England.
My paintings are a learning curve that started long ago with tantrums over my inability to translate the images in my head onto paper; I still often feel this way, although gradually I am managing to make the conversion.
Reading, travelling and drawing every day fuel the narrative and suggest new characters,
colours, pattern and ideas; paintings tend to appear in collections, delving into a theme before a tangent takes me away on another path.
In 2011 myself and partner Stuart Allan opened Gallery-Cafe 'Bon Papillon' in the heart of Edinburgh's 'art quarter'; I now paint in the gallery where Stuart also has a framing workshop.