DS: Tell us about yourself and how you came to be an artist.
LW: I’m a Swedish artist still experimenting with my artistic style.
I grew up with a very creative mum and I guess I peeked at her at times as a child. But the artist in me sort of came out when I was living in New York and took a class in art history. I got so inspired and just started creating and selling to people I knew.
DS: What is your creative process?
LW: I think I’m like a sponge. I soak up everything I see during the day and when I’m in the mode it just comes out. Sometimes I’m like a crazy person, doing 15 pieces one night and after that, it can take two weeks until I’m ready again. Since I have another full-time job, the painting usually takes place during the evening when I’m relaxed.
DS: What would be in your ideal art collection?
LW: Anything from Yvonne Roberts! Absolutely adore everything she does. Or a sculpture from Anton Alvarez. Obsessed with his work.
DS: What is your relationship with social media? How do you think it affects your work?
For me it’s amazing. Without social media, I would never be able to reach out to so many and also connect with people liking what I do.
DS: Describe your work in three words.
LW: Warm, skinny and fat.
DS: Fav artist of dustandsoul ?
LW: Of course I love the work of my two Swedish friends Anna Mörner and Estelle Graaf. Other than that, I love the style of Noeul Kim and Matthew Pitts. Sorry, I couldn’t stick to one!
DS: What do you listen to when creating?
LW: Usually jazz or slow and cozy music.
DS: Describe your ideal studio
LW: Oh wow. Such a cliché, but a messy Parisian loft with a lot of space and plenty of big windows. Maybe a dog and a nice haircut.
DS: What makes you excited about the future?
LW: Possibilities! Just the fact that I have time to create so much more things and do fun collabs with talented people.
DS: One museum to visit?
LW: The met and Louisiana
DS: Philosophy of life/quote?
LW: Be brave and screw up, it’s more fun that way.