I am originally from Sweden but I'm currently living in Australia. I was really into skiing growing up in Sweden—but I found surfing when I was about 15—that really got me hooked. I moved to Australia in 2002 to combine studying design at a University with surfing as much as I could. I’m still here, on the freshwater Northern Beaches of Sydney. I love it for many reasons—a strong community feeling, a fun surf beach, and you can walk to almost everything you need.
I have always been drawing since I was a kid, and I never really stopped. There were periods of time where I did not draw much, but in the last 5 years, I came to the realization I could do it for a living! It was never something that I thought I could do, I always liked to draw but never imagined that I would do it as a job. It is something that I am extremely grateful for and appreciate it daily.
I try to leave that to others, mostly because I find it a bit tricky to describe. I would say it is my view on the outdoors and surfing in particular, because spending time in nature doing fun things is the best thing there is.
I get a lot of my inspiration when I’m actually surfing and spending time outdoors in general. I also really like photography and love shots that make me feel like, “Wow, I want to be there, or do that.” These kinds of images are ones where you want to put yourself into the picture. I love trying to create a little story that I want to be a part of.
Surfing and snowboarding, which I only recently re-discovered. Also, I really love coffee and reading books, but my attention span has been damaged from social media; I find it harder to read books now. Definitely something I am working on in 2019!
Hard to just pick one! Pelicans have always been a favorite, especially how they land on the water I think is really cool. It also looks so fun when they are gliding along the wave faces lightly touching the surface, like surfing but in the air.
1. I used to be a mailman on a pushbike during the summers back in Sweden.
2. I used to compete in Orienteering.
3. Sometimes, I rescue wild animals with my girlfriend. She is studying to become a veterinarian. So far, we have rescued a couple of Australian birds, a possum, and a turtle.