I draw a lot. Born in 1970, grew up in Umeå, living in Stockholm, Sweden, since way back.
I was going to keep studying natural science, maybe become a teacher, or biologist, or veterinary, or… but in the end, drawing was too interesting. Studied art for three years instead, graphic design and pre-press for one year, and then went to Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design and got myself a Visual Arts Teacher degree.
I have been teaching fine art, photography, graphic communication and a couple of other subjects in an upper secondary school south of Stockholm for fourteen years, and loved it a lot, but always kept drawing. Which has lead to some fine art and illustration production over the years, a few exhibitions, a huge international tribe of likeminded friends in the Urban sketchers community and a career change – since August 2017, I am teaching informative illustration at Mälardalen University in Eskilstuna. Life is never boring.
And I still draw a lot.
Photo: Ronny Leijon