About Anna

Anna painting in FranceHi, I’m Anna. I paint portraits in oil and in watercolor. I also do funny illustrations and cartoons.

If you’re interested in having a portrait done, perhaps as a special gift to a family member or friend, then I’d be happy to talk to you.

If you’d like to read more about how a portrait commission works, you can read about it here.

Art education

I’m mainly self-taught; I spent my childhood drawing. But I’m also continuously educating myself. Both online and in person.

In the last couple of years I’ve taken the following courses:

  • Portrait Painting with Ben Lustenhouwer, La Charité sur Loire, France
  • Portrait painting summer school with Irma Braat, Wackers Akademie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Illustration Foundation, Folkuniversitet, Sweden
  • Illustration Continuation part 1, Folkuniversitet, Sweden
  • Dynamic Sketching 1, CGMA (Computer Graphics Master Academy)
  • Dynamic Sketching 2, CGMA
  • Perspective, CGMA
  • Portrait Drawing Fundamentals, Proko
  • Figure Drawing Fundamentals, Proko

When I paint I like to listen to audio books and podcasts. I mostly listen to shows (or books) about personal development and business.

I also run or do yoga on a daily basis. And in the evenings I watch murder mysteries with my husband. I’m also into language learning. I’m currently learning French and Dutch in addition to German, which I constantly need to get better at.

Me sitting at a bench

A Swede in Germany

I’m originally from Sweden and I’ve been living in Germany for ten years. I live in Hamm, a small town in the Ruhr area (near Düsseldorf and Cologne). I live together with my husband, our three daughters, and a dog.

My Background

My background is in software and web development. I got my civil engineering degree (M.Sc.) at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.


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