Anna Afzelius-Alm

I was born in Minneapolis, USA in 1975, grew up in Germany and have lived in Switzerland, England and China. Now I work and live in Sigtuna, Sweden. During the summer of 2015, I decided to follow my heart and paint full-time. Before that I had a professional career as Management Consultant. I have studied Design at the Académie des Arts in Gothenburg. Exile Professor Shahab Mousavizadeh from Tehran University of Arts was my mentor during my high school years in Germany. I also hold an MBA from Gothenburg School of Economics and Law, an MSc in Informatics from Gothenburg IT-University and have studied Mandarin at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

No matter how we feel, who we are, or where we come from, a playful splash of colour can brighten up our life. What we surround ourselves with becomes a part of us. Inspiring, colourful settings can raise our mood, help us reload our energy, stimulate our creativity, and open up our minds to new, interesting things. This is what I strive for in my art. My perception is a vessel for the form it takes.