My way of living my life was inspired at an early age by an American writer of DO IT books.
There I read, that most people work to make a living, then there are a few who figure out
how to work to make a living. I belong to the later part. But then I have also had a number of real hardships in life which have certainly added to my choice of lifestyle. We only live once and I have had partners who have passed way too early. My first wife Isobel from Ireland in 1998 and Synnove from Norway in 2005 - both from cancer. So, the way I figure it, the least I can do here, this moment in history - is to live my life to the fullest.
Working with, what I really want even if that is a difficult way for ends to meet many times, but at least I do what I want...
So, when I was looking for my next studio and a place to call home in San Antonio in January 2013 - high rent with a lot of amenities was not on the top of my list. But a place which could be suitable for a studio where I could work producing my paintings and also my limited edition prints. And last a spot, big enough for a bed and somewhere to cook...
When I came to San Antonio just after Thanksgiving 2011, I had nothing. With nothing I mean no parts of which you can call to be a part of a home. Since then I accumulated some items, like a table to put my computer on, a couple of shelving units to have paints and brushes on and some other art related stuff.
I managed eventually to buy a cheap bed at Walmart. From my pizza friend here in SA I got a chair ready for the dump....anyway I was able to replace that chair with another chair ready for the dump today (May 2016)...but this looks nicer
1/2 WAY TO CALIFORNIA, WILCOX ARIZONA
TIJUANA BEACH, MEXICO...WHICH I LIKED AND STAYED A WEEK BETWEEN ART SHOWS IN CALIFORNIA...
COMMENTS IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN KARLSKRONA, SWEDEN
PRESENT STUDIO IN SAN ANTONIO
STREETS, BLOCKS & NEIGHBORHOOD, READY ART WORK
MY FIRST PLACE IN SAN ANTONIO
LIFE AS A TRAVELING ARTIST, HERE GOING WEST, TO CALIFORNIA
THE ROAD ENDED AT THE PACIFIC OCEAN
BACKDROP, SAN DIEGO
FIRST GALLERY SHOW IN MY HOMETOWN OF KARLSKRONA, SWEDEN
MY ASSISTANT, I FOUND HIM OUTSIDE MY FIRST STUDIO
AND GAVE HIM THE NAME ANTON AFTER SAN ANTONIO
MARKET DAYS IN BOERNE TEXAS
LIFE AS AN ARTIST.
HUNTINGTON BEACH ART WALK
SETTING UP FOR ART SHOW IN MONTEREY
READY FOR THE WEEK END ART SHOW IN ASPEN
MY SECOND & PRESENT STUDIO IN SAN ANTONIO
INTRODUCTION OF MY EXPO AT THE SWEDISH - AMERICAN MUSEUM, CHICAGO
SETTING UP FOR ART SHOW IN ASPEN, COLORADO