Self-taught swedish artist Therese Forslund goes by the artist name “artby_tf”.
She started painting in December 2018, but doesn’t know why and now she’s stuck with it. For Therese it has worked as and still is, a therapy to her wellbeing. To be creative means a lot to her. When she’s painting it helps her in the treatment of her mental illness, like a kind of home treatment and a compliment to her therapy.
She has learned everything about painting by watching videos on Instagram and YouTube. Her art is primarily abstract and made with acrylics and mixed media. She is also into making digital art.
“When I paint, I can feel calmness in my body that I have a hard time finding anywhere else.”
Therese wants to learn more and develop her creativity and painting techniques. The abstract world fascinates her because of all the colors and different patterns and forms.
“Paint not only on my paintings but also on my clothes. Many times people who see me probably think that I am completely insane by mixing so much. For me it just gets more fun and I feel a lot better with different colors and patterns around me and on myself. You can also find me wearing a pair of colorful sneakers and you would probably laugh at me if you saw what my curtains and sheets look like at home, stains of paint here and there. I have realized that this is the case when I am creative, paint all over my apartment.”
2021 May – Solo Art Exhibition, Tyresö Slottskrog/Tyresö Castle, Tyresö, Sweden
2019 Nov – ”Beginner – art exhibition”; Vårfrukyrkan Hägersten/Stockholm Sweden (solo)
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