The castle and the warrior
 The warrior was meant as an illustration to one of several stories which
   I wrote back in the early seventies.   

     Old woman and a house

Home sweet home was something I did while attending art school in the mid seventies. What I used here were my precious, British made Windsor & Newton water colours with a few tints added using the German equivalent Schminke.

                 Deep in the forest

Deep in the forest was painted using water colours and tempera blocks back in 1972. It was like The lord of mushrooms and The Dance of the witches an illustration meant for a saga which I was writing at the time. I never  completed the story but, nonetheless, the picture hangs on our livingroom wall for most of the time as part of my private collection.

s was the painting I had initially intended as the front cover for the first In The Labyrinth album The garden of mysteries. However, somewhere in the process it was swapped for another one of my paintings. And so by the initiative of designer Anna Spång it ended up in a rather obscure place hidden in the plastic tray underneath the disc.

The Magiccian

The magician is something I put together in 2004 by assignment from Dario Antonetti for Volume 3 in Oggettivolanti´s  Vegetable man series, which in fact is a homage to the psychedelic genius of Syd Barrett. This is the central part of the painting where the sorcerer offers you to pay attention to his  conjuring tricks. 

Dance of the witches

The dance of the witches 3 was painted in three different versions, one for each decade starting in the early 70s and ending in the 90s. This is the last one, which I worked on over a longer period of time.

Dance of the witches - version 1

Dance of the witches 1 is the oldest version made in 1972 when I was still confined to using simple tempera blocks of the kind kids use at school. Like some of the other "gray" paintings I made during that period, this one was meant as an illustration for an unfinished saga called 'Dödens rike' (i e The realm of the dead').

Witch in hollow

The witch in the hollow is yet another one of those paintings I made in those days when I was being deeply affected by Nordic illustrators such as John Bauer, Tove Jansson and Elsa Beskow.

The lord of mushrooms

The lord of mushrooms was also initially part of the fairy tale which I did not complete.  The character itself is a kind of a gnome perching out in the wilderness, luring people to walk deeper into the woods until they inevitably lose their way.

    The dragon portal
The dragon portal is a variation
on the "Warrior" theme above

Winter landscape

  Winter landscape was one in a series of snowy motives
which I painted for an art exhibition in the early 80s.


   Another version of Winter landscape
but in a smaller format


Fisherman on ice was a theme I repeated several times

Fisherman in summer

 And here is the same fisherman perched on
just about the same rock but in summer



The dragon portal