Collection: Stefan Gadnell

My main interest has always been drawing and painting. When I was a kid my father bought a Super8 camera and I made animated films, both with puppets and drawings. A cartoon was “Linkan” who went fishing. I remember the lure dangled at the rod tip when Linkan

wandered toward the lake in the short film. After several hundreds of drawings I got tired and the film ended abruptly with a big fish eating the happy fisherman.

ABF Art School was my first art school. After that I studied Art Teaching since it fitted well with my interests. I worked as an Art Teacher in Linköping and Uppsala.

After many years teaching it was time for something completely different. 2010, me and my wife Margaretha started a guesthouse in Malta, we called the place “Blå Dörren” (The Blue Door). In Malta, I also taught drawing and watercolor. It was many nice years, but now we have moved to Algarve doing the winter and I work as a full-time watercolor artist. I also hold workshops in watercolor, mostly in Stockholm, but also in Albufeira.

When I’m in Algarve I paint nature and cityscapes from Algarve. In the summer, when I’m in Sweden I paint mostly Swedish cityscapes. I try to simplify as much as possible in my paintings. My watercolors should be light and airy, so you can see every brush stroke I made. Hope you like my watercolors as much as I like to paint them?


Stefan is available for private commissions and his work can be viewed at his home studio by appointment or purchased online via his website.


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