Marie Åkerlund Konst
About Åkerlund Konst (artist Marie Åkerlund)
Marie Åkerlund is an internationally recognized artist from Sweden with juried exhibitions in both Europe and the United States, she is represented in European Art Museums private collection in Denmark . Since 2016, Marie is a designer for a well known glass works in Sweden (Reijmyre Glasbruk). 2015 was a milestone in her career when she recieved an international art price in Rome, became one of the nominees for Artist of the Year in Palermo and recieved the Award in her category with the motivation: ” For her creative and engagning way to express herself on the international market.
She recieved 2015 years Culture scolarship in Finspång, the community in Sweden where she resides , with the motivation: ” For portraits and inspiration on an artistic journey. With artwork that passes on aesthetic values in Finspång and in the rest of the World.
“Over the years I have found that viewers of my art often recognize themselves in it. They find grief, despair, desire, happiness and hope. Just like life itself. This soulful aspect of my work is the result of the different feelings I aim to convey, and the varied media I am able to employ, including acrylics, watercolors, graphite and colored pencils, in order to achieve my desired result.
I paint photo-realistic paintings, drawings and portraits, and what I call ‘Inspirational paintings.’ I get my inspiration from music, life and injustices in society. Whatever I am painting, I want it to be full of a true sense of life, so that people can see the soul within”.