Sandra Hultsved is an artist living and working in Sweden. The Swedish landscape, especially the forest of Värmland where Sandra grew up, have a big influence on her work. Dark forests, mysterious creatures and ghostlike muses grace Sandra’s work, often in all black and grey colors with a subtle touch of color every now and then. Sandra on her inspiration:
“The real dark place for me is the reality, there’s too much crap in this world and sometimes I can’t take no more. Therefor I flee into my own fairytale world and to my art, then I can endure a little bit longer. Art has always been my form of therapy and the only true way for me to express my inner feelings.”
I love the melancholy in Sandra’s work; her pieces look like illustrations from a children’s book that you should never read to your kids ‘cause they’d be terrified. The loneliness, sadness and mystery of a dark forest is something that just never bores me, especially when it’s portrayed in such a wonderful way as Sandra does.
You can find more of Sandra’s work on her website, Facebook page and Instagram. You can buy prints directly from Sandra on Etsy, or check out her Society6 shop. Enjoy!
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