Artist of the Month – Per Ståbi

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Classical water colors for our walls – and yours.

Per Ståbi was born with the artistic touch – most likely passed on to him by his grandmothers brother, Anders Zorn. Per uses a mixture of drawings and aquarelle, or, water colors, sometimes even a combo of both, to create his artwork and clearly draws inspiration from his surroundings and nature. He also creates hand made cards and is a calligraphist. He has had a view art shows around Stockholm before and now has his work for sale on our café walls at the Tower of Love.

When did you know you wanted to become an artist?

During a visit to Italy, Sorrento and Capri, on our 25th wedding day 1999. I had taken part in some aquarelle courses before, but after that Journey I took part in an art course in the archipelago in Stockholm. Since then I have been drawing and painting regularly. Almost daily since 2008. My first large art exhibition was in Gallery Riddaren in Old Town in Stockholm 2007.

How did you develop your style as an artist?

I have been drawing all my life and therefore the drawing is the basis for my aquarelles. I often draw with ink and paint aquarelle colours on the drawing. I also have been learning other techniques in aquarelle painting in art schools, among others the wet-in-wet technique, which I use sometimes.

Why do you believe art is important?

Art is important as a ground in technology, architecture and in in the most fields in life. For myself the art is relaxation, enjoyment and a way to express what is beautiful and peaceful in life.

Which artist inspire you and why?

A lot of classic artists inspire me. In Sweden of course my grandmothers brother Anders Zorn. For his aquarelles in the archipelago of Stockholm, in the South of Europe and Morocco and his portraits. An important Swedish artist for me is Carl Larsson, who was drawing and painting aquarelles in a way I also do.

More info about Per and his upcoming art shows can be found on his website.