Linda Lundeström is a 44-year-old woman and artist from Sweden. Born and raised in Malm-berget, Lappland, where nature was a daily part of life, she now lives in the pulsating heart of the city of Gothenburg. Linda is a self-taught artist. Ever since she was a child she has been sur-rounded by pens, paint and artists’ materials. She has always been a creative person in all her endeavours, and her creative journey has involved experimenting with many different art forms. Linda has observed and studied the works of other artists in order to find inspiration; in this way she has succeeded in establishing her own unique style. Drawing faces is something Linda has always done, and today her art consists of the unique faces she creates. Mostly she make portraits of People who don't exist. They are mostly imaginary faces. Her process involves look-ing to her inner self where she sees faces as fields and colours; her pieces are always extraordi-narily colourful. Essentially, Linda experiences a feeling which she wants to put down on paper. She uses graphite pencils, markers and marker paper to produce her artwork. For Linda, the act of creating is a form of meditation where time stops and she experiences a sense of freedom and of being her best self. Artistic expression for her is also nourishment.
Today Linda regards herself as an artist. She has for many years reflected on what an artist is.
Linda says that an artist is one who creates and who sees themselves as an artist. It is then up to the observer to decide how a particular artwork makes them feel.
"You can shape your own reality. You are the only true creator in your life. If you can make that conscious, you can change your own world."