Helena Valfridsson
Artist/
Painter

Helena Valfridsson

Painter

Bio

Helena Valfridsson is an working artist from Jönköping, Sweden. The interest in image, form and color has existed since childhood. After high school, work with scenography in a theater project and teacher studies with art courses followed. As a teacher, she taught visual arts and drama, among other things. Before 2021, the art has mostly consisted of commissioned horse paintings in acrylic. In the autumn of 2020, plans began to start the art project Toveryd Art Concept, this was launched in January 2021. The idea was to work with art in a more abstract way and with more focus on her own ideas. The idea is to create art that will be a colorful eye-catcher in the room. The motifs are often female figures with a focus on the interplay between light and shad-ow. A lot of time is spent working on ideas and finding inspiration from a beautiful shape or position. The work is most satisfying when the sketch is finished and the painting goes on an in-ner feeling and the strong pure colors are allowed to flow forward, often with the fingers as a brush. Helena usually works with acrylic paints, preferably with a finish of shinier varnish to rein-force the colors. She likes to experiment with different materials and mixed media, rough struc-tures and metallic colors. Part of the art still consists of commissioned work, usually horse paint-ings with artistic freedom. The plans for the future are to continue to develop her own projects and ideas, preferably with different structures and materials. During the year 2021, Helena has exhibited her art in many different places in Sweden, been one of the artists in the art book Nordic Art Guide and in December moved to her own art gallery "Parkgalleriet" in Jönköping, where she will have a showroom for her own art and opportunity to exhibit the works of other artists. In 2022, the focus during the first part will be on completing the gallery, working on commissions for paintings and exploring new ideas, color schemes and material choices. (2021 Solo exhibition ”colours and curves”, invited by LIGA design Tändsticksområdet Jönköping sweden; 2021 Solo exhibition ”Kontraster” Sand Golf Club Jönköpng sweden; 2021 Solo ex-hibition ”Södra vätterbygdens konstrunda” Jönköping sweden
2021/2022 Nordic Art Guide; 2021 Group Exhibition Wefa konstgalleri Jönköping sweden).

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