Kathryn Mapes Turner -Turner Fine Art - Jackson Hole Wyoming
Kathryn Mapes Turner
June 7, 2018

Gunnar Tryggmo


FEBRUARY 4th to MARCH 29th, 2019



Gunnar Tryggmo

Swedish artist

Born 1969 in Växjö, Sweden. Raised in Sjöabro, a scenic spot deep in the middle of the forest in Småland, which is a province in southern Sweden. The forest’s diversity of animals and birds caught my interest early on and became a natural source of inspiration. I shared this artistic interest with my uncle, who encouraged me from a young age, and it was he who took me to my first show.

After high school, I moved to Helsingborg, a city in southern Sweden which faces Denmark, in order to study painting and drawing at Sundsgårdens college. I continue to be inspired by nature and in particular by animals and birds in their natural environment, such as the Swedish landscape which ranges from the coastline to the heavily forested interior.

The artwork is characterized to a large part of my natural interest. The values, the mood, and the movement are the most important things in my paintings. The techniques I practice are Watercolor, oil, and drawing. I work both in the studio and plein air.

Society of Animal Artists, Signature member.
Nordic Wildlife Art
KRO, Swedish Artist organisation

DSWF Wildlife artist of the year 2016. The Artist magazine award.

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wisconsin USA
City of Helsingborg, Sweden, City of Höganäs Sweden

Selected Exhibitions
2018 DSWF Wildlife artist of the year, The Mall Galleries, London
2010-11, 2013-17. Birds in Art. Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. Wausau, Wisconsin.
2011-2014 Western Visions, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA
2017 SAA Trailside Gallery show
2016-18 Konstrundan NVSK
2017 Christmas salon, Krapperup art hall
2017 Gallery Hörle slott, solo show
2016 Art Gallery Vättern, Motala Sweden, solo show
2016 DSWF Wildlife Artist of the year, The Mall Galleries, London
2016 NVSK group exhibition Landskrona Art hall.