My name is Tomas Eriksson and I am a Swedish naivistic painter living in Denmark. I have always painted, but only seriously since 2011 when my workplace closed and for the first time allowed me to focus on the art.
There was no doubt that I was going to be a naivist. From the very beginning, it was the naivist picture style that caught my interest. I like the often happy and playful expression of naivism and I also like the strong colors. I love to paint and think it’s an added benefit when my paintings make the audience smile. The good mood is natural for me and it is rare that you find any of my characters who are not in a high spirit.
Inspiration often comes from visual experiences from my Swedish upbringing and from my new life in Copenhagen. My technique is very much inspired by Swedish naivism and the medium is usually acrylic on canvas.
I hope and wish that my pictures give the viewer a good feeling seasoned with a little laughter and humor.