About me

Bild: Stefan Tell

I am an artist and illustrator, educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Since 1982 I live and work in Stockholm. For more than 30 years I have drawn and illustrated both for advertising, magazines and children's books and worked with advertising campaigns for Lambi, Svenska Dagbladet, Ericsson and packaging for Carlshamn. My clients: Hall & Cederquist, Aggeborgs, Garbergs, Åkestam Holst. Among my most enjoyable work are illustrations for children's books: "Simsalabims Stockholm ABC" and ”Constable Katt requires cookies" by Carl Johan De Geer (Bonnier Carlsen), drawn maps of Stockholm and Uppsala (Byggförlaget) and scientific illustrations for the National Key. Collaboration with the magazine Modern Times also resulted in very exciting assignments. For a couple of years I was artistic leader at Livstycket in Tensta, where I worked with immigrant women, including a book project. An incredibly exciting and evolving workplace!

For five years I've been travelling to Laos every year and work there on various exciting projects. It has so far resulted in two children's books (written by Melody Kemp), a short animation based on one of the books; an exhibition at Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden; an exhibition in Vientiane with both botanical and architectural images; a book on Luang Prabang's architecture (not yet published).


Vårsalongen, Liljevalchs (The Liljevalchs Spring Salon), 1983

Polska konstnärer i Sverige (Polish artists in Sweden), Polska institutet, Stockholm 1991

Illustrationsgalleriet, Stockholm 1992

Galleri Fredman, Stockholm 2003

Galleri Panorama, Stockholm 2006

Peace begins with you and me, fredsinstallation i Kungsträdgården 2007

Grimms Märchen als schwedisches Kinderbuch (Grimm's fairy tale as a Swedish children's book), Bruder Grimm-Haus, Steinau, Germany 2008

Svensk akvarell (Swedish watercolor), Galleri Ängeln, Lund 2009

Familjen Ratzbergers guide till Gamla Stan, Medeltidsmuseum, Stockholm April 2015 – May 2016

Botanical pictures, Pha Tad Ke, Botanical Garden, Luang Prabang, Laos December 2017 - January 2018

Plants and houses, T’shop Lai Gallery, Vientiane, Laos October 2018