Björn Bernström, Sweden.
Björn is an award winning artist living outside of Stockholm. He has participated in over 100 exhibitions in Sweden and abroad and is a sought-after watercolor instructor. The motifs in his paintings are often experienced moments taken from places near and far. Just as often, the motifs are developed from own ideas and compositions completely put together in the studio. ”I strive for a play of light and contrasts, preferably with a touch of melancholy and desolation. Much like Sweden, sparsely populated and a lot of space with a long dark winter.” Björn is a member of the Swedish Artists’ National Organization and the Nordic Watercolor Society. Between 2014 and 2019 he was a member of the board of the Nordic Watercolor Society. He studied art at Öland Skogsby in the mid 90’s and is a full-time artist since 2008. His work can be found in Swedish institutions and private collections around the world.
IWM2024 is Björn first appearance in the UK and his IWM Debut.