About me

San Gimignano 2016

I am Niklas Elgmo, a fine arts painter born in Kalmar, Sweden.

After 15+ years as a successful IT entrepreneur I decided to change path in life and pursue a life as a painter.

In 2014 I enrolled in the Swedish Academy of Realist Art in Stockholm to study classical drawing and painting. After one semester I made the move to Florence, Italy where I began studies at the Florence Academy of Art.

After graduating, in 2017, I was awarded an “Artist in Residency” position at the academy. That involved teaching other students as well as focusing on my own work.

In 2018 I moved back to Sweden and the island Öland, where I now live and run my studio.

Should you be interested in my work or want to commission a painting feel free to contact me.


Niklas Elgmo, March of 2019