After 15+ years as a successful IT entrepreneur I decided to change path in life and pursue a life as a painter.
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.
Niklas Elgmo, March of 2019