Portrait of Niklas Elgmo © malarky.se
Photo © malarky.se


Born in 1978 and bred in Kalmar, Sweden.

In 1998 I moved to Stockholm. After 15+ years as an 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 Isola Gård on Öland. From here I run my company Isola Studios where I sell my artwork, teach art classes and write code for the web.

– Niklas Elgmo, August of 2020



Mitt uttryck handlar om att gestalta mötet mellan ljus och skugga. Jag utforskar olika teman och myter i sökande efter det äkta. Min grund finns i klassiskt oljemåleri men i mitt skapande är det viktigt att prova nya vägar. Att våga söka – det äkta.

– Niklas Elgmo, December of 2020


Isola Studios is the name of my business where I offer art courses and artworks for sale.

Isola Gård is the place where I live on Öland.


Yes I also paint upon order. Most common are portraits. But it could also be a building, pet, still life etc. Feel free to contact me with any questions and to discuss your project. In the link below you can read more about the process of painting a portrait.


After I completed my art training in Florence I continued on working as a drawing teacher for a year. I enjoy teaching a lot. If you are interested in taking one of my courses, or to study with me in private, please check out the links below.



A collection of paintings and drawings.


Please visit Isola Studios to see what workshops are available.


I am currently taking on painting commissions.