© 2018 by ELSA ÅKESSON. 

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Story of an Artist

For those reading this, a big thank you and a warm welcome in my world of art.

As a half Swedish half Malagasy contemporary artist born in Madagascar where I spent my childhood, I later started boarding school in Switzerland at the age of 9 in Institut Le Rosey and finished my high school in an all girls institution in England - Roedean. I then studied a dual degree in Instituto de Empressa in Madrid (Business Administration and International Relations).


I am today on my pursue of expanding a strong passion for art, one that I will share with you along the way.

Art has changed the way I vision life. Walking down a street, driving past a building, sitting in a park constantly thinking to myself “how would I represent this on a canvas”?

I travel the world to discover unique cultures which I then depict with color and life in my art work.
However, my main source of inspiration remains my home, Africa. 

Painting is for me; entering a utopian world every time I take a paintbrush out to start my canvas.


Having the chance of discovering your passion and pursuing it, will change your vision of living and bring you to life.

My talent for painting is the greatest gift God has given me, and I shall rise in its discovery.

A warm welcome in the commencement of my art journey.
Elsa Åkesson 

"I am glad I became an artist, because we are the only ones to know how it feels to be alive." 
 
 
 
River Flows in You - Yiruma
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