Contemporary abstract paintings  
by Anneli Nilsson


This website presents recent paintings by the Swedish contemporary artist Anneli Nilsson. Anneli exhibits regularly both internationally and in Sweden. In recent years, in addition to Sweden she has exhibited in Denmark, Holland, Spain, Portugal, England, Germany, Lithuania, South Korea, India and China.

 Her art is represented at the City Hall, Stenungsund in Sweden, Yrkeshögskolan Competensum, Ängelholm in Sweden, R.Tagore Center ( ICCR,  Indian Council for Cultural Relationships) in Kolkata, India and Henan Art Museum in Zhengzhou, China.She has also been selected ”Unilever Graduate Award”.

Her work is mostly inspired by the archipelago off the west coast of Sweden. Anneli has a spiritual

relationship with this landscape with its rugged cliffs, strong winds and the ever-changing sea. Architectural buildings, facades and rock structures gives her inspiration to her abstract paintings.

Together with her own internal process and inspiration, abstract figures or people often appears in her paintings. During her working process, she develops some kind of "relationship" with the painting, she seeks for a story or some form of a symbol in it.

Anneli works in a robust way, with a passion for expression and search for the innermost essence of the images.The technique she uses is a complex working and reworking of surface and texture.

You have to get use to always finishing more without finishing. It’s not easy.
— Nicolas de Stael

Anneli Nilsson was born 1961 in Gothenburg, Sweden




BA (Hons) Fine Art Practice,
Buckinghamshire New University, UK 2003

Access course to Art and Design,
Amersham and Wycombe College, UK 2000

City and Guilds Life Drawing Course,
Amersham and Wycombe College, UK 2000

Photography courses in Sweden,
Italy and Canada 1990-1995

Specialised Nurse Education,
University of Jönköping, Sweden 1987