Malin Östlund is an autodidact artist with a love for painting the female figure and portraits. In her painting process she always tries to find a intuitive connection to a more beautiful and poetic side of life.
Her creative expression is most recognized by dreamy paintings filled with friendly souls, often with a connection to the beauty of nature. Simply a inspiring place to be where you can dream and rest.
The symbolism is often about personal development, inner strength and playfulness.
Malins paintings are created with a mix of classical portrait painting and a more modern expression, that sometimes even tends to the abstract.
Her paintings are mainly created with oil paint on canvas and processed in many layers.
Since her first solo exhibition in 2010, Malin has participated in several jury-rated, collective and separate exhibitions. Today she work as a full time artist in her studio in central Skellefteå, Sweden, and has clients and collectors around the world.
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