Göteborg Född: 1975
My name is Renata Edin. I live and work in Gothenburg, Sweden.
I have painted for as long as I can remember and dreamed of becoming an artist from my very early age.
After completing the art high school, I took degree in sociology and built a career in the public administration of the city of Gothenburg.
Recently, I started to paint again. As I did, I was soon captivated.
When I paint, I use my knowledge from art classes and combine it with my newly awaken passion for art. When I went to art high school, my challenge was how to paint. My challenge nowadays is to get the "wow" reaction from my art audience.
I paint by feeling, and I want to awake emotion in those who observe my artwork; it is only then that I feel my task completed.
My sources of inspiration are classic romantic paintings, contrasts, shadows, and sunlight shining through cloudy skies. In my art I use elements of romanticism, symbolism, and surrealism.
I use nature, landscape, animals, and people as symbols that convey a deeper meaning hidden in the painting. My art gives you a feeling of entering a world of myth, fairy-tale or dream, reminding you of the existence of that other, hidden layer of reality.