My name is Carina Kindbom Mansson and I am an autodidact artist with roots in Halmstad, Sweden.
Abstract art is an increasingly popular art form, where the exciting combinations of color, shape, materials and patterns create unique experiences for the viewer. It is a cone start where the viewer gets to create his own opinion and sense of the subject.
I don't have to go to a therapist, my art is my therapy. It gives me a sense of performance, productivity and satisfaction. My "feel good" chemicals - which come with doing what I love strengthens my confidence and commitment to my art.
Every painting I start is a challenge to engage in. Starting "staggering" and then, slowly but surely, I see everything coming together, often with a life of it´s own. In the end, with the finished painting I feel a sense of pride, a feeling I don't find in anything else.
Every new work that I begin is a collaboration between many different technologies and media that together create effects that cannot be controlled, instead I place myself in the creator bubble and trust my feelings and intuition. I use and manipulate the media to create my art.
I have lived with self-doubt as my best friend through life, I am always very critical of my work and often paint over a completed painting in a quest for my own version of perfection. I carry an inner fear of showing myself and my work in public, but I think by broadening my personal boundaries and fears, I let the courage into my life. It's a must in life to grow.
"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free".
This is a creative dance between me and the colors that I love so much. So I hope I'm allowed to invite you to a common dance in the wonderful world of colors!
A warm welcome!