Updated June 20 - 2009
Please excuse us for still not showing this site in a full English version. To view pictures please return to opening page and press "Swedish" instead of "English". Below is some advice how to browse through the pages and images as well as a short introduction to my art.
In the Swedish menu under Bildgalleri (picture gallery) you will find categories of media (akvarell/aquarelle, olja/oil, grafik/graphic prints). If you click on the thumbnails under each category you can view them in full page. The originals are usually not for sale or not priced except when they are in view on an exhibition somewhere. The lithographs usually have a price in Swedish crones. If you are interested and live outside Sweden there is one gallery in England and a couple in USA that can help you to. You will find these representatives under kontakta in the menu. You are also welcome with inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org where we have a gallery selling all lithographs and originals that are currently for sale.
Slimbridge, England Oct 4 2009 " Studies of Wildfowl"
A celebration to the late Sir Peter Scott and his work for wildfowl conservation100.
The Exhibition "Where Heaven and Earth Touch" is currently on show at Heimat Museum Sclozz Adelsheim in Berchtesgaden, Germany, and will open in Vienna on August 5. The whole program is:
06 Juli - 25.Aug. 2008 Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch, Oldenburg
17 Sept. - 31.Dez. 2008 Kunstmuseum Kastrup/Dänemark
16 Jan. - 13. April 2009 Kunstmuseum Hjørring/Dänemark
21 April - 08. Juni 2009 Deutsches Jagd- und Fischereimuseum München
13 Juni - 26. Juli 2009 Heimatmuseum Schloss Adelsheim Berchtesgaden,
05 Aug. - 20. Sept. 2009 Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien/Österreich
30 Sept. - 15. Jan. 2010 Naturkundemuseum, Münster
In February of 2010 I will have a show at Skövde Konsthall in Skövde, close to Hornborgarsjön and the Crane migration in the spring.
In summer of 2010 there will be a show at the Kulturhuset. Stockholm together with Brutis Östling, a photographer.
Short Biography: I was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1952 and have since early childhood been fascinated to draw and paint birds. My stick figures at the age of four had heads turned sideways and looked more like birds then human faces - and it has not got any better. I paint mostly birds but all natural things, like the landscape, animals, insects, plants and the human face inspire me. Most of my inspiration comes from painting outdoor, and sketching while looking through a telescope is the bases for basically everything I do. My drive is usually to try to capture the life and the atmosphere surrounding birds in their natural habitat. To create a sense of presence and portraying individual birds are essential to me. To paint is very much a way to experience nature. I reside on southern Gotland since 1976, am married and have four kids and a dog. Since 2004 there is a permanent exhibition/collection of my work at Museum Lars Jonsson, in Vamlingbo perish close to my home. Click on the Avocet/Museum logo in the upper left hand corner and you can view the building and site. It is open from May 1 to around the second week of September.
I have exhibited widely in Sweden and in several countries in Europe and in USA. I had my first one-man show at the Natural History Museum in Stockholm at the age of fifteen. In 1974 I started a project with a series of five field guides of European birds that where published 1978-1981. These volumes where combined and revised into one single "Birds of Europe, with North Africa and the Middle East" published throughout Europe in 1991/92. I have published 11 books and the latest two are "Birds and Light, the art of Lars Jonsson" in 2002 and "Lars Jonsson´s Birds" in 2008. They booth contains biographical material, as well as a wide range of my artwork.
southern Gotland there is a Museum Lars Jonsson that displays many
original paintings and sketches and also have a gallery where my art
is for sale. In order to contact the museum please mail to
Hamra 20th of June 2009