How to choose the best frame for your art piece?

The frame around a work of art is the finishing touch, the element that completes and elevates a painting, presenting it to the viewer in its best possible light. I thought you might be interested to know how I go about. Here are five key questions and some pictures...

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A star is born…

A star is born…

    Let me introduce you to Isao, MY horse! Hearing about his story will make you feel very good. Isao is two and half years old. I think he is on this planet to guide us. He is sensitive and happy about it. I met him in August 2018 in France in Vercors...

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Negative space or the space in between

Negative space or the space in between

  Where are you today? What if we could travel anywhere we want at any time? Between Finland and France... These two weeks have been a thousand years. As I crossed the Baltic sea, I had time to reflect on how grateful I was to live in Finland and how sad I felt...

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Do you see water from your window?

Do you see water from your window?

  What is the view from their window? This is what I wonder each time I walk by a house near a lake or the seashore. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you a 'lake' or a 'sea' person?       In other words, are you a water person?? Because I am. Alhambra de Granada in...

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Two places and the new normal…

Two places and the new normal…

  At a time when we can loosen up but can’t travel that far yet, I invite you to two places: An emotional place and a physical one. The emotional place, or “the new normal” At the beginning of all of this (i.e. the pandemic), I felt relieved. Relieved because I...

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Commissioned Paintings Demystified

An original work of art, made especially for you! Since I get so many questions about my Emotion Portraits™, I thought I would address them in a simple post. 😊 Many people consider commissioning a portrait to celebrate and honor someone special in their...

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The Joy and Beauty of Flowers

The Joy and Beauty of Flowers

  Kati is so joyful and inspiring… I met Kati in Helsinki at an event. Her smile was illuminating the room. Her joy was contagious. Kati Mayfield comes from Colorado. At that time she was completing her master degree in Economics, focusing on Entrepreneurship and...

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Forever Twin & Out-of-Touch in Stockholm Art Fair

Forever Twin & Out-of-Touch in Stockholm Art Fair

Leila Cromwell-Lönnroth, Galleri Skarpans, will present Forever Twin and Out-of-Touch at the Affordable Art Fair 2019 in Stockholm. Both pieces talk about total interdependence. These moments of connection, silence, movement. Out-of-Touch was created as part of the...

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Walk on the Fairy Trail | May 29 – June 22, 2019

Walk on the Fairy Trail | May 29 – June 22, 2019

      Let's take a walk on the Fairy Trail! Souvenirs, souvenirs: here is the virtual pop up show that happened at Galleri Skarpans in Åland Island from May 29 til June 22, 2019. Leila Cromwell-Morgan Lönnroth runs the gallery with talent and elegance....

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Embrace Failure!

Embrace Failure!

  “We can’t stop now. I thought I’d stop when it was going well. But now it’s going very badly. It’s too late. We can’t stop now.” Those words come straight from “A Giacometti Portrait”. James Lord sat for eighteen days while his friend Alberto Giacometti did his...

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Santtu, the Horse in the Living Room is Back!

Santtu, the Horse in the Living Room is Back!

“Liberating” “It's hard!” “Relaxing” “Just focusing on one thing...” “New perspectives, new angles” “I want to draw more”   Featured in HBL Click the logo to read the full article in Swedish     I don't know where to start to talk about our session in...

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