Born in 1962 in Lysekil, Sweden, Lars now lives and works in Gothenburg. He is a self-taught artist working with techniques and materials including bronze, glass, painting, and photography/mixed media. His works can be found in some prestigious private collections and have made an impact in exhibitions across Europe, the Middle East, and the USA for over 25 years. Lars composes each picture from multiple layers of photographs that he has taken himself or acquired over many years of research and collecting. Originally he creates the entire piece in black and white, then he applies colour to the main subject, to the sky, and sometimes to other selected features in order to highlight some element of the story - the blue of a Venetian canal for instance, or the bright yellow of a classic New York cab. The animals which are at the heart of each piece are painted in bold and vibrant hues making them stand out even more against the colourless urban backdrops, further emphasizing the contrast between the living creatures and the inanimate structures. Finally, he hand finishes each piece with clear transparent colours and individual effects and this is reflected in the limited editions with a beautiful pearlescent finish.