Peter Elfman

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Location Väggarp, Skåne, Sweden
Introduction PETER ELFMAN Born 1966. I live in the small village of Väggarp near Lund in southern Sweden. I have a MSc in Chemical engineering. My passion for nature and birds has always been deep. I am a total autodidact and have never attended any art courses. I mostly work in watercolour and sometimes in oil. I like sketching birds while I watch them and I think the sketching is very important for the understanding of the bird's balance, anatomy and jizz. I think all birds are fascinating although my favourites are raptors, owls and waders. In 1991 I was selected as "Bird painter of the year" in Sweden. During the last 20 years my paintings have been featured in exhibitions in Sweden several times a year. I have been slected 10 times for the prestigious exhibition "Birds in Art" at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin, US. My paintings have also been selected for the Museum´s "Birds In Art Tour" in US. Woodson Art museum have purchased my paintings "Watching the river flow" (2011) and "Balance" (2012) for their permanent collection. I am Signature Member of Society of Animal Artists SAA, I have been selected Three times for their annual exhibition.