Swedish artist. Born 1969
Gunnar Tryggmo was born and raised on a farm in the Swedish countryside, where the forest and the lake with its wildlife and the change of seasons was a natural part of everyday life. This is where his interest for drawing and painting started. At first he was inspired by Swedish animals and birds but after trips to Africa and the United States it is not hard to see influences from other parts of the world in his art. After high school he studied for two years at arts college.
His preferred techniques are watercolor, oil on canvas and different types of drawing and etching. According to himself the most important aspects of his art are the values, the mood and the anatomy. Gunnar works both in his studio and in the field; he really thinks it is a special feeling to finish a painting plein air.
Tryggmo’s work has been featured in US-exhibitions such as Birds in Art at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum, Western Visions at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and the Society of Ani mal Artist’s Annual Shows. He has also been featured at the DSWF Wildlife artist of the Year exhibi tion at The Mall Galleries in London.
He recieved the Artist Magazine Award at the DSWF Wildlife Artist of the year 2016