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I love to paint

I don't believe in inherent skill but I do believe in passion and that's just what you need in spades to become a great artist.

Without that burning passion you won't have the tolerance to sit for hours, months even years fiddling with a painting to get it just the way you envision it.

If you're interested in purchasing a painting or if you would like to commission me to paint a custom painting, contact me.

/Mikael Wigen

Södermälarstrand

Södermälarstrand tavla

This is the iconic silhouette of Stockholm, Södermalm in Sweden where I grew up. The castle-like building in the back with its dominate corner tower is called The Laurin Palace.

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  • Södermälarstrand

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 100cm x 80cm

  • 2017

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Autumn River

Autumn River Painting

Listening to the rumble of the river while the trees shake off their last leafs covering the ground with a glimmering carpet of red and yellow.

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  • Autumn River

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 100cm x 80cm

  • 2018

  • $1500 USD | 15.000 SEK

Painted Ladies

The Painted Ladies

Up in the heights of San Francisco you'll find these beautiful Victorian buildings that makes the perfect contrast to the bustling city skyline behind.

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  • Painted Ladies

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 100cm x 80cm

  • 2018

  • $1500 USD | 15.000 SEK

Lundagatan

Lundagatan Painting

This was Lundagatan back in the 60's where horses still were used for transport and hauls. None of the buildings remains today except for the tree and stone houses from the 1800's on the right hand side further up on the hill.

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  • Lundagatan

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2018

  • Sold

Stigbergsgatan

Stigbergsgatan Painting

Stigbergsgatan leading down to Katarina church on Christmas eve. This is what it looked like in the 1920's but today noabout remains except the church who has survived several fires since.

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  • Stigbergsgatan

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2018

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Slussen

Slussen Painting

1940's Slussen with it's many worn down buildings and their cramped courtyards. Back then the natural social meeting place were on those back yards where the 'house ladies' whip old carpets while the kids played hide & seek. Many times there were shops set up there too so a farrier or a black smith would add to the commotion.

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  • Slussen

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 100cm x 80cm

  • 2017

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Autumn Stream

Autumn Stream Painting

A tranquil stream deep in the forest. The green moss contrast the almost pink leafs.

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  • Autumn Stream

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2018

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Foggy Lake

Foggy Lake Painting

Early dawn when the first sun rays mist up the valley.

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  • Foggy Lake

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2016

  • Sold

Gapstow Bridge

Gapstow Bridge Painting

The iconic Gapstow bridge in Central Park, NYC.

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  • Gapstow Bridge

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2018

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Fall Forest

Fall Forest Painting

One of my earliest work first painted in acrylics but later repainted in oils.

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  • Fall Forest

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2015-2019

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Lilla Södermälarstrand

Lilla Södermälarstrand Painting

Another view over the iconic silhouette of Södermalm.

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  • Lilla Södermälarstrand

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2018

  • Sold

Tranquil Stream

Tranquil Stream Painting

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  • Tranquil Stream

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 80cm x 60cm

  • 2019

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Blecktornsgränd

Blecktornsgränd Painting

Winter afternoon at the dead end of Blecktornsgränd overlooking Riddarfjärden as it was in 1910.

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  • Blecktornsgränd

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2019

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Valla Torg

Valla Torg Painting

View from my balcony in Årsta overlooking the long abandoned and desolate Valla Torg

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  • Valla Torg

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2019

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Stockholm

Stockholm Painting

Riddarholmen in the foreground, Old town further away and Södermalm in the distance

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  • Stockholm

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 100cm x 80cm

  • 2019

  • $1500 USD | 15.000 SEK

Winter clearing

Winter clearing Painting

The stream is breaking up into tiny rapids finding its way down to the pond.

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  • Oil on Canvas

  • 27cm x 22cm

  • 2017

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Torrö

Torrö Painting

The idylic scene of Falu red painted boat houses on one of thousands of small islands in the Swedish archipelago.

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  • Torrö

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2018

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Tree Tiger

Tree Tiger Painting

The majestic tiger roam her territory with an idle gaze.

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  • Oil on Canvas

  • 50cm x 40cm

  • 2018

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Night In The Park

Night In The Park Painting

Using vibrant colors without mix makes this stilistic park scene.

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  • Oil on Canvas

  • 50cm x 40cm

  • 2018

  • Sold

Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Painting

These absolute alien looking rock formation shaved and shaped over millions of years is a wonder indeed.

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  • Zhangjiajie

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2017

  • Sold

Pryssgatan

Pryssgatan Painting

Pryssgatan seen from the cat walk leading over to Mariahissen. In the distance you'll see Old Town and the royal palace.

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  • Pryssgatan

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2019

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Forest Path

Forest Path Painting

I imagine myself walking home from a fishing trip alongside with my father.

Stopping by a stream to drink the fresh water, maybe we'll find some berries or mushrooms on the way.

I'm in a hurry though because my older brother is coming to visit over the summer and he brought video games.

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  • Forest Path

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2016

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Lotsgatan

Lotsgatan Painting

Lotsgatan east bound circa 1930, in yonder Fogelströms Gymnasium banks up its silhouette on this early misty morning.

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  • Lotsgatan

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2019

  • $750 USD | 7.500 SEK

Clearing by the stream

Clearing by the stream Painting

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  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2016

  • Sold

Prästgatan

Prästgatan Painting

Priest street in the heart of Gamla stan (Stockholm old town).

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  • Prästgatan

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2018

  • Sold

Skärgårdsbarn

Skärgårdsbarn Painting

Kids waiting for the weekly ferry with supplies on an island in the Swedish archipelago.

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  • Oil on Canvas

  • 100cm x 80cm

  • 2018

  • $1500 USD | 15.000 SEK

Encounter

Encounter Painting

A mystic light in the forest.

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  • Encounter

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 80cm x 65cm

  • 2018

  • Sold

Family Gathering

Family Gathering Painting

Reminds me of my grandmothers house where I only visit once as a child, we arrived at night in pitch black darkness and had to cross planks over a small stream. Once over the stream the warm inviting lights from the house lit up the area.

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  • Family Gathering

  • Oil on Canvas

  • 61cm x 50cm

  • 2018

  • $750 USD | 7500 SEK