Sanna Wieslander is well-known for her beautiful and popular illustrations of animalpeople, like the Swan Lady and Hipster Goat. But it is only a few years since she started to take her art seriously.
“I’ve always been drawing, ever since I was a little kid, and my parents are also very artistic. But none of them work in the creative field and I never saw this as a future career” Sanna tells us when we meet in her studio in Gothenburg, where she moved about six years ago. When coming here she also decided to focus more on her artistic side to see what would happen. She went to two art schools with different orientations, and that gave her a way to learn and try different techiques and really explore her art. At Gothenburg Art School, the animalpeople she is now so well-known for was the result of her graduation project and it all started with finding a picture in a fashion magazine of a girl in a zebra dress. This later became the picture Party Animal.