About me

y name is Janne. It's Swedish and pronounced Yawney. I`m 43 years old and I live in the town Umeĺ in Sweden. I got early a passionate heart for art and started to paint in oil at 15. My first exhibit was in 1984 when I was 18 years old and I sold most of what I made. When I was 19 I started at an art school in which I learned more about photography, art history and painting.

I didn't think I would be able to live on my art alone therefore I educated myself to a teacher who teach children from grade one up to grade seven. I thaught the kids basically Swedish, History and Art. I didn't enjoy teaching so small kids, but rather wanted to teach a little older people in my special interest art. Because of that wish I worked for 3 years as an art teacher for adults.

I am also very interested in computers and took my masters degree in computer science 2004. Unfortunately it was hard for me to find a job in that field, so I took a job at a cheap price store called ÖoB as a clerk. I'm still working there, but haven't given up my dream of getting a computer job and painting in my spare time.

Favorite Movie


Favorite TV Show

Fame Factory

Dream Vacation

Bangkok, Thailand

Favorite Food

Hot dogs and chilli

Favorite Band

Marilyn Manson

Favorite Singer

Blackie Lawless

Favorite Artist

Hans Werner Sahm

Favorite City

Stockholm, Sweden

Favorite Book

The Catcher in the Rye

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