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Sandra Hultsved.
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Sweden
My name is Sandra Hultsved and I am a self-taught artist & illustrator, based in Stockholm, Sweden. I create art from my emotions and depict stories about dark romance, melancholy and unfortunate events, which gives a sense of quiet desperation. I draw my artworks mainly with graphite pencils and ink, with great inspiration from nature - particularly the forests of Wermland, where I grew up.
The real dark place for me is the reality, there’s too much crap in this world and sometimes I can’t take no more. Therefor I flee into my own fairytale world and to my art, then I can endure a little bit longer. Art has always been my form of therapy and the only true way for me to express my inner feelings.

I’m open for commissions and freelance work. Currently I’m seeking gallery representation.
Feel free to contact me!

Shops:
Self produced Prints (Limited Editions) and Postcards can be found in my
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/SandraHultsv…

Merchandise and Fine Art Prints:
Society6: society6.com/TheArtOfSandraHul…
Nuvango: nuvango.com/sandrahultsved

Other sites:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtOfSandr…
Tumblr: sandrahultsved.tumblr.com/
Twitter: twitter.com/sandrahultsved
Instagram: instagram.com/theartofsandrahu…
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More info about my art can be found on my website:
Interests
The new year is soon upon us, therefore I'd like to sum up my past year by looking back on the hopes I had a year ago, reflect over what I have accomplished and make up new goals for the next year.
I'm always a big dreamer and the goals and dreams I had for this year was no exception. I had the feeling of that something big was going to happen in 2015, something that would change my life significantly. That I would somehow get closer to my greatest dreams and a happy life. When looking back at the past year now, I can't really see any of that unfortunately.
Instead I started the year by going into a great depression, a lot of stress and anxiety. I could even feel it physically, so I sought for professional help. After some time they where able to cure the physical illness. But not until now, I got an appointment to the psychologist. What can I say, I'm not very hopeful about that anymore...
To sum up my personal life it wasn't what I was hoping for.

Still I've been very productive with my art, even though I haven't felt like I've been that. Maybe because I mostly made smaller artworks that I can finish faster, and a lot thanks to Femme Thou Art Collective, that has kept me inspired to create new stuff. And also helped me sell my artworks, which has been so much fun! Seeing my dear artworks getting new loving homes, that just warms my heart!
Other great moments that I will remember is the many exhibitions I've had the pleasure to show in, the greatest for me was the 'Beauties of the night' exhibition at Alexi Era Gallery. I will also remember the beautiful feature I got at the art blog Bleaq.com. And that I got my third DD on my dearest 'Beaktande en ros', that was so unexpected! I also got it sold, which I also didn't think was going to happen! I'm really thankful for that!
In the end of the year I was also able to finally finish a work that almost took me the whole year, something I had been thinking of making for such a long time and told myself that if I make this right it will be the best one yet... no pressure there... but I made it! 'Where the most beautiful dies' is the best work for me.
So to sum up my art life, it was pretty good, I may not have met with all my goals that I had set up, but that's how it is. Dream to the moon and even if you miss you will be among the stars, that's my motto. To see my goals for the next year, see below. 

Finally, I just want to thank all of you who have been there for me during this year. When you have commented, faved or just started watching me, you know that makes my heart fuzzy. And more motivated to create new art to show you!
:heart::rose: All my love to you!:heart::blowkiss:

These were my goals for 2015:
Red Square Bullet  Have a solo exhibition with my Poison series. (Nope, didn't even try...)
Green Square Bullet  Sell at least one original artwork. (Yes! and lots of it thanks to Femme Thou Art Collective)
Red Square Bullet  Finish and launch the shop on my website. (Changed my mind about that, but maybe I'll find it useful in the future)
Yellow Square Bullet  Participate and sell my work at a fair. (Well, maybe not my own art, but I did participate as my so called real job, and sold our newly made book at Comic Con/GameX)
Green Square Bullet  Get published in art magazine.
Green Square Bullet  Create more art!
Yellow Square Bullet  Always follow the heart! (I should listen to my heart more often, and not worry so much)
And some things I didn't list, but that happened:
Purple Square Bullet Participated in two exhibitions in Stockholm and one abroad at Alexi Era Gallery.
Purple Square Bullet Got a Daily Deviation on 'Beaktande en ros'.
Purple Square Bullet Started using Instagram, and loving it! You find me under @TheArtOfSandraHultsved.

My goals for 2016:
Bullet; Black Have my art shown at a gallery.
Bullet; Black ...in a gallery abroad.
Bullet; Black Have my art featured in an art magazine/blog.
Bullet; Black Practice oil and acrylic painting.
Bullet; Black Have some representing art done in oils or acrylic.
Bullet; Black Make lots of new art!!
Bullet; Black Sell more original artworks and prints.
Bullet; Black Move out into the forest.
Bullet; Black Eat more vegan = no dairy products or egg.
Bullet; Black Move towards my dreams everyday.


Last but not least, I'd like to show you some of my favorite artworks of the year, no particular order. I hope you have seen them:
Requiem Aeternam by medusainfurs Snow Queen by GrimDreamArt the winter's bride by bubug
Oubliette by ascenciok Beneath by dustfae Danse Macabre by MayumiOgihara
Timeless by Raipun
Resilience by KmyeChan Fear, Madness and Loneliness by Bathoriya The Nymph Reflection by yanadhyana
Crimson Tale by Sieskja
Braid of moonlight by kikunakamura Nereids by UnripeHamadryad
Leak by Checanty You are silent like my dumb dreams by NataliaDrepina 2015 Portraits by VijVij
Eternal Sleep by Katerina-Art
Original on wood colour version view 2 by lalalandofclouds Eye Doesn't See, Heart Doesn't Grieve by StefaniaRusso Hysteria by kelleybean86
West Wood by Kaelycea A Very Difficult Game Indeed by puimun
An Apologue As Torn Asunder by AKOrganicAbstracts Antimony by MarcelaBolivar
'The girl in her carriage' by ArtofMadameGrotesque Where the princes are grey by Dam-B
Heart Mistress by Mon-artifice Danse Macabre by Derek-Castro The Huntsman's Tales by nina-Y
The Frog Prince. Golden ball. by LiigaKlavina Elwing by EKukanova Eoten by STelari
Title suggestions, anyone? by la-esmeralda
Queen of Hearts Portrait by MADmoiselleMeli Mushroom Ring by erinclaireb 
Fine On The Outside by agnes-cecile Darkside fo Light page 2 by Avoice
Impasse by kellymckernan
Murdag by nati155 - Satine - Moulin Rouge by Scarlett-Aimpyh Burlesque Autumn by xxMademoiselleKarma

I just realized I can't possible fit in all my favorite artworks here, so go by my favorites gallery for more;)
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JBSWIF Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
You're certainly welcome
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STelari Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, love:hug: I wish that your new year will be full of inspiration, great commissions, exhibitions, good atmosphere, and good people :huggle:
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katTink Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015   Traditional Artist
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Namco-NintendoFan-88 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY once again, Sandra Hultsved, dear traditional artist friend! :hug:
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Good luck once again, and I hope you'll have a great b-day today!
And once again, keep up the good work on all awesome art 'n drawings; I love 'em! ;) (Wink) Heart
And also a wonderful 'Merry Christmas' and a 'Happy New Year's 2016!' Santa Clause Christmas Tree
Thumbs Up Pringles Have your cake and eat it too Yummy pie!

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Nelson C.,
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Los Angeles, CA ;) (Wink)

Since I got you a chibi Haruhi drawing last year, I got you two extra drawing copies, so...
SURPRISE #2;
Believe it or not, two birthday muro drawing copies I made, of birthday feet, and Mikuru Asahina wishing you one, so, wishes 'n' luck!
Click on them:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, Sandra!
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