"Hi, I am Gun Legler from Sweden. I live together with my cat Simon in a little village near Gothenburg
On the outside I am old, but young inside :-)
For so long I can remember, I have enjoyed expressing myself through any kind of art or craft.
Until I was 40 I worked as a child psychologist and pre-school teacher, but after that I said goodbye to my profession and began studying at an art school. There I stayed for four years, mainly learning Graphic art (etching, dry needle and linoleum cut). I was a lousy oil painter, that medium did not fit me at all, watercolor I liked better.
For many years I made collages of different kind, watercolor and textile. I grew up with a mother that sewed and a father that built violins, so I early fell in love with textures of many kinds.
I work very much by intuition when I make an image, experimenting wildly with layers, textures, color and light. But the form is equally important, that‘s what Graphic school taught me.
I have seldom a clear inner image when I start creating, it is more a feeling I want to express. The process can be quite unconscious to me for a long time. The image gradually takes form, and become clearer to me.
Pieces of me.....
All I create are pieces of my being
Real or unreal
Old or new
In every creation
I re-create myself
Trying to be what I am
What I want with my images is to reach the feelings of the viewers, to make them look
into their own inner being and respond in any way, regardless of which feeling is evoked.