Carl Ahlman

About The Teacher

Carl Ahlman was born and raised on the rural Swedish island of Gotland, and his countryside upbringing created a strong relationship to nature. In his work, Carl is interested in narrating the pure, untouched, and timeless landscape. Working in oil using classical techniques, Carl works primarily plein air, and keeps his work direct, straight and not too academic – an approach that matches his view on nature and the stories that he wants to tell through his painting. Carl studied classical painting at The Swedish Academy of Realist Art, and has taught in Sweden and Belgium. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Finland and Sweden, as well as group shows in the United States.


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