In collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Millesgården Museum in Stockholm presents an exhibition by the Swedish artist Liselotte Watkins, who lives and works in Italy. It will be held from 4 September to 21 November 2021, on the Museum’s premises, and is entitled “Italian Autumn. Liselotte Watkins’s Italy”.
The artist draws inspiration for her paintings from day-to-day life in Rome, where she came to live with her family a few years ago. Ms Watkins has spent a lot of time illustrating and painting women. During the lockdown due to the pandemic, she observed how women passed their time inside and near their homes. She, therefore, created images that interpret their moods and emotional states: what are these women dreaming about, what are they doing, what are they thinking?
Liselotte Watkins’s art deals with fictitious reality – mainly in domestic settings, Life; the Italian countryside, Nature; and the beach, the Sea.
Born in Nyköping in 1971, Liselotte Watkins Falk moved to Texas in her lyceum years and began studying at the Dallas Art Institute, focussing on advertising and illustration. After a period in Stockholm, she moved to New York at the end of the 1990s, where her career took off. Her fashion illustrations drew much attention, and Liselotte Watkins’s clients include Miu Miu, Prada, Vogue, and Elle. After spending time in Milan and Paris, she moved to Rome. In recent years she has dedicated her time exclusively to painting.