I am Fanny Neessen, a 27-year-old artist based in Sweden, although I currently spend my days in Southeast Asia.

I started painting as a kid and simply never stopped. I found paint and I found time and slowly I went on teaching myself. I went to the library to learn the differences between mediums and I spent a lot of my time staring at artworks trying to figure out how they were made.

I changed art preferences as often as I changed socks, but what never changed was my love and fascination for still life and portraits.

Nowadays most of my works are commissions but I try to find time to work on my original ideas as well, and when I do I think I leave a part of myself in them. Some thoughts, some feelings, whatever runs through me while painting. 

I do however believe in giving the viewer the freedom to create their own story behind any painting and make it their own. 

And why the name “Phaniblue”, you wonder. Well, Phani sounds a bit like my name and I look good in blue.