The artist - Who's creating the paintings?
I am Michael Lønfeldt, danish artist
I love abstract art, and abstract paintings, created with powerful colors, large contrasts and many different materials.
Who am I?
I find abstract art so interesting because it makes me curious about what it means and what thoughts are behind the artwork.
And then it gives me ideas to be creative in new ways and find good solutions in many contexts. Also when it comes to other cases that don’t directly has to do with my artwork.
In my unique works there are countless small details. It means it takes a long time to create – it’s not uncommon I’m working on the motifs for 2-3 months before I’m happy with the final result. And I have worked the paintings over 10-15 times before the process is complete.
As an artist, I can’t stop seeing motifs everywhere I move around. The ideas for the motifs I often find travelling on trips, by car, foot or bike.
Very often, it begins with me finding an interesting scenario in nature. It may be an urban environment, a landscape or something completely different that attracts my attention. Because there are exciting lines or interesting color combinations that can be a good starting point for a beautiful painting.
Many Danish artists use notebooks for their motifs.
I prefer to use a digital camera or mobile phone to maintain interesting moments. It’s a good help to remember scenarios, lines and colors.
One of the most important things for me is that I constantly develop myself creativly as an artist.
That is why I always do painting exercises. It makes me a better painter and illustrator, using new colors and make more exiting the motifs.
And with regard to my technical ability, I practice and experiment with all sorts of different colors, tools and materials.
That’s why there is a wide variety of colors, motifs and expressions, in the abstract art paintings I make.
However, it is still possible to see my own personal signature, in terms of the way I use paint, materials and tools.
By art purchases from me, you can be sure that you get a well-worked piece of art. Subjects, colors, lines and structures together provide a completely unique original abstract painting.
You can use it as part of your very own unique interior decor of your home.
The history behind my artist career
My interest in painting as an artist starts in 2005, where it was originally used to relax from everyday stress.
The colorful abstract motifs quickly receive great positive attention from interested customers. At the same time, I get in touch with a company selling paintings for furniture stores, and they ask me if I’m interested in painting reproductions for them.
I appreciate that, and since the start I’ve painted a lot of reproductions that are primarily sold in Danish stores.
In 2012, I’m tired of making the same motifs over and over again with only 15 minutes for each painting, and instead I start painting my own designs.
It is a much greater satisfaction for myself as an artist. It results in better works that will be released when I think they are completely ready.
My art business is growing fast since I started in 2012 as an artist with a focus on my own works of art.
I have been increasingly busy painting, exhibiting, decorating homes and many other art-related activities.
My painting studio
Currently, I’m primarily home and painter. It is therefore a little cramped with the space, and it can be a challenge to get coordinated the tasks.
When I have large interior decorating orders with many and large paintings, typically from 150 × 200 cm and up. Then I have a studio of 50 m2, I use from time to time.
However, I have not yet found a permanent studio that fully meets the requirements I have. But I’m looking on and hope to find a suitable studio soon.
I typically exhibit 6-10 times a year at various companies, organizations, public institutions and art associations. But I do not have a physical gallery where I permanently showcase the paintings. You can always see all the paintings that are for sale in my webshop.
You are welcome to contact me to see the paintings that interest you. We can agree that you visit me, or I would like to start the car and drive to you, if possible.
The art materials I use
I use many diverse art materials when painting.
As far as paint is concerned, I use only acrylics. It’s fun to work with as the drying time is short and I have to work quickly – especially on days when I’m outside where it’s hot and the sun is shining.
I only use artist colors in 1st and 2nd grade quality for the paintings. And they come from well-known manufacturers including Golden, Liquitex, Lukas, Maimeri, Schmincke, Daler Rowney and Winson & Newton.
Other types of acrylic paint like wall and ceiling paint I do not use, since the quality is too low. Because the pigment content is too low and the content of filler is too high, the color intensity is lower, the lightfastness is poor, they can not mix porperly with each other, and they do not keep the structure of thick painting layers.
In terms of media, I only use those that are made for the creation of paintings. It is typical from the brands Golden, Liquitex and Winsor & Newton.
My canvas I get from Italian manufacturers.
I mainly use 2 vendors who have made high quality canvases for many years. They only use quality canvas. And all frames are stretched by hand on a stretch frame, made of nots-free European pine wood.