Collection: Ylva Molitor-Gärdsell

The Charm of Watercolor

Since the beginning of the century, Ylva has devoted herself to artistry and shared her artistic passion by teaching visual arts at junior high school and IHM Business School for international students. Today, she combines her artistry with arranging inspiring courses in watercolor and mixed media.

Ylva's artistry is characterized by a driven, elegant and sophisticated watercolor painting that moves and creates harmony. Nature is an important source of inspiration for her, where she draws colors, moods and emotions. Over time, silhouettes of both people and animals have crept into her work. Sometimes she creates expressive portraits of fictional, strong and independent women. Strong and humorous personalities can also be found in her collages.

For Ylva, painting is more than an art form – it is her way of relating to life. Her wish is to invite the viewer into an exciting, beautiful and slightly crazy world. An important role model for her was the artist Hans Viksten from the family, who later became a professor at the Academy of Arts in Stockholm. He encouraged her to continue drawing and painting, even though as a young woman she chose the School of Economics over the School of Art.


Gerlesborgsskolan, Bohuslän - Studies for Arne Isacsson and others.


Gallery Kim Anstensen, Gothenburg
Galleri Sjöhästen, Nyköping
Galleri Gustafsson, Trollhättan
Gallery Eva Solvang, Stockholm
Gallery Sladdergatan 16, Ystad
Sjömagasinet, Gothenburg
Gallery Abante, Stockholm
Atelier Ekberga Österlen
Gallery Fågel, Beddingestrand
Boat & Maritime Museum, Onsala
First Gallery, Gothenburg
Gallery SK, Gothenburg
The mill, Torshälla
Björholmen's Marina Art Gallery, Tjörn
Chateau d'Argenteuil, Waterloo Belgium
Gallery La Fleuriste, Gothenburg


Sörmland County Council
Värmland County Council
Region Örebro County
Trollhättan Municipality
Friends of the Nordic Watercolor Society
Älvkarleby Municipality
as well as by a large number of art associations.