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About Me - Katja

I'm sure you ended up on this page because you wanted to know little more about the person behind all paintings and drawings on this website. I'm a portrait artist and here is a little about me, my family and how I started out as a pet portrait artist.

Where I live

I live in the country side, not far away from Gothenburg in Sweden. The small city where I'm located is Mölndal. Even if it doesn't feel like it, it's not far away from the second biggest city in Sweden.

My surroundings are forests, lakes and meadows which gives me a peace of mind, but it still takes only a 10 minutes drive to the big city which can be very handy sometimes.

pet portrait artist

My Family and Origin

I live here in a small building complex with my family which consists of my husband, kids and one dog. My parents don't live far away from us, only a few minutes drive from here.

They live near a beautiful lake and that's also where I grew up. Probably you wonder where my Family originally came from because neither my name or appearance is Swedish!?

My grandparents moved from Slovenia to Sweden a long time ago, when Sweden needed workforces. They settled down in Sweden and that's also why me and my family still live here.

My grandfather moved back to Slovenia though and that's also what we attend to do it the future. Well, we have a house waiting for us there.

My Interests

I grew up with dogs, cats, rabbits and parrots so animals have always been a big part of my life. Right now I have one dog, a Boder Collie buppy named Chatt. I recently lost my old Tervueren Radier. With Chatt I train Tricks, Agility and Obedience among other things and we will start to compete soon. Read more about Chatt! I love music, fast cars and travel. I'm also very interested in soccer, but that's my son Daniel's fault. He is the one training soccer and made me interested :)

More About me

You can find out even more about me by reading my Biography and see what it looks like in my little Working Studio.

Katja Turnsek Portrait Artist