A conversation with Nina Johansson from “An Illustrated Journey”

Here’s the next interview with the contributors to my new book An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

skowera_ninajohanssonNina Johansson lives in Stockholm so even the most mundane things she draws strike me as exotic. She is an amazing watercolorist and urban sketcher and I have learned do much from studying her work.


I hope you’ll enjoy what she has to say in her video chat and in the book. Here’s an excerpt:

“I find that drawing a place makes it more mine, no matter where I am or how long I’m staying. When I draw a street corner in my sketchbook, I take a little piece of this place home with me. All these little pieces end up in my bookshelf, as a collection of all ”my” places in the world. It’s not a greedy kind of ”mine”, it’s a grateful kind, I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to visit and share all these places with the people living there…” (continued)

Please don’t forget to check out Nina’s blog.framlingsvagen_apr12


  1. pamiejane

    I lived in Stockholm for a year and these pictures really take me back. Awesome.

  2. anitadaviesAnita Davies

    Huge Nina fan…Loved this!

  3. Benedetta

    Hello Danny, how can I contact you? I can’t find your e-mail address!




  4. Gina

    Wow – just gorgeous

  5. monbaum

    This video interview left me very inspired. I love Nina’s sketches because they are always so full of vibrant color. I challenge myself to get more pigment from my watercolor pans into my brushes from now on, I am always so cautious – it has to stop. ;-)
    I ordered An Illustrated Journey a week ago, I hope it will arrive soon. In Switzerland, you never know how long books from “outside” might be held up at customs for.

  6. Nikira (@nikiraa)

    What a wonderful person Nina Johansson, so inspiring. Thank you for the interview.

  7. gubbosart

    Another great interview. Love her work; certainly is something to study and be inspired by. Thank you Nina and Danny for sharing.

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