Niklas painting in his studio
About artist Niklas Amundson
Niklas Amundson was born in 1967 on the Swedish east coast, close to Stockholm, capital of Sweden. At an early age, he moved with his family to a serene and beautiful island named Marstrand on the west coast of Sweden. There he followed in his father’s footsteps and began painting almost as soon as he could keep a brush in his hand. Through the years, Niklas’ association with the sea has continued and has taken him from the deck of the 138’ sailing yacht S/S Gloria to a Marstrand pilot boat and later to the Swedish Coast Guard.
In 2011 Niklas took over the famous light house island Pater Noster, four nautical miles west of Marstrand. There you can visit a gallery and enjoy a stay at a small hotel. He paints continuously, drawing inspiration from his experiences both in the past and the present. In his own words: “I receive a daily dose of inspiration through living next to the windy North-Sea.”
Niklas Amundson and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
Niklas has presented his works twice at the annual exhibition of The Royal Society of Marine Artists. His firstparticipation was at the RSMA’s 55th annual exhibition held at the Mall Galleries in London 1999. He has been the official artist for the maiden voyage of the ship Götheborg, a replica of a 18th century Swedish East Indiaman, sailing from Sweden to China and back. He also made the official work of art for the Volvo Ocean Race 2005—2006 and 2008—2009.
Niklas Amundson and Albert II, Prince of Monaco
Niklas Amundson is represented at The Oceanographic Museum in Monaco with commissioned work of art for The Polar Expedition 1906—2006. He is represented as well on board the Royal Danish ship Dannebrogen and at The Yacht Club de Monaco. Niklas Amundson and Albert II, Prince of Monaco One of Niklas latest collections of paintings is “The Gallery of National symbols”, where he works in oil on original sail canvas. He catches the movement, the shadows and the light in the flags which make them feel very much alive.
Collectors of Niklas’ art are found all over the world, from the Island of Mustique to Monaco, USA and Scandinavia.