I was born in Santa Monica, California 1963 to a Swedish mother (Ina Anders) and an American father, (Ernest Raboff). In 1978 I relocated to Göteborg, Sweden where I lived off and on until 1990. During this somewhat geographically chaotic period of my life, when I wasn’t living in Göteborg, I was either painting at Hotel Riksgränsen in Lapland, traveling in the US, or painting murals for hotels and guest houses while on extended visits to Southeast Asia.
Between 1990-1992, I attended Gotland Art College, located on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Among the active artists teaching there, I was mentored by Helena Andreeff and Staffan Laurin, both inspiring me to pursue a career as a visual artist.
After a year in Los Angeles in 1995, I returned to Gothenburg where I continued painting and had solo shows at among other venues, Galleri Gibraltar and Galleri Viking.
In 1997, I moved to Malmö in the far south of the country which, except for a few year-long stays in the US, Asia, and Spain, I’ve called home ever since.
Travel has always played an important role in my life and my art is certainly a reflection of my visual and social impressions from around the world.
Last updated: November 2023