Born in the city of Trollhattan on the west coast of Sweden, Björklund’s biography is full of interesting experiences. Starting as a veterinary student, he worked as a psychiatric nurse and a prison night guard which profoundly influenced his oil paintings and watercolors. Finding inspiration in everyday life and things that surround him, of the great importance is his simple way of living in a modest, two centuries old farm house which he shares with his muse, Great Dane Solomon, and different mammals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, and rats. His paintings reflect the moods and characters of his animal friends, trying to remain his compositions simplistic in their expression. Mostly representing his pets and family members, he often uses the live study, but sometimes also employs the combination of photographs and memories. Painting exclusively figurative works, his pieces possess the certain physical and emotional tension visible through his almost surreal narratives emphasized by abstracted light and darts of color. Creating reflections of his own emotions through the depictions of the people and animals that surround him, Björklund’s figurative artworks cross the borders of the usual portrait, achieving the surreal dimensions. Trying different ways to apply paint, the painter has found brushes as the most convenient for his creative expression, and beside them, sometimes only uses the razor blade to scratch the paint off in certain places.