From an early age, Nils has been fascinated by surrealist art and as an adult was inspired by artists such as Bosch, Bacon, and Max Ernst but also just as much by Caravaggio, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt.
Nils Ekwall is educated at Målarskolan Forum and Grafikskolan Forum in Malmö (now Malmö School of Art) 1975 – 78.
In addition to his fantasy pictures, Nils also paint portraits by commission.
He works in both pencil, watercolor, gouache, and oil and has been leading courses in painting and drawing in Ekerö, where he lives and works since 1985.
Ekwall has exhibited fairly extensively around the country since 1977 and is represented at Malmö Museum and in various municipalities and county councils. In 2009 h was assigned to Ekerö Municipality’s cultural scholarship.