Simona D'Auria

About me

Born in Italy near the Alps, I have lived for many years in the busy city London. In 2020, I moved to Sweden, my husband’s home country. We bought a red house in a small village surrounded by wild landscapes and endless forests, a long time dream of ours. This is where I found my wonderland and much inspiration for my art. 

​Animals are my best friends and nature is my only place to be. Hiking is my way to explore it, and photography is one of the means I use to record the fantastic stories that I am so lucky to witness during my excursions.

Some of these stories turn into illustrations too. Every day is an opportunity for a new project, the constant is always the natural world, the wilderness and the freedom I feel when I am in it.

​​I have a thing for reading and writing, in my blog you’ll find more about what’s behind my pictures, my life among the forests and my deep connection with nature and all its creatures, as well as the places I visit during my hiking tours, the animals I get to photograph and their adventures.

​​Nature in Sweden is simply gorgeous, you’ll find lakes, boundless mountains, the tundra, wetlands, highlands, and of course its endless beautiful forests. Some of them are bright and enchanted, some others as dark as the night. Don’t worry, bring a lantern and you’ll just see another kind of magic.

​I hope you will enjoy my work. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, request or just to leave me a feedback.

I’d really love to hear from you!​

Swedish cabin by a frozen misty lake

Thank you for visiting!

Hope to see you soon for more photos, videos and stories from the natural world of Sweden!