Do you accept commissions?
Generally, I do not. I did accept a number of commissions in 2015 to celebrate my 30th year in the hobby, but I doubt I will do so again (although you never know). I would make most likely make exceptions for certain resins, such as Orinocco, Stormwatch,(Trad) Independence, as well as a few others others... so it never hurts to ask! Just don't be disappointed or upset if I say no.
Why don't you paint more horses?
I am a very, very slow painter. My painting methods are incredibly time-consuming so it takes me forever to finish a model (up to two years is not unusual for horses painted in oils). I also prefer not to have too many projects going at once since it makes it harder for me to focus. On top of this I run a successful graphic design business which takes up most of my working hours, so the time I have for painting is extremely limited. Last but not least, my studio is more or less closed during September 30th-April 15th. I only paint using natural daylight, and Sweden does not get nearly enough during the winter months. With everything taken into account, I feel lucky I get any painting done at all.
Oils or airbrush?
Both, but not at the same time. I love both mediums and they each have their respective pros and cons. I much prefer to use oils for the smaller scales, such as Stablemates, since I have much more fine control. Airbrushing on the other hand takes much less time since I don't have to wait for the paint to dry. I do not do mixed media - it is either all oils or all acrylics from beginning to end.
Where do you advertise your models for sale?
On this website, via the Kalaa Studios Facebook account, and via my newsletter (you can also find a sign-up form at the bottom of the page). I do not advertise on MH$P and I do not sell via auction websites such as eBay.
What is a test piece?
Every once in a while I will use a Breyer or a Stone body (or, in rare cases, a resin) to experiment and test new things on. It can be a new paint formula, a new brand of something (paint, epoxy, primer, etc.), a new method of doing something, etc. Basically I am testing something of which I am unsure, and where the end result may end up quite different than what I expected. I will never sell test pieces that I think are of poor quality, but I may end up not putting an extravagant amount of work into them. In other words, they are often "simpler" pieces, and as a result they will be priced accordingly. All test pieces are signed as such under the belly, to ensure that future buyers are aware that the particular piece may not be work that I personally consider top of the line. The sale of test pieces are always final - I will not accept returns for any reason.
Do you accept time payments and/or trades?
For everything sales-related, please read my sales policies. They should answer all questions you may have. If anything is still unclear, please do not hesitate to contact me as I am always happy to answer questions.
How do you sign your models?
My earliest works were all unsigned. When I started signing my models I used "KALAA" + the year the piece was finished (i.e. KALAA '02) for a number of years. Nowadays I sign my models HJERPPE + year (i.e. HJERPPE '13). If you are unsure of whether or not a vintage piece was painted by me, give me holler. I have excellent recollection of all the pieces I have created, and I also have photos of almost every one.
Do you have a newsletter and/or a blog?
Both. You can subscribe to my newsletter here or by using the sign-up form at the bottom of this page. Please be aware that you will get a confirmation email you will need to respond to, and it sometimes ends up getting caught by spam filters. If you do not receive your confirmation email, please check your spam filter first. If you still can't find it, drop me a line and I will be happy to add you to the list manually.
As for the blog... I rarely find time to write, so the posts are VERY few and far between. You can find it here.
Do you do collaborative work?

Very emphatically: NO. There is exactly one existing exception (a Trad Catalina resin resculpted by Debbi LerMond) to my "no collaborations" rule, but that is definitely the only one. I simply do not want to put my name on something unless I have total control of the final result - as you might guess I'm a very perfectionistic Type A personality.

I sometimes sell or give away bodies I've been working on but that I've grown tired of. It is always with the understanding that my name may not be used with the piece in any way. I have had this policy for about 15 years or so, and several hobbyists can attest to this fact. The vast majority of people who buy or are gifted bodies honor this agreement, but unfortunately, a few unscrupulous individuals do not. If you should come across something that is advertised as some sort of collaborative work with my name attached to it, please be aware that the horse is described as such without my permission. I would appreciate if you would contact me if you see a piece advertised in such a manner as I will take immediate action (legal if necessary). Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about whether or not I consider a piece to be my work. I have excellent recollection of my past work and photos of almost all of them.

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