Artist Statement

Finnish painter

I would describe my paintings as dreamlike and lyrical visions. They are combinations of direct observation and traces imprinted on my mind. In my paintings, I often deal with our temporal and physical experiences, and the human relationship with nature and history. A moving natural experience or snapshot from the world of social media may present itself to me as a fascinating observation.

In nature, trees in particular have always fascinated me. The beauty of their angular branches and bushy shapes. The calming, whispering sounds of trees - and sometimes their loud cracks. Those lyrical perceptions have made their way into my paintings through light and heavy strokes of the brush.

I am living in the heart of the most beautiful Southern Finnish nature ambiance where lakes and forest meet. The diversity of nature and its calm beauty make me see and create it in front of me with colour full brushstrokes. It is something very poetic and dreamlike that I feel and understand. But the world is just not only here where I found my inspirations. For example, I have been visiting China many times and I can find influences of Asian art in my handwriting. I am an observer. I paint about visions and mirroring them to two-dimensional surfaces with colours.