I am from Finland, born in 1980 in the small town of Ekenäs on the southern coast of Finland. Growing up we traveled a lot as a family, mostly due to that half of my family lives in The Netherlands. (My mother is Finnish and my father is Dutch.) So it felt natural for me to move to The Netherlands to study art. I lived there for 4 years while I took my BA (bachelor) in Fine Art in Utrecht. A few years later I completed my studies with a year in Dundee in Scotland, where I got my MFA (masters of fine art).
In 2010 my husband got a job opportunity abroad, and what was supposed to be a year turned into almost 10 years in China. Then another opportunity came around, and since Christmas of 2019, we live in Whakatane on the north island of New Zealand.
We are now the proud owners of a little bit of land where we keep our own chickens, ducks, pigs, and of course, 3 cats to keep an eye on us all.
I have turned an old guest room in the garage into my studio. It is a dream come true to have a space like this dedicated to my art.
I love nature and wildlife, and I want to paint the sort of paintings that I would love to hang on my own wall. They should be like windows into the awesomeness that is nature. A short glimpse into the secret lives of birds, or a flower or landscape scene that wants you to stop and lose yourself in it for a minute or two.
I am fascinated by both realism and abstraction in art, so I am trying to find the perfect balance of both in my paintings.
Nothing planned at the moment.
2017 LingArt Gallery in Shanghai.
2015 Plumages. Ekenäs Nature Centre, Ekenäs/Finland.
2013 Fåglar och människor (Birds and people), Together with the sculptor Hillevi Latvalahti, Gallery Karaija, Inkoo/Finland
2009 Främmanfåglar (Unfamiliar birds), Town Hall Gallery of Hankoo, Hankoo/Finland
2007 Framträdande och försvinnande (Forthcoming and disappearing), Library of Ekenäs exhibition hall, Ekenäs/Finland
2006 Vertikalt ljus (Vertical light), Library of Ekenäs exhibition hall, Ekenäs/Finland
2016 On the wings of birds, a group exhibition with 4 other painters in Gallery Karaija, Inkoo/Finland.
2014 Birds inKaraija, a group exhibition with 9 other bird painters in Gallery Karaija, Inkoo/Finland.
2012 Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London. (October)
2008 Masters degree show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee/ Scotland
2008 Christmas show of the Art Association of Ekenäs, Library exhibition hall, Ekenäs/Finland
2006 Christmas show of the Art Association of Ekenäs, Library exhibition hall, Ekenäs/ Finland
2005 Christmas show of the Art Association of Ekenäs, Library exhibition hall, Ekenäs/Finland
2016 The painting 'The three musketeers' has been published in the American art magazine 'Cloth Paper and Scissors'.
2016 The painting 'You are beautiful' has been published in the book 'Art journey Animals - A collection of inspiring contemporary
masterworks' by North Light Books.
2015 The painting 'You are beautiful' winning entry of North Light Books / F+W Media art competition 'incite 3 - The Art of Storytelling',
and published in the book with the same name.
2015 4 of my art journal pages are featured in the book Art Journal Kickstarter published by North Light Books.
2014 The painting 'Sailing trip' winning entry of North Light Books / F+W Media art competition 'Incite 2 - Color passions' and published in
the book 'Incite 2 - Color passions, the best of mixed media'.
2014 Featured in the UK art magazine The Artist with a page from my art journal as the 'Editor's gallery choice' of the month.
2013 The painting 'Beyond the dark forest' winning entry of North Light Books / F+W Media art competition 'Incite - Dreams Realized'
and published in the book (and also made the cover of the book) 'Incite - Dreams Realized, the best of mixed media'.
2008 MFA - Master of Fine Arts, University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland (2007-2008)
2004 BA - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. (Utrecht School of the Arts) The Netherlands (2000-2004)