I have always loved nature - forests, trees, forest ponds, paths, flowers, spring flooding and everything which is beautiful. My grandmother’s flower fields on the hill and near the river bank, lovely roses and lilacs on her yard are the most beautiful memories of my childhood. My longing for beauty is the reason to create something beautiful.
I was already thirty years old when I started painting. It was 40 years ago when I bought my first oil paints, watercolors and pastels. I studied painting from books, at courses and exhibitions, and learned from other artists. My first solo exhibition was held in 2000. I started participating at exhibitions already in my early years as painter. For some years now I have painted mostly in watercolors and had several solo exhibitions in Finland and some of my watercolor paintings have been exhibited in Italy.
I find my painting subjects close to my home: the lake gives me many subjects. I also enjoy picnics in nature with my husband, taking lots of photos which I can use as reference for my paintings.
I truly enjoy following other artists’ works at exhibitions and in social media. They keep on inspiring me over and over again.
An Autumnal Strand
A Summer Evening
Pink Midsummer Roses
The sea is calming down
The storm is coming soon.
A grey day at the beginning of December 2021.
A spring stream 2023