Raxu Helminen

Nickname: Raxu
Country: Finland - Role: Country admin
FabrianoInAcquarello 2023 Artist

Creativity is a gift, bringing joy and magic to my life. Thankful for this gift I want to express and share my joy of life and love for nature through my paintings. In addition to traditional watercolour paintings I also create watercolour batik paintings on japanese rice paper, and paint on the synthetic "paper",(YUPO) with watercolours. Monoprints/ monotypes in acrylics as well as linocuts and soft pastels are further media I use to express my ideas. I am constantly inspired by the wonders in our nature. On the other hand, ordinary everyday objects, especially abandoned or nostalgic ones, trigger my phantasy - resulting to artworks with a touch of fairytale and silent humour. I see paintings as visual stories, the same way I see stories as verbal paintings. I have a close and warm relationship with all my subjects and only paint what attracts me at the moment. I also believe in life-long learning; every sheet is my tutor!

Joy of life through art - art through joy of life!

Solo and group exhibitions since 2013 in Finland and abroad (CV on website)

Country Leader for Finland at FabrianoInAcquarello 2019 - 2022

Platform country Admin for Finland 2023

Education for every child

Smiling Rocks

The Treasure / Watercolour on Yupo

Apple trees are blossoming now_watercolour batik on rice paper_2015

After the Storm _ watercolour on YUPO 2019- 38x56 cm. Exhibited in Vöru, Estonia 2019

Selfie_watercolour on Arches_2017_ 38x56 cm. Exhibited at IWS Ecuador 2017 Biennale, in Quito and Ibarra

Same Tribe_ watercolour on Arches 300gsm_ 2020_ 38x56 cm

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