torstai 16. marraskuuta 2017

Busy year

So this year has been quite busy. Last May me and my man became parents :) we have an absolutely lovely baby girl!

Despite being a busy mom, I've been able to do all kind of art things. I've done several new paintings and currently I've started to do ink drawings. I've never really done those...tried them out a few times like 10-15 years ago and now suddenly I'm doing ink drawings again :)

Also, I'm redesigning my website and I have new channels to sell my art and art prints. More about those later :)



lauantai 5. elokuuta 2017

My art on Posterlounge.de

I'm now part of Posterlounge.de
If there is a certain painting you'd like to order as a poster, let me know and I'll upload it on my store :)

Posterlounge | Nadja Mikkilä

lauantai 13. toukokuuta 2017

HBF´17

Sometimes me and Asko get all dressed up ;) Here is us at the 10th and last Helsinki Burlesque Festival. It's been a tradition for us to attend the festival every year since 2012. 




maanantai 17. huhtikuuta 2017

New flower paintings

Here are a few new flower paintings. I originally made these for the last exhibition that I had :) these paintings are for sale and can be purchased from me. There are also several paintings at Galleria Fogga at the art loan service and for sale. So check out http://www.fogga.fi/ 

I think I've been doing these flower paintings now for 2 years and I'm still obsessed with these! I have new ones coming up already :)

These days I also have an IG account for just my art...usually that's the place where I post my art first: https://www.instagram.com/nadja_nami/


Under the stars, 100cm x 100cm, acrylic paint on canvas, 2017


Cherry, 70cm x 100cm, acrylic paint on canvas, 2017



























Spring, 70cm x 100cm, acrylic paint on canvas, 2017

maanantai 6. maaliskuuta 2017

Art gallery opening night

I currently have an exhibition in Helsinki at Galleria Fogga www.fogga.fi
It's still running this week (until 9.3) :)

Below are a few pictures from the opening night. I was really happy to be able to participate in the gallery now. It makes me eager to do even more art :)

Me and my painting "Memories".

Some of my paintings were already in the art loan department of Galleria Fogga

Buy art :D


    Jakke Haapanen, Eila Terttu Jaatinen, Aija Johansson, Mari Kopra, Marianne Matikka, Päivyt Niemeläinen, Eeva Salo, Nadja Mikkilä

Me and hubby Asko at the gallery opening

Twin brothers Duo Ylinen playing some beautiful finnish music (perfectly synchronized)

 

keskiviikko 15. helmikuuta 2017

Art gallery next weekend

I have a group exhibition coming up next weekendat Galleria Fogga
www.fogga.fi
https://www.facebook.com/GalleriaFogga/
There will be new abstract paintings, which I'll also post here soon.
The exhibition is called "Sinivalkoisia Sointuja"  which is pretty much "Harmonies in blue and white".


perjantai 6. tammikuuta 2017

Taidelainaamo (art lending services) at Galleria Fogga

Last year I had a group exhibition at Galleria Fogga in Helsinki www.fogga.fi
The gallery provides also some art lending services. I still have two paintings for sale/for lending at the gallery :)


perjantai 16. joulukuuta 2016

Midnight painting in its new home

A while ago I received some pictures of my flower painting "Midnight" in it's new home :)
I started out painting these flower paintings by making one for myself. My partner suggested I'd paint something for our bedroom and I made a cherry flower painting. So far I've sold almost all of them and there are more flower paintings on it's way.
Also 2 paintings are available at galleria Fogga  (http://www.fogga.fi/)

I'm fond of this living room wallpaper! I love stripes and sometimes I've painted these kind of wallpapers in my figurative paintings as backgrounds ;)


lauantai 15. lokakuuta 2016

Charity auction

So, I while ago I participated in a charity art auction by the Syria/Finland Foundation and Hagelstam&Co. I gave my painting "By the lake" for the auction and I'm happy to tell that my painting was sold :) The money went a 100% to children in need in Syria. I also met the famous "toy smuggler" Rami Adham at the event and a documentary of his work was shown for the audience. I wish there were more people like Rami on this planet and I told him so.

Here is an article and a video of the toy smuggler Rami Adham:
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/aleppos-children/toy-smuggler-rami-adham-brings-smiles-syria-s-children-n652501







keskiviikko 24. elokuuta 2016

Taiteiden yö 25.08 - Huutokaupalla APUA Syyrian lapsille-tapahtuma

Sorry, this time this post is only in finnish. I'm participating in art charity auction tomorrow in Helsinki.

Hei,

Huomenna 25.08 Taiteiden yönä olen mukana Helsingissä Suomi Syyria yhteisö ry:n taidehuutokaupassa. Taidehuutokaupan tuotot menevät sodan jaloissa elävien lasten hyväksi.

Huutokaupalla APUA Syyrian lapsille-tapahtuma, sai alkunsa sydämellisen kuvataiteilijan, Peter Valve n kanssa kydystä keskustelusta, jossa hän ehdotti Suomi Syyria yhdistykselle haluavansa lahjoittaa teoksiaan huutokaupattavaksi,varainkeruuta varten sodan jaloissa elävien lasten hyväksi. Tuo avaus käynnisti koko huutokaupan ajatuksen.

Nyt taidehuutokaupassa on monien suomalaisten taiteilijoiden lahjoittamia teoksia. Mukaan lukien Peter Valve, Juhani Palmu, Kai Stenvall, Marko Bowellan, Yordi Lara-Ochoa, Sampsa Sarparanta, Piia Lehti, Katariina Souri, Juha Soisalo, Riitta Nelimarkka, Manuella Bosco, Anette Tillander.

Olen myös itse lahjoittanut huutokauppaan yhden teoksen, ja olen huomenna paikan päällä (KLO 17.00-20.00 Bulevardinkatu 9, Hagelstam & Co ).

Tarkempaa tietoa tapahtumasta tässä:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1164960890221876/?active_tab=posts
Suomi Syyria yhdistys ry: https://www.facebook.com/ssyrelief/?fref=ts

Tapahtuman suojelijana toimii tasavallan presidentin puoliso Jenni Haukio.




lauantai 18. kesäkuuta 2016

Galleria Fogga - Elämä Voittaa 4.6. - 23.6.2016

So, as I mentioned in my earlier post I'm participating in a group show right now. Below are some pics from the gallery opening :) I have 5 paintings on display at the gallery. It's still open next week, so go and check it out if you are in Helsinki! :D

I was really happy that some friends came to the opening and also my cousin from Jyväskylä :) that was really a nice surprise! I'm so glad to be a part of this at show! The gallery is really beautiful and the location is fantastic!

4.6. - 23.6.2016
ELÄMÄ VOITTAA: Margit Hakanen, Raili Heikkinen, Marja Helo-Auer, Mari Juuti, Marja-Leena Karhunen, Leena Leppänen, Nadja Mikkilä, Arja Seppänen, Sari-Aino Tolonen, Tiinamari Vilkko
Galleria Fogga:
Pohjoisranta 8 B
00170 Helsinki
Finland
avoinna: ti-to  klo 11-18, pe klo 11-17, la klo 12-16, su klo 12-15




keskiviikko 1. kesäkuuta 2016

Galleria Fogga - Group Show

I have a group gallery show this month :D
The gallery opening is this Saturday! Come and say hi, and see my new flower paintings that will be on display and of course FOR SALE!

Galleria Fogga: www.fogga.fi


lauantai 28. toukokuuta 2016

London weekend

A while ago I went for the first time in my live to London.
We had a pretty brief long weekend visit. It was spring in London and beautiful weather and I definitly need to go there sometime again.

I had prepared myself to London a bit by watching all seasons of Tudors :D I know, I know...it's not 100% accurate but I still liked it.
I especially absolutely adore the actress Natalie Dormer, who so well played Ann Boylean.
So below you see a pic of me before the the Tower of London :)
I've also been reading Peter Ackroyds history of England...I wanted to read it before the trip but I've still got some chapters to go. I'm usually a fast reader but lately I've been busy and distracted by many things.

I definitly want to visit London someday again! A few days just wasn't enough.

All in all...I'm inspired by London :)


perjantai 15. huhtikuuta 2016

Iron Throne

Do I look good on the Iron Throne? Would I make a good queen for Westeros? :D
You can probably tell that I'm a huge fan of The Song of Ice and Fire and the Game of Thrones TV-series ;) Fantasy literature and fantasy art have been with me since my childhood. My first love at age 4 was "The Last Unicorn" animated movie, and later I read the book by Peter S. Beagle in 3 languages (finnish, english and german)...
Today George R.R.Martins Song of Ice and Fire is my favorit fantasy book series. I even met Mr Martin last summer here in Finland :) http://nadja-art.blogspot.fi/2015/07/archipelacon-weekend-and-epic-fangirl.html

See, I could just go on and on about fantasy literature and movies and TV series :D
Anyway, I mainly just wanted to show how cool I rule in my casual look ;)
(Some GOT cosplay would have been nice...but no time and money for it now)

GOT exhibition in Helsinki: http://nyt.fi/a1460606294205


sunnuntai 10. huhtikuuta 2016

upcoming paintings - flowers of course

Well, well...I'm painting once again new flowers ;) but I'm also thinking of doing portraits again...because it's nice to vary. Anyway...here are 2 sneak peeks of upcoming paintings :D