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  (

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:

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.


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:
Suomi Syyria yhdistys ry:

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
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:

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'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 :)

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:

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. are 2 sneak peeks of upcoming paintings :D

torstai 17. maaliskuuta 2016

Hamburg weekend

So last week me and hubby Asko and my sister had a short vacation to Hamburg :) I used to study graphic design in Hamburg and lived there years 2000-2005. I was also born in Hamburg, so it's a hometown for me :) my favorit city in the world.

We stayed at my friends place; with lovely people and cats surrounding us :) Below is me with a bigger cat :P

I'm planning a group exhibition in Helsinki for June. It will have some of my big flower paintings on display. I'll tell more when all contracts are signed etc :) but I'm happy to have an art exhibition soon! I've tried to arrange at least one every year.

tiistai 8. maaliskuuta 2016


New painting

Salome, 100cm x 100cm, acrylic painting on canvas

maanantai 7. maaliskuuta 2016

My art in their new homes :)

As you might have noticed, I've lately done a lot of flower paintings and I've now sold some of them.
I received pictures of 2 paintings in their new homes :)

It's so lovely to see my creations in their new homes. Both "Under the storm" and "Fading dream" are located in bedrooms. I'm sort of honoured that they are in bedrooms, since that's the most personal room in the house :) well, at least for myself. I also did a flower painting for our own bedroom, but ended up selling it too :D now I have to paint something for myself too.

maanantai 11. tammikuuta 2016

Fading dream

I'm working on my series of abstract flower paintings. This one is "Fading dream"

Fading dream, 100cmx100cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2016

perjantai 1. tammikuuta 2016


The last painting of 2015 is called "Moonlight". I tried to do a pink blueish cherryflower painting but it just somehow didn't work out. Below is one snap shot of that phase. I've grown a liking to pink lately, and I even have pink hair these days :)
...but you know inside, I'm always the gloomy girl, so that's why my attempt of a cheerful pink painting just turned sightly melancholic. But I am quite pleased how the painting turned out :)

Moonlight, 100cmx100cm, acrylic paint on canvas, year created: 2015