I live and work as a visual artist in Tampere, Finland. I paint with sumi ink and acrylic paint. My paintings are telling tales of everyday life even though they are somewhat abstract in nature. I strive to paint emotions and moods very simply with as little strokes as possible through lines and movements. Color is an additional element that allows me to deeper my subject matter and express my emotion more intensely. My style of painting is very intuitive which is why the preliminary thinking and observing is vital. Ink painting on paper is a delicate work; each stroke of the brush, each line and each shade of black and grey have to appear exactly in the right place and in the right form in order to achieve the right atmosphere.
I have begun my career as a bookbinder but the passion for artistic expression drove me first to immerse myself in the world of artistic books and later when I studied to become a visual artist at the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences painting has risen to be my primary form of expression. I'm member of the Finnish Painters' Union and Tampere Artists' Association in Finland.