Born and raised in
It was my Finnish art teacher who encouraged me to start painting. She gave
me an old palette, some brushes and a number of paint tubes. After some years
of painting as a "hobby" I started in the sixties to study the
painting theory, first in
My inspiration I find often in the nature, this is part of my Finnish inheriting. In the nature there is an endless number of possibilities from the trees to snow and within the different seasons. My painting comes from my inside, that what I want to express and what is beautiful to show. The fact that I have lived in many places in this world has for sure influenced my work.
Were my first paintings more figurative and realistic now they are often much more abstract. Still I try to show within an abstract painting some figurative parts. I am using a lot of paint and large brushes and or palette knife and in this way the painting will come alive by itself.