1. Ateljee Kaisa Lamminpää-Raekallio - Kuopion Konepaja
Pohjolankatu 1, Kuopio
I am Kaisa Lamminpää-Raekallio, a 44-year-old freelance artist and mother of two young boys. I work in a multidisciplinary field through my business name Valontanssi. I live and work in Kuopio, North Savo. My studio is located in VR's old locomotive depots, in the Konepaja artist community.
I am currently working on my beloved, fascinating and endlessly inspiring visual art by painting.
My painting process is very intuitive. I am inspired by emotions, moods, nature, dreams, colours, music. Sometimes I try to decide something about the outcome beforehand, but usually my painting process always takes me by surprise and the end result is surprising even for me. The flow of painting is something where I feel I can open the curtains between worlds.
I started my artistic path through fine arts at the Savonlinna Art High School Fine Arts Department and the Ikaalinen School of Crafts and Art industry, but dance took over my life and I graduated from the Kuopio Academy of Music and Dance.
With the birth of my second child, Toivo, my passion for painting returned with renewed vigour. Expression through movement and dance freed my painting in a whole new way and I am still on that journey of discovery!
In addition to painting, I am also working on a multi-art installation called Tanssiva Maalari with my partner, my husband, musician Antti Raekallio.
2. Johanna Turunen - Suunnittelupaja Sulatto
Sortavalankatu 2, Joensuu
Johanna Turunen is a visual artist living and working in Joensuu. She works with painting, photography, ceramics, and silkscreen printing. She works with many emotions and feelings in her artistic work through for example statue themed pieces.
3. Anneli Kokon työhuone
Koskikatu 6, Joensuu 10
I work in textile and art methods. My recent works are acrylic and gouache painting. In theme I explore clothes and chlotelike themes.
4. Kuvataiteilija Miia Rosenius
Olli Tiaisentie 16, Kontioranta
I’m a visual artist and an art educator. I live in Kontioniemi which is located in Kontiolahti, North Karelia. I make art in various methods. Including three dimensional elements and space my art work is often installations. Also drawing and printmaking have always been part of my expression. I have worked in many community and environmental art projects. I think it is important that art can be part of our everyday life and different communities can be actively involved.
5. Outi Piiroinen
Luostarinvaarantie 18, Kovero
I am a visual artist from a small village in North Karelia. The rich nature and peace surrounding my home are an endless source of inspiration for my art. I identify as a drawer, even though I work versatilely with different techniques. For me, art is a way to structure my thoughts and take a stand on the phenomena of the time. Humanity, Finnishness and our nature relationship are often recurring topics. In my works, people and birds, nature and the built environment and different perspectives are mixed. Absurd visual worlds with rich details are characteristic for my artistic expression.
6. Kuvataiteilija Kaisa Jussilan ateljee
Kannaksentie 587a, Onkamo
I am a printmaker and fine artist. I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki year 2006. I live in Tohmajärvi, North Karelia. As a child my biggest wish was to become an artist . I drew everywhere and all the time. Drawing is still a starting point of my work. I search a line from a form and a form from a line. I work widely with printmaking techniques: etching, aquatint, drypoint, stone lithography and serigraphy. The other important field is three dimensional expression. I make ceramics and paper sculpture. Works are combination of printmaking, sculpture, drawing and painting.
In my art I connect imagination, fairy tales and mysticism. The opposites are nature and everyday life.
7. Alexandra Lindqvist - Sappion luomutila
Pikkusappiontie 21, Juva
Jag är smyckeskonstnär och sedan 2016 bosatt i Juva. Redan som barn var jag oerhört intresserad av att tillverka smycken och år 2009, i.o.m. min artesanexamen inom smyckesten och ädelmetall, blev hobbyn ett yrke. Till en början fokuserade jag på traditionella guldsmedstekniker i mina smycken, men ganska snabbt längtade jag efter mera frihet och nya tekniker. Under mina artenomstudier inom handledningsverksamhet lärde jag mig ett dussintal olika hantverkstekniker och fick verktyg för ett friare uttryck. Viktiga element i mina smycken är stark tredimensionalitet och rikligt användande av färger. De senaste åren har jag fördjupat mig i tuftning, där man med hjälp av en speciell tuftningsnål eller tuftpistol och tråd skapar en ryaliknande yta. Med hjälp av denna teknik skapar jag tredimensionella, skulpturala textila verk.
8. Mari saravo Art
Kasarminkatu 3, MIKKELI
Mari Saravo has been a full-time artist since 2020. Saravo's studio is located in Mikkeli, on the ground floor of the art gallery GalleriAri. The studio is both a workspace and a gallery. Saravo's works are mainly painted, using acrylic paints. The style is light, pop-art, colourful and vibrant. The works have a joy, a sly wit and evocative details. Saravo has led art workshops and has participated in several art exhibitions in the region.
9. Anni-Sofia Knuuttila - Taiteiden Talo
Telkänkatu 2, Imatra
I’m a visual artist living and working in Imatra, South Karelia. My main means of expression are painting and woodcut techniques. The process of making art is a way to make sense observations about myself and the world surrounding me. The same themes repeat through out my works, like selfportrait and identity, childhood memories and ambiences, strong symbolism and layered textures. I express with my art who I am as a person and give answers to my viewers to the same questions about themselves.
9. Eva Mäkelä - Tainionkosken Taiteiden Talo
Telkänkatu 2, Imatra
Eva Mäkelä (b. 1989, Porvoo)
I am a sculptor living and working in Imatra. I currently use a variety of materials, such as metal and polymer clay, to create unique, repulsive, and even frightening sculptures. My goal is to challenge the viewer to face unpleasant sensations as well; and while my works are macabre or disgusting, you can also find sympathy and even cuteness in them.
9. Heidi Suikkanen
Telkänkatu 2, Imatra
My name is Heidi Suikkanen (b.1987) and I am a visual artist from South Karelia, Finland. Drawing has always played a significant role in my life. For me, drawing is same like it was in my childhood: escaping to my imaginary world. I get my inspiration from ordinary environments and objects and also from nature. I like to draw machines and things in a weird and humorous way. My drawings are characterized by a lively and rich line and a surreal atmosphere.
9. Olli Tammi - Ateljee
Telkänkatu 2, Imatra
I am a visual artist and I specialize in sculpture, but I work with other methods and materials in a wide areas without any real restrictions. The content focuses on people and humanity, as well as the challenges that come with living and because of this the works are usually figurative and representational.
9. Tuukka Teponoja - Tainionkosken Taiteiden Talo
Telkänkatu 2, Imatra
I am a visual artist and cartoonist living and working in Imatra. My work is characterised by collage-likeness and experimental narrative forms. The approaches and ways of creating my works vary in open-minded and unpredictable ways, from comics to audiovisual installations and readymade. Lately, I've been interested in the possibilities of spatial narrative. During the event, I will discuss about my work and have practical demonstrations and a small exhibition.
9. Valokuvaaja Hanna Koikkalaisen työhuone
Telkänkatu 1, Imatra
I am a photographer (MA, Aalto University/Taik) and my work deals with memories, memory, folklore, history and the relationship with nature. In addition to photography, I have studied cultural history and documentary film and combine these fields in my projects. My work involves a lot of background research such as reading, interviews and archival work.
10. Viivi Kiiskisen työhuone
Tainionkoskentie 3, IMATRA
Welcome to visit my pink studio in Imatra! I am a visual artist (AMK) working in South Karelia, working with textiles, installations and various public art projects. I use a lot of ready-made and recycled materials in my works. So the red thread in my work is pink!
11. Atelje Kullberg
Kyyrölänkatu 22, Imatra
I work with metal, painting and to some extent with graphics. I have been the teacher in charge of painting in Imatra University of Applied Sciences.
I am now working in the studio with an upcoming exhibition. I test different materials in painting and try to utilise them in my art.
Cutting metal and bending from 2D disc to 3D sculpture is the main theme in sculpture work.
12. Anu Kudjoi - Loitsu Creations
Sinkkikatu 14 B, Imatra
I am Anu Kudjoi, a seamstress and artisan from Imatra. I do custom work, art textiles and my own small Loitsu Creations clothing collection. I work with recycled textiles by sewing and dyeing them with reactive dyes. I also do seamstress work, ie repairs and custom sewing. I work as part of the Cooperative Vuoksen Taitajat, which I also chair.
Using recycled textiles is important to me. Cotton production is already the world's second largest environmental problem. I mainly use old t-shirts and sheets. I make e.g. dresses, skirts, jackets, bags and wall hangings by sewing and dyeing them,
I travel a lot at events with colleagues selling my products and often also performing as the other party of the Korvenloitsu poetry song duo. In addition, I reach customers in my studio, on social media and in my little online store.
13. Reetta Harmaalan kotiateljee
Mellonkatu 12, Imatra
I am visual artist Reetta Harmaala. I work in Imatra. My art is symbolistic and there is always a story behind the picture or jewellery. I´m illustrating my mindviews and I make the unreal real. My main forms of expression are the various techniques of graphic art and drawing. My favourite materials are plywood and copper.
14. Antti Nieminen - Rehulan ateljeepaja
Mantereentie 934, Taipalsaari
I am a master blacksmith, goldsmith and sculptor working across a wide range of fine art, design, jewellery and architecture.
In my artistic work I seek to communicate in many different ways. A work of art must create a dialogue with the environment in which it is placed and with its perceiver, a dialogue that can be contrasting, leading or emphasising. I draw inspiration from the human relationship with the environment, whether natural, built or social. I actively pursue the application of the percentage principle to all construction and seek to find new avenues for visual art.
15. Maria Nuutinen - Taidekeskus Itä
Valtakatu 66, Lappeenranta
I am a jewellery artist from Lappeenranta. My work consists of jewellery, objects and photographs, which I often use to create an installation in the exhibition space. My way of working is investigative and I get the themes of my works from observing everyday life. People, jewellery, concepts of beauty and human behaviour in general are my favourite subjects and inspire me to work year after year. I use a lot of different craft methods in my work. Enamelling is one of my favourite techniques, which I have used a lot in recent years.
16. Leena Katriina Ehrling
Mäntyläntie 6 , Lappeenranta
I am Leena Katriina Ehrling, I graduated as a visual artist in 2016 from Saimaa University of Applied Sciences. In autumn 2022 I started my studies of public art at LAB University of Applied Sciences. I live and work in Lappeenranta. I have always drawn and painted. Sometimes life brought me a break from working, but when I became a visual artist as an adult, art became an integral part of my life. I paint mostly with oil or acrylic paints on canvas and board, sometimes using ink on paper as a medium. My colour palette is quite limited. I use broken and earthy colours, which I freshen up with subtle pastel shades. At times, my work is harsh and precise, at other times free and luscious. The brushstroke varies and I leave it at that.
17. Niina Luoma - LUOMA design
Kitulantie 92, Kannusjärvi
My name is Niina Luoma, the designer and entrepreneur behind LUOMA design. I design products, which all have my colourful and playful illustrations in common. My product range consists among others of handprinted tote bags and jewelry, accessories and decoration products. LUOMA design products are handmade at my work studio in the Hamina countryside, from which nature many of my illustrations have also gotten their inspiration.
17. Pauli Luoma - Galleria Luoma
KITULANTIE 92, Kannusjärvi
Pauli Luoma, oil painter. Paintings " with 35 years of experience and more than two thousand sold paintings". Around 80 solo exhibitions throughout Southern Finland and his own studio-gallery, Galleria Luoma, established and operating since 1999.
18. Saara Vainion työhuone
Rauhankatu 8 , Hamina
I’m a 45-year old art teacher and painter from Hamina. My paintings are realistic - this style of painting comes naturally and easy to me. My paintings are about fairy tales and everyday life coming together in a special form of magical realism. The model for my paintings is my little daughter. For the last few years I’ve been painting with watercolours, but I’m also planning on trying other painting techniques to express myself.
18. Taidehuone Anniina Loiske
Rauhankatu 8, Hamina
I am a ceramic artist, and I live and work in Hamina. In my art, I search humanity, existence and its all-encompassing noetic dimension. Through my works, I look for confluencies between making and thinking. I do what ever manifests through me.
I teach ceramics at the Hamina civic college and the Hamina visual arts school. I'm a member of the Hamina Art Society and was selected for the Konstrundan event in 2022.
I have participated in seven group exhibitions. Currently I am working on my second solo exhibition.
19. Eija Ylinen-Virtanen ateljee
Mäkeläntie 111, Neuvoton
My former career as a carpenter changed to a painter after I became ill with asthma. My training at the Repin Institute gave me a solid foundation. I like to paint with both watercolours and oil paints of everything around me. My subjects are the beauty of nature, people and sometimes sadness. Among the materials, wood and hand crocheted lace have often ended up in my works. Tree butterflies from different types of wood are my enduring favourites. I have had several group and solo exhibitions. I am a member of the Kotka Artists' Association.
20. Riikka Kronström-Johanssonin ateljee
Sammonkatu 16, Kotka
I have been working as artist from 1993. I rented then an art studio and my opportunities overtaked than earlier. I had occasion to proggress. I learned art and started to do nontraditional artwork with new techniques. I had also new goals in art.
Now my style is very strong and colourful. I use very many matherials as ceramic peaces, iron wire, resycle material, wood, glas, for example. I make big artworks outside and smaller inside houses.
I am very hardworking. In a year 2022 I had five exhibitions and now 2023 I have four - five. I do almost all new artworks to every exhibition.
When you are coming to my studio we can drink a nice cup of coffee, talk about ceramic and how we can unit all matherials together.
21. Heta Kananen - Vanha Paloasema ateljeet
Kirkkokatu 13, Kotka
I am a graphic artist from Kotka. I mainly do metal graphics, combining etchings and monotypes. My works become unique through the combination of different methods. I enjoy and like to relax in nature and my works contain elements of my experiences. Animals often appear in my subjects, most recently birds and the wild rabbits in my yard. The moods and changes of season and time of day contribute to the whole, bringing a strong sense of emotion to the work.
21. Minerva Martinoff - Vanhan Paloaseman ateljeet
Kirkkokatu 13 , Kotka
I am a graphic designer with a heart for peace work, science, social impact and ethics. As a counterbalance to illustrating books (Rosebud/Umpihanki), I paint, make collages and sew in my studio at Paloasema. Welcome to visit my workspace, I'll put a kettel on.
22. Kaarnakuu - Työhuone Naakka
Satamakatu 4, Kotka
I am Lotta-Leo, aka Kaarnakuu. For me it is important to reflect nature, happy things and queerness in my work. I intend to mimimize the risks of environmental hazards and strains by finishing all my materials up to final piece of plastic or a stump of metal yarn.
I use my own photography and art in my jewelry. Art I use is a collaboration with local artists. This way their art follows you in your daily routines and offering the luxury of everyday life to you. In Konstrundan I am going to exhibit all the different stages of jewel production.
22. Maija Laajalahti - Työhuone Naakka
Satamakatu 4, Kotka
It is important for me to bring joy through my art. My art is not serious and it can be cherised with a laugh. As an artist, I feel it is my duty to bring joy to people's day. There can never be too much of it. I find the subjects of my art in everyday recycled objects, animals, nature and popular culture. I am particularly fond of cat themes.
My style is very diverse. My different collections look different from each other and that does not matter. They reflect the momentary inspiration and mood in my studio. I want to bring more recycling into my works every year, and currently, my great source of inspiration is streamers and balloons.
Konstrundan event is an opportunity for me to showcase the material used to create art and what kind of works are being created. It's fun for me to open the door to the curious once a year to see what the life and work of an artist is all about.
22. Udi Salmiaitta - Työhuone Naakka
Satamakatu 4, Kotka
I am a watercolourist from Kotka. My artistic work focuses on the local, local environment and deep ecological themes. I choose wilted plants as models, for which there is rarely room even within botanical painting. My paintings function as artistically independent works, but they are also a documentation of the wild flora of Kotkansaari at a time when human-induced species loss in nature is worse than ever.
23. Lasipaja Marjut Kalin
Pietari Lyötintie 145B, 145, Lyöttilä
I am a craftsman, glass artist and conservator. I have studied art therapy and practiced relaxation with sound bowls. I conserve stained glass and make my own works for exhibitions and commissioned work for various locations. Sometimes I also teach. I live with my family in the country, in the middle of forests and fields, it's good to draw inspiration from here and listen to your own thoughts. At the goldsmith's table, I combine glass with precious metals to make jewelry, or with the forcing technique, I might combine metal with the thin-walled crushed glass sculpture technique, Páte de verre, to create a work.
24. Vuokko Salmenkivi / Artvuorela
Iitintie 810, Iitti
I am visual artist, that just moved to Iitti from Kotka. I work with acrylic paints and painting knifes. I usually find my motive in nature and landscape. I studied portrait painting in Repin-Institut, where russian art teachers from State Academic Institute of Fine Arts from Saint Petersburg teached us in Kotka. My newest method is photo encaustic using my own art photos. Today I leave and work in 1840 built log house, where I have my own gallery and studio.
24. Johanna Ärje - ArtVuorela
Iitintie 810, Iitti
I’m Anna Johanna, a passionate knitter. In 2020, I decided to live my dream and gave up my academic career, turning into a full-time knitwear designer. My designs have been published in Finnish and international magazines. My book, Strands of Joy, has been an international success. It has been translated into English, German and Korean. My style is timeless but there’s always a romantic vibe. During Konstrundan, I’m showing my knits, printed patterns and the book. I will also host a knit night.
24. Liisa Lehtonen / Art Vuorela Itis
Iitintie 810, Iitti
If you have clothing concerns, you must come to Roopetex!
I founded Roopetex as a custom tailor in 1990. The late Scottish terrier Roope still lives on in the company's name and logo.
My passion for natural materials, design and quality has not disappeared over the years. - On the contrary, the use of Finnish ecological and silky soft reindeer skin has increased year by year, either in a single color or, for example, in a floral pattern.
Individual reindeer skin clothes representing sustainable development are timeless, wear-resistant and long-lasting.
From reindeers in the north, just for you!
25. Matti Vesanen / Lahden vanha haulitehdas
Mattilanmäenpolku 3, Lahti
I am a sculptor based in Lahti. My sculptures offer a window into moments that condense time and emotions. I try to capture the experience that everything is at the same time fleeting and eternal. I want to convey a glimpse of an emotion or a memory that simultaneously remais and escapes us: with the human figure I can stop time while also studying its irrevocable passing. An everyday gesture or movement may contain whole worlds that get recreated by the people looking at the sculpture.
26. Anneli Kokkonen- As Oy Kolkanmäki, takapiha
Kirkkokatu 13, Lahti
I was about 7 years old, when my father began to teach me to paint landscapes from Lake Saimaa. I worked years in Finland and Norway as a drafting technician and because of work and children I couldn't paint as much as I wanted.
After returning to Finland I saw paintings of Martti Innanen and Lea Pihkala. Their paintings were full of humour, colour, joy and messages. I fell in love with Naive Art.
After that my life changed drastically, I only wanted to paint and study more. I started painting my life experiences. Finnish summer dance and sauna culture as well as swimming in crystal bright waters; lakes, rivers and ponds are often the subject matter in my paintings. Some of my paintings are influenced by my volunteer work that I did for 30 years at the international winter sports events as an attache. Also ice swimming in the blue moment of wintertime is important to me. The topics of my paintings of the local history of Lahti support my work as a guide and vice versa. Creating art has literally saved my life. Hard times have turned into good times.
I am still a development-oriented optimist.
I have taught Naive painting with oil paints and washing techniques at several art workshops and Adult Colleges.
The colour of gouache and ink changes the shape of the work greatly during the process. My washing technique is suitable e.g. for poetry book illustrations. In washing techniques the fast result is also fascinating.
27. Jaana Tirkkonen / Nukeri
Svinhufvudinkatu 23 A 4. Krs, Lahti
I make individual handwoven rag bags from recycled cotton and leather. I use traditional rag rug working methods, applying them to today's product.
27. Sari Kettunen Art
Svinhufvudinkatu 23 A, Lahti
I am a textile artist from Lahti and I make art by weaving and embroidering. I want to help my customers create comfortable homes and premises with the help of responsibly produced textile art. My artworks are inspired by both old stories and the wonderful nature around us. I enjoy the technical side of fabric weaving and the limitations caused by technology, which I always want to overcome. I want each of my works to be meaningful and skillfully executed.
28. Aino Ulmanen
Kilpisentie 293, Kankkila
My painting process is intuitive and expressive. Weather phenomena, caused by global warming, tornadoes, etc. are the subjects of my paintings.
The ash of my painting material is genuine, passionate and firm.
The ash paint manufacturing process is comprehensive. I burn all types of wood separately, so I can keep the tones pure.
To me, ash is more like a pigment from which I mix my colors. Like a stream of life that carries along. In the afternoons, the feeling explodes on the canvas. Ashes in paintings, color swirls, storms, drips and smokes. Shades of grey, brown and black turn bluish and reddish, sensitively hear through each other, collide with fury.
29. Pia Hynninen - PianKera
Koskenkyläntie 829, Myrskylä
I am an artist and a ceramicist. I graduated as a visual artist from the Pekka Halonen Academy in 2003 and as a ceramic artisan from Axxell Kuggomm in 2012. I sell my visual art from my studio as well as from the online gallery Taiko. You can come and buy my ceramics in my workshop boutique or at the market where I visit in the summer, I will announce them on my website. Ruosteinen Kuu sells my modern ceramics at the Kellokoski ironworks.
30. Jenny Olkkonen
Vanhapappilantie 18, Ruotsinpyhtää
I am Jenny Olkkonen (née Suhonen), a painter born in Helsinki and later settled in Loviisa. I mainly work with painting and drawing. In my art, there is an effort to describe something invisible and experience the sacred; I describe borderlands and create mysteries. I am currently painting with tempera technique and watercolors and preparing for an exhibition in December.
31. Jaakko Stick / Galleria Jokin' Hommansbyntie 158 Skinnarby (Loviisa)
Hommansbyntie 158 , Skinnarby
Surrealist Jaakko Stick's works often feature eyes and teeth. This is exactly what brings intelligence, because all the eyes and teeth appearing in the works are wisdom teeth.
Brain sea diver Jaakko Stick has been holding his breath in the surreal ocean for almost a couple of decades while trying to fill absurdism with his wellies rubber boots. Delusions into reality are history. Welcome to an art experience that causes laughter and confusion at the same time.
32. Jari Matti Karhula / Ateljee Kerttula
paavalinkyläntie, 655, Loviisa
My work background is advertising graphic designer/AD. After moving from Helsinki to Loviisa about 10 years ago, I have had time to pursue my dream of making my own art: plastic design (clay) and paintings using different techniques. In my profession, I have focused on visuality and the exact content of the images. Now when I "brief" myself on my own art works, it is very useful. Come and see what is being done here in Loviisa's beautiful countryside. Welcome!
32. Luru Hirva / Ateljee Kerttula
paavalinkyläntie, 655, skinnarby
My work background is advertising designer AD, graphic designer. Image and visuality and influencing them have always been one of the cornerstones of my work. Since 2016, I have mainly focused on making art. Now I mainly do ceramics, sculpture and watercolor paintings. I make all ceramics in to unique pieces. I am inspired by the nature around me, from which I get a lot of energy, good feeling and creativity in my life. The diversity and beauty of the female body is a recurring theme in my painting works. My watercolors often feature birds from the surrounding area. In birds, I am attracted by their fragile beauty combined with the strength that even enables migration to the other side of the world.
34. Tero Maksimainen - Loviisan Taideverstas
Pohjoinen Tullitie 16-18, Loviisa
I am a sculptor and ceramist. I am fascinated by organ forms. I study an interaction between inner and outer forces in material. Living surface springs sculptures and ceramic objects to life.
35. Merita Koskimies / Studio Koskimies – Loviisan Vanha meijeri
Chiewitzinkatu 13 A 4 , LOVIISA
I have worked as an artist since 1991, and have gotten my artistic education in Finland, the Czech Republic, and Italy. As a young artist, I delved into performance art and conceptual art, which I studied in Prague at Akademie Výtvarných Umění v Praze, led by Miloš Šejn. At the Prague Academy, I later also studied figure painting with Prof. Antonín Střížekin. This led to figure painting becoming one of my most recognized techniques. However, the intensity, drama, and gestures derived from the physical performance have always been preserved in my paintings.
The traditions of Italian art have had a strong influence on my work. In 2006 I started studies at Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, led by Prof. Andrea Granchi. I studied at the Department of Book and Film Arts, whose teachings
focused on multimedia expression and the heritage of the avant-garde, as well as extensively on the expression of contemporary art. I delved more and more into art objects and painting on various media such as Libro d’Arte, ink
painting, and fresco painting. I see in my paintings a connection to calligraphy, morphology, and informalism.
36. Elina Mieskolainen / Spin a Yarn
Rikevägen 395, Lovisa
I am Elina, musician, dance teacher, and Body & Mind instructor – and handicraftsman.
My atelier, ”Spin a yarn”, which is about 50 m2 big, got ready in summer 2018 and at the moment I have excellent working conditions.
The central idea of my work is to produce unique textiles with natural or recycled fibres in sustainable manner. I aim to make products which are meant to be used many years, not just one season. Beside wool, linen and recycled cotton I use in minor scale also bamboo, silk, alpacka and hemp. I am absolutely not interested in artificial fibers, I find them dead.
Out of handicraft techniques I use the most weaving and knitting. With knitting my favourite technique is intarsia which resembles painting a picture and maybe that is why it appeals to me most.
I started weaving about 18 years ago and at the moment I own five looms. In weaving I find unexpected combinations between the material and pattern very fascinating – there you have endless possibilities and things to learn for the rest of your life.
37. Heini Lehväslaiho Galleria Solis
Niinkoskentie 2, Koskenkylän saha
Master of Arts, TaiK 2001
I’m making my visual art on a small farm called Solis in Koskenkylä, Loviisa. Moving from Helsinki based photographer profession to the country side six years ago allowed me to delve into the arts. I have my workspace and framing room in a former cow house with a small summer gallery in a stonewalled milk room.
My subjects are mainly animals although I feel like I’m portraying the collective experience of us humans through them. By inspiration I’m using different mediums like acrylics, aquarelle, crayon; also finding inspiration from nature materials and the use of plastic or wooden animal statuettes.
My latest work has been paintings of a small creature called Anyone Anyonesson that will end up in a book with her adventures.
In Konstrundan I am presenting especially my watercolor works of cows that I started to draw when I was familiarizing my dogs to local fauna.
38. Jan Henriksson - Galleria ArtMarina
Eidisvägen 261, Stor-Pellinge
My animal sculptures are a result of my nature experiences and ideas as well as my professional background as a taxidermist and and wildlife film photographer. The art of sculpture became familiar to me already during the conservator training and has over the years resulted in a large number of figures. The newest model, fountain with otter, frogs and nute, was completed in the winter of 2022-2023. The skulptures are cast in concrete and many of them get their individual patination already in the studio.
38. Terttu Schroderus-Gustafsson / Galleria ArtMarina
Eidisvägen 261, Stor-Pellinge
Lights and colors have always been important for me and they are an inexhaustible sources of inspiration. I usually use and mix various materials and techniques, such as tempera painting, water colors and bees vax. Today I´m also using akrylic painting on rough (pasta) canvases. My topics include strong rough nordic landscapes and colorful landscapes of the South.
39. Tarja Heikkilä / Risupiha
Saukkolahdentie 12, ILOLA
Big changes often start by chance: years ago I found a birch branch on the ground and when I twisted it around it became a small bird's nest in my hands. That same spring, I heard about the course in making trays from birch twigs. I learned a simple basic way of working; the flat dish was created from twigs and iron wire. After gaining momentum, the hands built more trays, baskets and pot covers. There were enough birch branches in the countryside. Little by little the branches challenged me to bolder works. Each job increased skills and opened opportunities to combine different techniques and develop new ones.
Over the years, I have held numerous knitting exhibitions and courses in different parts of Finland. I have also built a Risupiha next to my home. I hold courses there and my scrap work is exhibited. In 2009, my first book Risuja ja rautalanka was published. In the book Kaunista koivurisuista, published in 2014, I continue to create new traditions of rice work, and in 2019 a book was published entirely dedicated to rice birds called Birds from birch branches.
In the spring of 2019, I took a step towards larger works. Then my invitation exhibition was Risu's bending magic at the Kondase center in Viljandi, Estonia. I got inspiration for my exhibited works from Paul Konda's naive paintings.
The starting point for my work is the materials found in the nearby nature, mainly birch twigs. Lately I have also been working with wild willow, willow bark and plants that are suitable for braiding in the home garden.
40. Susanna Salama - Open studio in the old school
Venjärventie 1 b1, Ilola
Since very young age I have been always drawing. Currently my main medium is oil painting. My style is often surrealistic. I paint figurative paintings. Some recurring elements in my paintings are; music, portraits, landscapes, reflections and naked figures. My favorite artists are surrealistic painters. I am interested in the symbiosis of different means of expression and representing art in non-commercial environments. I have also been working on sound-art pieces and play saxophone and guitar.
41. Reeta Tuoresmäki / Galleri Postbacken
Gamla Viborgsvägen 12, Borgå
I work as a set and costume designer. I'm at my best in opera productions, but I'm happy to work in all areas of the performing arts.
Over the summer of 2023 I will be an artist-in-residence at Postimäki in Porvoo. During the stay I will create costumes for a children's dance performance, that will have its premiere in October 2023 in Helsinki. The sketches and costumes will be on display at Konstrundan.
I have completed my studies at different universities in Finland and Lithuania.
42. Helena Rajalinna - Galleria Skolan
Veneenrakentajantie 5, Kråkö
I have been doing art all my life, but the last 4 years I have been able to do it full time.
I get excited doing art with different techniques, especially painting with oil, watercolour and recycled materials as well as graphics have a special place in my heart.
I blieve in the therapeutic magic of art, it´s healing abilty in individual and group processes. Most rewarding is the process itself and the moment you realize something new.
43. Sirkka Turkki / Satukaupunki Ruusulinna
Sillvikintie 172, Tolkkinen, Porvoo
Art studies: Art College Stockholm in the 1960s. Art and environmental education teacher TAIK (Helsinki Art School 1990). I have guided various art circles in Salla Civic College, Kuopio, Helsinki, the women's shelter in the Ga-Rankuwa slum, Pretoria, Kathmandu, Nepal at an orphanage. I have organized exhibitions in libraries, in SPR's blood donation room in Helsinki, in the Akademiska bookshop and in the Hotel Tornis Ateljebar. For the past 18 years, I have exhibited at my summer cottage in Sillvik, Borgå. I paint with a palette knife with oil paints and watercolors.
44. Francesca Mascitti Lindh / ATELJE´ QUATTRO
Ågatan 23, Borgå
I am 91 years old and still active as an artist. I still have the creative joy and now work with painting pictures, creating jewelry and ceramics. Have a studio together with my daughter at Ågatan 23 in Borgå. I purchased a ceramic oven when I turned 90. My daughter who does glass art, can also use the oven to make fused glass.
Right now I have an exhibition at Kulturhuset Grand, which runs until the end of March.
45. Anna Stolzmann - Kulturhuset Grand
Biskopsgatan 28, Borgå
As a visual artist, I seek the truth through what I do and what I see. I believe that today it is really important to be able to focus on watching without a ticking clock. As a visual person, I find it important to break away from all explanations, interpretations and definitions. In my process, I don't see boundaries, but everything forms a whole that shares the same light sources, with shadows. That thought is comforting in this age of individualism.
46. Arttu Halkosaari / Aseman Paja
Vanha Hämeenlinnantie 2, Porvoo
I combined forging with modern plasma cutting to create sculptures that focus on the tactile experience the viewer gets while they interact with them. The interaction between my work and the viewer is highly touch based, as having differently textured sections provide the viewer with more ways of interacting with my work than just visual.
47. Heidi Krogerus / Galerie Kroger
Källgränd 3, Borgå
New blood in Porvoo and at the same time the whole world's art scene
I enter the field of art - not as inexperienced, but as a free artist outside institutions. My style could be best described as post-impressionistic, with the French school present in it. My works also show the years spent abroad, with particular influence from Indian color use. The core of my art is the human, sensory world; in this time of constant stimuli one can quiet down by my work and return to a more genuine confluence.
Still, the subject defines the expression in my work.
The task of my art is to celebrate the beauty of nature without succumbing to despair in the midst of all loss. I depict what is sacred to me, and each picture is like an altar piece. I want to maintain a discourse on the distorted relationship between man and nature in the Anthropocene era. Every year, I paint a series according to a new theme, and this year I am exploring the light in the landscape, expressing Josef Albers' color theory. The views in my paintings are places I would like to remain forever - untouched by the demolishing machinery of real estate developers.
My ethos continues in my choice of materials, as I oppose the use of plastic. Acrylics are banned in this studio! I am intrigued by what would happen to art if we were to run out of electricity. Without oil paints, our world would be truly bleak, as everything plastic crumbles to pieces. At least my works will retain their power then. I mainly paint with oil on canvas, but my studio also displays graphics, comics, watercolors, and couture clothes.
I am really excited about Konstrundan, where I want to participate in networking and meetings. Art never arises in a vacuum - inspiring things are created precisely at the interface of people! You are warmly welcome to view my works and discuss art, nature, and everything in between with me.
48. Studio Eivor Ewalds
Mäntsälävägen 378, Borgå
I live and work in the South of Finland in Porvoo. I paint in oil and acrylics. I am a Master of Art and graduated the university of Art and Design in Helsinki 2001.
The most important element to me is the color. It is an adventure to mix colors and see how they match with each other. I love to put strength and power in my paintings too and my ambition is to make the audience feel the energy so they can be happy, healthy and safe. Art needs observers to be alive. That is why the interaction with the audience is so great and exciting.
I prefer painting portraits of women and I often paint delicate ladies in various moods. Eyes have always fascinated me because they are thought to be the mirror of the soul. They reflect emotions that seems to be hidden. I also like abstract and half abstract painting where just a minimum of things can limit the expression.
I have taken part in several exhibitions in Finland and abroad since then 1980s.
49. Tero Annanolli - Art Annanolli
EN OSALLISTU TAPAHTUMAAN TYÖHUONEEN MUUTON VUOKSI!, EN OSALLISTU TAPAHTUMAAN TYÖHUONEEN MUUTON VUOKSI!
Artist and art pedagogue Tero Annanoll's works are a confusingly fine combination of the present and the past
He has been a pioneer in Finland in material recycling and ecological material choices. We are often used to seeing ecological art as an untreated surface and not so much as conceptual art looking for aesthetics. Annanolli almost always manages to surprise its viewers. He might use, for example, old fabrics and clothes as his material, which is modern today. Still, the aesthetic form language of the works is not preferred by contemporary art, but the aesthetic enchantment of the works springs from the past.
As an artist, Annanolli knows art history very well. However, he will never get stuck in history. He brings us old-fashioned echoes of beauty, but always in a renewing way and with an eye towards the future. The beauty of his works is not the repetition of the old ones that have been seen many times, because he combines boldly. His works may combine Byzantine gold splendor, Japanese delicate drawing and Caravaggio-like theatrical use of light.
Annanolli never stops doing something just to amaze and surprise. His works always show a clear goal. That goal is beauty, an aesthetic experience. His works are faithful to the history and tradition of art and refuse to be momentarily pleasing eye-rolling tricks. The works are thoughtful and carefully prepared and, above all, carefully thought out.
Tero Annanolli is an artist worth getting to know if you don't know him yet and keeping an eye on if you already know him.
FT, Art researcher
50. Anne Kauppila - Malminiityntie 20 taideyhteisö
Malminiityntie 20,, Vantaa
I am a visual artist who has seen a change of life. I mainly do graphics and
sculptures. Graphic, dry point and mezzotint techniques as well as sculptural
materials in bronze, plaster, ceramics, concrete and marble are preferred.
Although my works are mostly naturalistic, I make them expressively in the
power of a strong emotion. In both techniques, I try to connect with my guiding
idea, the will, to make visible what I experience at any given time. Respecting
line, light and shadow in the graphics. In the sculptures, on the other hand,
the essence of the character and the light and shadow tell me which direction I
Life experiences have shaped me and my artistic service. In my works, I deal
with the imperfections of humanity. I am interested in a person’s fragility,
weakness, and ability to seek and find the most difficult resources and the
beauty of life.
I hope my works could answer this question and we should now breathe and live
50. Anu Eskelin - Malminiityntie 20 taideyhteisö
Malminiityntie 20 A, Vantaa
In my works, I move between influences from abstract expressionism and colorism, my paintings are mostly born spontaneously and instinctively, without a pre-planned final result. Colors are important to me and listening to music while I paint gives my works and also to myself the movement and feeling of freedom that I require. My emotional language is colorful, it is influenced by both my observations in nature and the current uncertain state of the world. I mostly paint with acrylic colors on canvas, sometimes I use charcoal and/or ink as effects.
50. Kati Leskinen - Malminiityntie 20 taideyhteisö
Malminiityntie 20 A, Vantaa
I am a visual artist and visual arts educator from Vantaa, who has actively held exhibitions all over Finland in recent years. In my art, there are references to street art, comics and very primary art, such as the early art of the Incas. Along with ink painting, I have found ceramics and photography, but painting is THE thing for me.
50. Paula Holopainen - Malminiityntie 20 taideyhteisö
Malminiityntie 20 A, Vantaa
About my art
I studied at the University of Helsinki as a bachelor of philosophy and at Free art school as a painter. I have taught painting at adult colleges in the capital region and drawning at Free art school. Painting and charcoal drawning are my work. The techniques I use are oil and tempera painting, I paint on canvas. From time to time I get exited about watercolors and charcoal painting. I have presented my works reqularly in solo exhibitions and participated in many group and joint exhibitions in Finland and aboard.
When working, color is the starting point. Oil paint and egg yolk tempera as materials are flexible and reliable, keep their color shades unchanged. Working is quided by observations and the free flow of internal movement. The image builds up in layers, slowly. Thinking takes more time than physical implementation itself. Abstract painting is the most fascinating yo me because you walk in it as a seeker. Nature gives the artist endless opportunities to interpret shape and line, color and light. The inner world of a person is bigger than what is visible.
51. Carita Nissinen - Taitelijayhdistys Tapaus ry
Viertolantie 2-4, Helsinki
The shape, structure and color of the patterns in a painting are interesting and inspires me. My art is characterized by the display of my own inner mood, not so much by photographic reproduction. Painting with different tools frees me from precise brushwork, giving the desired free interpretation of the workflow. I try to create contrasts with colors and images.
I express myself extensively and use a variety of mediums from paintings to photography as well as three-dimensional works. The fast drying of acrylic is suitable for my work. The colors are glowing and different structures can be added to the work.
My range of colors is wide, but I try to gain a harmonious outcome. The painting can be colorful or reduced black-white-gray.
I work mainly with acrylics using them in many different ways. Paintings are descriptive but I don’t do it photographically, instead I let my emotions reflect in the painting.
51. Tuula Toukkari - Taiteilijayhdistys Tapaus ry
Viertolantie 2-4, Tapanila
I’m Tuula Toukkari - visual artist and born in 1966 in Tuusula. As a child, the best thing about school was the fine arts classes, where you knew what you were doing and you were able to realize yourself. At the end of the 1970s, I got to study new art techniques at the Espoo School of Fine Arts. When I went to work, visual art was left in the background until it blew into a new flame while studying at Pekka Halonen's Academy in Tuusula. After those years I have joined many painting and visual arts courses, of which I have drawn its inspiration for my own work.
At the Pekka Halonen Academy, I did my final work on art graphics using old etching and aquatinting methods for copper plate. The past few years I have been painting acrylic and oil paints. I’m inspired by the work of Samuli Heinonen, where I experience something bigger than life. When joining his painting courses I received the inspiration to paint animals and nature a little surrealistic style.
I am currently painting in my studio at the artists' association Tapaus in Tapanila, Helsinki. Our association is active in organizing exhibitions and open door events.
52. Jussi TwoSeven
Liukumäentie 13, Helsinki
I am a visual artist from Helsinki with a background in street art. I grew up with graffiti culture and the influence of traditional graffiti and street art can be seen in my working methods and the aesthetics of my works. My artistic work mainly consists of creating works for gallery and museum exhibitions, as well as large public works such as murals. My murals have been commissioned for many Finnish cities, and also to e.g. France, Switzerland, England, Norway and Sweden.
53. Kuvataiteilija Emma Peura - Helsingin Paperipaja ry
Juhana-Herttuan tie 9, Helsinki
I am a visual artist (MFA) and printmaker. I work with experimental printmaking and drawing methods. I also make paper art. Lately my focus has been on the printmaking technique called forest etching that I developed a couple of years ago. My works are in several collections including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, The State Art Deposit Collection of Finland, Helsinki University Hospital‘s Art Collection and The Collection of The Prime Ministers Office Finland. I am the founding member and chairman of Helsingin Paperipaja ry.
Helsingin Paperipaja ry is an association founded by six artists in 2019. Helsingin Paperipaja is the only papermaking workshop in Finland that’s main focus - in addition to maintaining a workshop - is in finding new forms of expression in the context of contemporary paper art.
The association constitutes an open papermaking studio that produces contemporary art by using traditional craft methods. At the workshop, artists are able to manufacture Western and Japanese style paper for their artistic practice. The association also arranges papermaking courses. The Arts Promotion Center Finland and the Finnish Cultural Foundation have supported the founding of the studio. The clientele of the workshop is focused on professional visual artists. That being said, the workshop is also a community for all people who are interested in traditional craftmanship and ecological art making.
The artist members of our association are professionals who work in numerous techniques. What brings us together is the love for paper. There are 14 members at the moment.
53. Kuvataiteilija Maria Valkeavuolle - Helsingin Paperipaja ry
Juhana-Herttuan tie 9, Helsinki
I am a multidisciplinary artist who works mainly with moving image, sound and installation. I have utilized the process of papermaking and the different qualities of paper in my recent works. My works can be found in several collections including Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Heino Art Foundation and Helsinki University Hospital‘s Art Collection. I am a founding member and a vice chairperson of Helsingin Paperipaja ry.
Helsingin Paperipaja ry is an association founded by six artists in 2019. Helsingin Paperipaja is the only papermaking workshop in Finland that’s main focus - in addition to maintaining a workshop - is in finding new forms of expression in the context of contemporary paper art.
The association constitutes an open papermaking studio that produces contemporary art by using traditional craft methods. At the workshop, artists are able to manufacture Western and Japanese style paper for their artistic practice. The association also arranges papermaking courses. The Arts Promotion Center Finland and the Finnish Cultural Foundation have supported the founding of the studio. The clientele of the workshop is focused on professional visual artists. That being said, the workshop is also a community for all people who are interested in traditional craftsmanship and ecological art making.
The artist members of our association are professionals who work in numerous techniques. What brings us together is the love for paper. There are 14 members at the moment.
54. Sonja Salomäki - Bleck
Läkkisepäntie 4 A 5, Helsinki
My artistic work hovers in the borderland of visual and textile art and is often inspired by recycled materials, their starting points and their limiting properties. I am interested in urban space, the interaction between people and the environment, as well as the creation of space in surfaces and geometry.
Making the art objects myself is important to me, because I find the process of art making often very surprising. I use many different textile techniques: embroidery, felting, painting with textile colors on different surfaces, weaving, etc.
For some reason, my techniques are often very slow and laborious - maybe it's an intuitive objection to the super-efficient modern age?
In addition to my artistic work, I am doing a dissertation at the University of Lapland on climate art activism and its influential features.
55. Merja Salonen Di Giorgio - Ateljee X3
Höyläämötie / Hyvlerivägen 18 A 26, Helsinki / Helsingfors
Merja Salonen Di Giorgio
Jag är målare och bildkonstnär. Det som inspirerar mig i mitt konsnärliga yrket är spår av människa i kulturmiliön, andan om ställe, ´genius loci´, historiska nivån I miljön och också Grand Tour, dvs. historiska läseresor. I senaste 20 år har jag fokuserat mig att måla med öljefärg på duk och blandat teknik på papper. Jag är intereserad av historiska pigmenter, material ock traditionella metod att måla. Jag har rea gjort några offentliga miljöverk i Helsingfors av beton. I maj publiceras boken Kasåkern - Pompeji (PARVS) och den kan man köpa också i ateljeén.
Jag är medlem i målarbörbundet och Helsingfors konstförening. Mitt verk kan finnas i kollection av staden Helsingors och Lahtis konstmuseum.
56. Elias Hakala
Pulttitie 16, Helsinki
I am a video artist from Helsinki. I have worked as a VJ in several different events, both in public clubs and private underground events. In my visual works, the most important thing for me is to create an audio-reactive entity where the viewer can dive deep into visual worlds while listening to music.
I produce all the materials myself using graphic software or shooting with different cameras. The subjects move between nature and the urban environment. In recent years I have focused even more on underwater videography, creating interactive works, and building electronic devices by myself.
56. Inari Kunnas - Roihupellon taidekortteli
Pulttitie 16 A, Helsinki
I often use recycled materials in my work, such as old metal kiln liners and sheet metal, broken
barrels or old window frames. I also like to use different types of wood panels, which I prime with
beeswax or traditional chalk primer. I use mixed techniques, mostly colour pigments mixed with
wax or egg tempera. Sometimes I also do watercolours and graphics. Last spring I sculpted a
dolphin out of soapstone, my first sculpture. Ihave used stone as a painting surface before, for
example to paint small icons.
I appreciate beauty and traditional methods in art and I am inspired by history and
the painters of the past. The human soul and its connection with the afterlife is an eternal subject of
interest. The human face is divine.
I am still inspired by the mummy potrets of Fayum from the Roman period in Egypt. At the
moment I am more interested in encaustic, a wax painting technique that was already known in
antiquity. I also use a lot of gold leaf or metallic gold and restoration techniques.
It is inspiring to continue the tradition of artists, I made my own wax paints from ancient colour
pigments. As an artist, I want to highlight traditional methods and materials and how they can be
used in new ways. I held my first solo exhibition in Helsinki in 2009.
At this year's Konstrundan event, I will be demonstrating to visitors how to make and use my own
wax paints in fine art.
56. Jarno Sinivaara
Pulttitie 16, Helsinki
Jarno Sinivaara I have been painting since 2001, when I started studying to become a visual artist at Taidekoulu Maa. After graduation, I went to brush up on my drawing and painting skills at the Drawing Department of the University of Helsinki. I have had several solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in Finland and Sweden. I took a break from active art making for almost six years, then I found the joy of painting again. In 2020-2021, I participated as one of the artists in the Kerava Taite kotitalo to make works. The attention received by the works "Family bond" and "Covid-19" and "New beginning" in the Art Home gave a new wind in terms of my work. In my paintings, I deal with time, change and connection with the universe. In general, I don't want to open up my works too much, because they also describe the flow of the momentary thought, which I feel is like clouds in the sky. In the end, I want everyone to experience my work in their own way.
56. Studio Mari Vallemaa
Pulttitie 16, Helsinki
The starting point of my works is usually an object that is meaningful to me. An object whose surface texture or shape is of interest brings to mind a memory, beautiful or painful. As the work progresses, the symbolic meaning of the objects gradually opens up, strengthens and clarifies. The piece is born through insights. The fragments settle into parts of a whole. Each work has its own story. Compiling storytelling images is my language, a way to make my feelings and inner world visible.
The objects in my compositions are selected as the outputs of a long and multi-stage work process. The material in my works is mostly obsolete, outdated, abandoned junk. I'm not actually looking for it, I'm finding it. The slow process of disappearance is prominently present in my works.
Building a piece is always a new journey of discovery. I study the shape language of the objects and materials, the world of colors and their surface structures. In solving problems related to the laws of composition, I find myself often pondering the core questions of existentialism: “What makes life meaningful?” and “What is valuable in life?”. My working methods, techniques and tools are determined and varied according to what begins moving me at any given work session. Subjects arise from my experience. I work based on my intuition. In my artworks, I also deal with the difficult things in my life. The loss of loved ones and other painful events in my life are behind the mood of my works.
Sometimes the artwork is born gradually, over weeks or months. I work on several pieces at the same time, in parallel. I start, compose, leave it to simmer, watch, write notes, document work steps. I will continue guided by some interesting object dialogue or relevant detail. The work may unexpectedly take on a whole new direction, changing its shape several times during the creative process. Making an assemblage is always a journey inside me; search and discovery.
During the isolation of the Corona period I began to create collages from different materials. At the same time my interest in photography activated after a many years’ break
57. Maria Mughal - Roihupellon Taidekortteli
Pulttitie 17, Helsinki
I have been working full-time as a visual artist since 2004. My profession is painting and making public works of art. I have had art exhibitions regularly in Finland and abroad. In my paintings I look at humanity to find something we all have in common. I am interested in questions such as: Who am I? Where do I belong? What do I feel? In my latest works I deal with childhood and related themes: friendship, invisibility and being seen, without forgetting the desire to please, falling in love and fragility.
58. Gunzi Holmström - Roihupellon taidekortteli
Plåtvägen 4 / Levytie 4, Helsingfors
I mainly work with painting, but also with other techniques (for example sculpture and animation). My art is about the mystical experience of being human, and of giving form to things that cannot be seen. My art is a self-experienced encounter between symbolism and surrealism. I believe it is important to contemplate the reality within us, because it influences our life choices and values, and therefore also affects the society we live in. At Konstrundan, I show a selection of my works in my studio in Roihupelto.
58. Studio Arja Sundqvist
Levytie 4 A, Helsinki
Visual artist Arja Sundqvist
I have worked as a visual artist since 2011. I am a visual artist by training (2011) and an art expert in the field of design AMK (1996). Before my career as an artist, I worked as an interior designer and designer.
My works are mainly oil and acrylic paintings. I am also interested in many other art techniques and materials, and I have made sculptures, small ornaments and jewellery from various recycled materials.
In my art, nature and animal subjects are central and through them I describe human life, feelings and moods and I want to remind you of the importance of respecting nature and life. In my free time, I like to move around in forests and by the sea. Nature provides inspiration for artistic work and offers peace and quiet, which I want to convey to those who get to know my art through many of my works.
58. Studio Jyrki Sinisalo
Levytie 4, Helsinki
"It is important to me that my artworks engage in dialogue with those who experience them. The task of art is to make something visible, move and evoke thoughts. I am interested in the unique light of ai-va in my works and the aesthetic footprint it creates. In my works, the light is refined and sometimes even so fragile that it requires a special ability of concentration from the viewer. In my work, the whole solved it. Form always comes after light. But light always needs form. My challenge is to find the right composition between light and shape. The things around the light bring out the individual features of the work. Light always needs an object to be perceived."
58. Studio Liisi Myllykangas
Levytie 4 A, Helsinki
I emphasize visuality, colors and harmony.
Monotypes have taken me along my art path. In my monotypes, shape, color and rhythm have a central role. In addition to colors, nature inspires me and I create works quite intuitively.
Monotypes have been my main technique for the last years in my art, even though previously I painted watercolors. In practice monotypes and watercolors have similarities when it comes to the painting processes, creating unique/one of a kind works at the end.
I have always found watercolour painting a favourable means to express myself due to certain swiftness required throughout the process. In the recent years, however, I have taken an interest in monotyping and monoprinting art. I tend to process my works very spontaneously without any clear vision in advance, guided by colours and shapes on the way.
Every monotype work is unique. There are similarities between some because I like to create series and variations of the same theme.
The nature and it’s thousands of colors influence me. Especially Lapland, its nature and arctic hills and Finland’s northernmost community Utsjoki, has given inspiration to many of my works.
59. Anne-Mari Alrsumi
Levytie 2-4, Helsinki
I am a visual artist from Helsinki who works with sculpture. I usually make works in series based on a certain topic. I am interested in working with different materials and trying them out. I use a lot of surface as a building material, that's why I think I also paint my sculptures. My works are decorative, neat and systematic, but I always try to find a certain kind of brokenness or a way out of them. Currently, I mainly work with ceramics and painting. My studio has a drill and everything else needed for working with ceramics. I am currently preparing a body of work in which I use ceramic parts made with plate technology in plaster casts taken from the human body. In addition, I am drilling various abstract towers for a future installation. During the Konstrundan weekend, I would present my finished and unfinished works, and I would drill at certain times, so that the visitor could see what he had done himself.
60. Ainonia - Studio Savea
Laippatie 21, Helsinki
The recurring themes of my sculptures are joy, connection with nature, and valuing diversity. With the help of art, I highlight the rights of the inner child and protect them. The work can get its initial impulse from a wordplay, vision that pops up in my mind or some idea that arises from reflecting on phenomena in the world.
I use multiple techniques of ceramics and carve wood with hand and power tools. I’m constantly learning new skills to be able to use a wide variety of materials.
60. Arni Aromaa - Studio Savea
Laippatie 21, Helsinki
Sculptor and designer Arni Aromaa (1971) uses ceramics, glass and wood as his main materials. In recent years, he has studied the combination of ceramics and glass in the firing process. Aromaa utilizes a variety of methods from mould casting and pressing to hand building in larger works.
In addition to ceramics, Aromaa uses wood as the material for his sculptures. The works are inspired by nature, but their design language, finishing and implementation techniques are strongly based on the training of Aroma's industrial designer.
Aromaa works as an industrial designer in his own design office. “Art serves as a strong inspiration for me in my design work and on the other hand I draw inspiration for art from the world of design,” Aromaa describes the dialogue from two perspectives.
Aromaa has participated in numerous joint exhibitions and his works are in the collections of the State and Museum of Modern Art EMMA, among others. He has received several design awards, including the State Design Award 2012 together with his colleague Sauli Suomela.
60. Eija Tenno - Studio Savea
Laippatie 21, Helsinki
I make both unique artistic handicrafts and ceramic art, which goes all the way to sculptures. Key materials are ceramics (clay), recycled materials, plastic, metal, reindeer antler, wood, etc. The themes are more broadly related to culture, nature and related changes, as well as topics connected to one's own northern roots.
I am looking for a contact surface with the audience through my own experiences and works. In addition to ceramics, I use various recycled objects or natural materials in my work. Nature in general has always been the starting point of my works. Cultural and historical references related to the works are also important to me. Clay as a material is alive and always offering new forms. Lately I have also started painting, after many years.
60. Sevde Leıla Altunluoglu - Leila Ceramics
Laippatie 21 , Helsinki
I am a ceramic artist from Helsinki. In Turkey, I studied traditional Turkish ceramics and restoration at Dokuz Eylul University Art College and graduated in 2012. Since 2015, I have been actively designing and producing ceramics in my studio in Roihupello, and I am currently teaching çini - Turkish ceramic decoration technique at Vantaa Preschool.
I grew up in a bicultural family and lived in different countries, so my multiculturalism comes out strongly in my art. I use different techniques in ceramics and I also like to mix them together. I get inspiration from many things, such as nature, travelling and my own life stages.
I use both Finnish and foreign materials in my work and try to recycle as much as possible. There are unique clay combinations in my works, which also makes my works very unique. I try to ensure that, even though I'm doing series production, I always add some detail that makes the work unique. Details are important to me. The world is full of little surprises!
61. Atelie Tiia Henriksson
Lämmittäjänkatu 6, kolmas kerros, Helsinki
I am a self-taught artist who started painting as therapy at the suggestion of a friend, after the death of a close family member. I had never held a brush in my hand before and my last contact with painting had probably been with finger paints.
Ever since I drew my first brush onto the canvas, I haven't been able to stop. At first, I painted for weeks almost around the clock. I couldn't believe that something like what I saw on the canvas could be born from my hands. I never had the slightest idea that I could paint.
Due to the fact that art is above all therapy for me, as well as a way to deal with my emotions, each of my works contains great emotions. I have cried, laughed and been excited while making each of my works. The aspiration of my works for a narrative stemming from individual experiences is therefore strong.
My production is abstract painting.
62. Kinuski Ceramics
Pellonperäntie , Helsinki
I approach ceramics as everyday pieces of art. My works, utilitarian in nature, have deliberately simple shapes with minimal decoration. Following ‘less-is-more’ philosophy when making artistic pieces and tableware, I use clean lines focusing on its tactile feeling, function and aesthetics.
63. AAM Studio
Tupavuori 1E, 79, Helsinki
Muhammad Khan was born in Pakistan. Currently, he lives and works in Helsinki, Finland. He graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2005. Khan has been working in the field of visual arts for the past 17 years. His work is exhibited widely in solo and group shows internationally and nationally.
Khan works in a variety of genres and techniques, He would love the watercolor wash technique. He is gradually discovering the possibilities of constructing the images by adding thin layers of color and rendering them with dots, like collages with tiny brushes. I guess in that way the formal aspects of the work become important for him. which present realistically depicted subjects in the surreal against backdrops of powerful color. He works in all classic traditional and contemporary mediums.
His endless quest to discover and fight against the odds never ends, and one would easily spot that struggle in his work. He always tries to depict the whole pageant of man’s triumphal progress, past, present, and future with generosity in his work. His work defines his existence. He has always had a passion for developing or bringing out what our “contemporary” society seems to have lost.
64. Milja Ahola - Grafiikanpaja Talli
Suvilahdenkatu 7, Helsinki
I work at the graphic workshop Talli. In my latest pieces I use polymer engraving technique which enables the use of photographs. I live in Hakaniemi and it is often the subject of my works. The ever changing city intrigues and inspires me and I use both old and new photographs that I have taken through the years, ensembling landscapes that are close to my heart.
64. Sanna Sipi - Grafiikanpaja Talli Ry
Suvilahdenkatu 7, Helsinki
I work in Grafiikanpaja Talli ry's collaboration room, which I share with about ten other artists. My main technique in printmaking is gravure, but lately I've been particularly interested in monotype. In addition to art graphics, I also paint and draw. In art graphics, I combine both of these techniques.
65. Lena Malm – Työhuone Inari
Enarevägen 11-13, Helsingfors
I’m bi-lingual, Swedish/Finnish, and somewhat fluent in English as well. I started out as a working photographer after one year at ICP in New York City. Back in Helsinki I learnt layout and graphic design at the small weekly Ny Tid. Lately I’ve been engaged in two big academic projects, EastBordNet, where I photographed eastern borders of Europe, and Crosslocations (2016–2021) where the focus is on locations around the Mediterranean. EastBordNet resulted in the book Borderwork, which resulted in the birth of Jasilti, my one-woman publishing house (or is it more like a hut, perhaps? Or a tent?). Crosslocations became an exhibition in Stoa end the book Crosslocations: looking for somewhere in particular across the Mediterraean.
66. Minttu Pyykkönen - työhuone
Nilsiänkatu 10 A, huone 41020-4102, Helsinki
I'm Minttu Pyykkönen, an artist and en art educator (MA, Art & Design).
I am specialized in murals and painting art. I paint large-scale murals and I also do smaller works of art and commissions. In my recognizable artworks, the subject is often nature, people, sensibility and magic.
In my studio, I often paint and draw. I also accept custom work and commissions. I work both as an independent artist and through various collaborative projects, for example I am member of Mimmit peinttaa street art collective. I also teach a wide range of fine art related courses and workshops. Welcome to visit & feel free to contact.
67. Marianne Matikka - Taidetila Viiis
Josafatinkatu 7 Kirstinkatu 7, Helsinki
My visual expression and honest faith to importance of art, has given me a place in modern art. My style is
abstract and minimalistic. Working in oil painting with strong structure. Art is for me a unique intelligent
lifestyle with ability to focus the thoughts. And Yes I try to lightly faze and be different in my painting where I
challenge the viewer’s to their own visual interpretations
67. Sirkka Palonen - Taidetila Viiiiis
Kirstinkatu 7, helsinki
My works start with everyday life and everyday happenings, which I draw in my sketchbook.
There is always a story behind my pictures and a dash of quiet joy and wonder.
I’m a printmaker which is an old traditional craftsmanship. I do metal graphics as well as woodcuts. In intaglio I’m fascinated by the drawing like line of the drypoint and the deep black of the mezzotinto. The paintinglike woodcut is a conversation with a woodblock and the experiments with colour layers.
67. Virva Svala - Taidetila Viiiiis
Josafatinkatu 7, Helsinki
I paint landscapes and lights in my surroundings with oil paints. In paintings, I am fascinated by creating moods through the shadow of light and color tones. The paintings of Helsinki at night play with the variation of darkness and colorful lights. In addition to landscapes, animals and their painting are close to my heart.
68. Amanda Vähämäki - Kutikuti Ry
Veturitallinkuja 5 D, Helsinki
Amanda Vähämäki is a comic artist and illustrator living in Helsinki. He has been active in the field of comics since 2004 and has worked both alone and as part of comic collectives striving to renew comic expression. He has published numerous self-published works, comic short stories and four comic albums, which have been translated into several different languages. He has participated in many group exhibitions and regularly organized solo exhibitions. Vähämäki is especially known for his pencil drawings and subjects that refreshingly confuse the boundaries of everyday reality and fantasy.
69. Ingrid Biese - The Art Place Finland
Resovägen 11 LH1, Helsingfors
My passion is to paint on silk; there is just something magical about it. The paints spread and mix on the fabric and you never really know what will happen. My greatest inspiration is the Finnish nature and archipelago. I love to paint the shifting shades of the achipelago in photorealistic paintings and the forms of nature in scaled down and simplistic silhouettes.
70. Marja Salerto - Keramiikkapaja Fem
Raisiontie 5,, Helsinki
Besides my previous pedagogical and art education diplomas, I have completed my pottery artisan training. Together with my colleagues I do pottery in our small pottery workshop in Ruskeasuo, Helsinki. I work mainly with slab building and slip casting, producing functional ware. I also do raku ceramic. I enjoy clear forms, and my inspiration arises mainly from nature.
70. Saga Vuorisalo - Keramiikkapaja Fem
Raisiontie 5, Helsinki
In my work I like to play with shape and color, or exaggerate a simple detail. I mainly make functional pieces, such as cups, bowls and vases, but I’m carefully tipping my toes into the sculpture field also.
My favourite techniques are pinching and throwing with occasional mould making and casting.
70. Veera Ala-Vähälä – Keramiikkapaja Fem
Raisontie 5, Helsinki
I’m a 32-year old entrepreneur from Helsinki. I’ve been making my ceramic dogs and other animals since year 2017, and since 2018 I have also been sharing my works on my instagram account @ceramicdoggies and my website. My work could be described as miniature sculpture portraits of animals. I work with different stoneware clays and porcelains and underglazes, plus a variety of glazes.
71. Sullydogstar Studio
Albertinkatu 22-24 D 52, Helsinki
Olga Sophie Kauppinen (b.1988) from Helsinki, Finland.
I create oil paintings from subconscious imagery, originating from a dedicated drawing practice. My methodology includes working straight from imagination intuitively onto canvas, or through sketches, which then get translated into oil paintings. My interests lie in the shamanistic quality of painting: in understanding the link between visual expression, and how it interacts with our energy fields through an alchemical event. The intent of the work is to merge paradoxes; between painting and 3-dimensional objects, drawing and painting, expansion and contraction of form and line.
My artwork can be divided into two bodies- one made up of relief type paintings, that lean toward the sculptural, as well as two dimensional works, which aim to explore further dimension in a more esoteric and conceptual manner.
I have recently moved back to my hometown of Helsinki after a thirteen year stint in New York, where I worked as an apprentice under artists such as Ron Gorchov, Chris Martin, Bill Jensen and Dorothea Rockburne.
I’ve has shown my work internationally, in places such as Barcelona, Helsinki, Los Angeles and New York.
72. Studio Mari Blomroos-Heininen
Merimiehenkatu 10, Helsinki
My family's roots are deep in the western archipelago and even though I have studied and worked my adult life in Helsinki, the sea is always in me. I am a mixed worker in art and my background is also theatre and art history. I have a degree in fine art, I paint with different techniques, and I also do graphics and photography. Installations and object compositions are a fascinating opportunity to create new realities and leap out of the "frames" into wonderland. I have also worked as a curator and gallerist. Art has taken me to different parts of the world and equipped me with beautiful encounters, more open, vision and influences to continue working. Art is an opportunity to participate in the conversation, create beauty, comfort and make visible things that might otherwise go unnoticed. See you soon..
73. Elli Hukka - Paja
Eerikinkatu 18, Helsinki
I´m a jewellery artist working with precious metals, but also with other materials such as textiles building jewelry, sculpture and other wearable work. I have worked as an entrepreneur and artist for 10 years.
I’m inspired by materials and now I’m working for an exhibition later this year dying fabrics with natural colors and building -bigger than jewellery - wall pieces.
74. Majbritt Huovila - TILA Galleria
Kalevankatu 40, Helsinki
My works are paintings, spatial works and community projects. The most important thing in them is the dialogue between myself and the environment. I graduated as a painter from Vapaa Taidekoulu in 2005, and completed specialization studies in fine art, public and place-related art, at the Turku Academy of Arts in 2010–12.
75. Helena Hartman
Säljägargatan 5, Helsingfors
I am an energetic and curious artist and always want to immerse myself in what I do. I paint in oil and usually start from observations of reality, but the paintings often become more expressive and abstract.
I can start from a detail in everyday life or get involved in larger social issues.
Right now I am working on making my painting even more accessible.
76. Ateljé Hanna Uggla
Henry Fords gatan 5 C, Helsingfors
I am a visual artist and I paint large expressive paintings where the colours are important. I work mostly with oil on canvas but I like to be experimental and I often try new materials. I have been painting a lot with tempera and akvarell aswell. Over the last years I have started to do three dimensional sculptors made of ceramic and glass. I often start the creative process with a theme and then I let the subconsious and the process lead me forward. I have had many exibitions over the years and I also teach art.
77. Linda Granfors
Medelhavsgatan 14 a 209, Helsingfors
I work as a performance artist in the duo Linda and Aura, and at the same time I work with painting and sculptural expression. In the performance duo Linda and Aura I make costumes, props and installations. In my own work I am currently interested in reusing old ideas, styles and materials. I recreate and combine new with old in paintings and textile sculptures.
78. Nina Ekström Studio
Mechelingatan 42, Helsingfors
I am a visual artist born in Helsinki and now living in a small town called Porvoo.
Ever since i was a child i have been taking a close look at the world.
I admired the nature and its animals and strongly reflects what i experience and feel through different themes, often in the shape of a horse.
My fascination for this animal´s wisdom, peacefulness, primitive strenght and freedom it possesses is an endless inspiration for my art.
In my work i want to portray all the aspects that are meaningfull and important in these qualities.
My method in art is spontaneous and intensive while my personal style is powerful as well as sensitive at the same time.
I want my brush to dance freely when painting.
I mainly work with different kinds of painting methods , and when sculpting i use clay.
79. ARTiTEKTUR - Johanna Louhi
Tallbergsgatan 1, 2B, Helsingfors
“If the housing space is the body,
and the furniture were clothes –
Art is like the jewellery, and the perfume
of a Room.”
Art sets the ambiance of a room, it tells a story and lends the final touch to any interior. You can move around the world, bringing your belongings to any habitation – but it is your Art that truly makes the interior feel Yours.
I am Johanna Louhi, a contemporary Artist with a Master’s degree in Architecture from Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in Helsinki, Finland.
I grew up in Germany, in a pot of paint next to my fathers easel, surrounded by modern and ancient art. Frequenting exhibitions and visiting the world’s finest museums was part of my upbringing in an art & design aficionado Nordic family.
Painting, illustrations and graphic design projects have always been part of my life. When we moved home to Finland, my father was one of the founding members of the "Pro Kaapeli" movement, our studio at Kaapelitehdas has been an extension of our home ever since.
During studies my professors Kari Cavén and Ipi Kärki encouraged me to start selling my art, and so I began.
As my own family moved to Shanghai - China in 2015 for three years, I had the opportunity to focus full time on art, which led to bigger sales and a solo exhibition. Since 2016 I work as a full time Artist, and mainly sell through my website and social media. My paintings are held in private collections around Europe, in the USA, Russia, Japan, Singapore and China, and also in a few office-buildings in China.
Art not only frames your individuality, it takes any room from good to great. I understand space & art and how the two – when perfectly paired, can make a better one. I’m passionate about beautiful living spaces that go above and beyond “standard”. Art is the jewellery that elevates rooms and ignites the feeling of being at home.
Welcome Home and welcome to my studio at Kaapelitehdas.
79. Hanimaa - Kaapelitehdas
Kaapeliaukio 3, Helsinki
I founded the Hanimaa brand in the spring of 2022. The name Hanimaa comes from the fact that it is my name reversed. I design and hand made unique street fashion clothes in Helsinki. I hand-dye the fabrics using different techniques and carve molds from lino sheets with which I hand-print prints on the fabrics. I like to try new and exciting techniques to turn clothes into amazing works of art!
79. Katy Hertell - Kabelfabriken
Tallbergsgatan 1 , Helsingfors
Katy Hertell (b. 1941) is a ceramic artist living in Helsinki.
“I have worked as a ceramic artist and sculptor since the beginning of the 90’s, after having tried other materials such as stone, wood and concrete. I am fascinated by the possibilities that clay offers, and the unpredictability of the material. When starting something new, I seldom have a clear picture of what it is I want to create. I trust that the clay knows. After the firing, the ready piece is at first glance a surprise, to which one has to get used to – and either accept or reject.
I started with animal figures, and through them, especially monkeys, I was able to express human characteristics and emotions; in for example monkeys and elephants I see the innocence and wisdom of small children. Spirituality and mythology are also important in my life, and so they are also present in my work.
In the recent years I have made several “Luonnon Suojelija” (Nature Protector) sculptures; head-shaped pots that can carry and sustain a small piece of nature. The first piece was born out of a mistake, when a crack gave a broken sculpture a new meaning. The interface of art and functionality is manifest in the object, tied in with an expression of the inseparability of human and nature. Aesthetics as a tool in my work, I want to express our dependency on nature.”
79. Maaria Märkälä - Kaapelitehdas
Tallberginkatu 1, PL 172, Helsinki
My paintings are abstract or semi abstract.
For me, art is a way of life and a way of dealing with things. The process is open and unplanned. Failure is also an opportunity. Watch out for wet paint! The Surprises are always possible!
To quote Pessi Rautio, The Editor-in-Chief of Taidelehti:
”Märkälä wants to paint, to bring out the good on the top, so the process must end in something hopeful, full of oxygen and life, light, even what is beautiful.”
”To Märkälä, the world includes objects, good ones that simply must be depicted through painting, not least because they make such good paintings.”
whole text: www.maariamarkala.com
79. Michael Rahikainen - Kabelfabriken
Tallbergsgatan 1 C 17, Helsingfors 18
I have been active as an artist since 1988: painting, graphics, environmental art, installations and ambient music. I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the Finnish Arts Academy. This year older works I have here in the studio will be on display. Simultaneously, I have started a series of oil paintings with the working name "Grey Gardens" and so I started learning chinee collee', a graphic technique, of which some will also be on show.
79. Nina Biström
Kabelfabriken , Helsingfors
Been dealing with art in various forms all my life... why? If I had a good answer, I might quit...?!
Now I don't so I continue.
My latest works are made in stoneware - I "build" and roll clay. Have made small and large dishes, sculptures, masks and framed "words of wisdom". I get inspiration from anywhere, anytime. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
79. Paula Pitkänen - Kaapelitehdas
Kaapeliaukio 3, Helsinki
Art is a passion, a way of life and home of my soul. The painting process always leads to balance, no matter how painful the subject is, that's why you can sense peace of mind from my paintings.
The colors are strong in me, and the color periods can sometimes show up strongly in my art. Indeed, my work often begins to emerge through colors, emotions and thoughts take on a certain tone. I paint what rises from my heart. What I do is guided by the collaboration of intuition and consciousness. First I let the work guide me, then as the process grows, awareness grows and the form of thoughts becomes clearer. In the end, I often go through the same subject through several works and that is why there are a lot of serial paintings in my production.
The subjects of my works are e.g. spiritual values, well-being, spiritual growth, femininity, masculinity, motherhood, sensitivity, nature and universality. I also often find myself painting hopes for a better world.
The subjects of my works are e.g. spiritual values, well-being, spiritual growth, femininity, masculinity, motherhood, sensitivity, nature and universality. I also often find myself painting hopes for a better world. I feel that my job is to bring out valuable, painful, and beautiful things through art and to evoke thoughts, increase understanding, and bring comfort. This is my chance to make a difference and make the world a better place.
79. Sari-Aino Tolonen - Ateljee Aapeli - Kaapelitehdas
Kaapeliaukio 3, Helsinki
My name is Sari-Aino Tolonen, and I'm an encaustic artist from Helsinki. In the 2010's I became acquainted with the Encaustic Art (beeswax art), which made a huge impression on me. I found a teacher, the artist Belén Millán from Spain. She taught me this traditional encaustic painting technique. Already during my training, I discovered that the technique provides excellent opportunities to express art because it´s suitable for both - performing and abstract art. The technique enables the tooling of various surface structures. In addition, I can paint thin layers of lumionuos light or several different layers of wax on top of each other, after which I can dig out colors from the lower layers. Indeed the technique allows a huge number of different options. As I paint, I feel connected to the spheres of creativity, from which I draw help for the process of creating paintings. So I define myself as an intuitive painter. During Konstrundan, you are able to come to see me painting and try out this interesting technique yourself. Last year, during Konstrundan, many visitors tried out encaustic painting and it was a real success.
79. Sarita Ceramics
Tallberginkatu 1 B/C 3. Krs, Helsinki
Sarita Ceramics aka Sarita Koivukoski
My hand-crafted ceramic dishes are each decorated with a unique pattern and combination of glazes. Each item is a unique work of art, and although all are different, they are designed to work as a group, offering a wonderful means for displaying food. All items are made of high-fired, durable stoneware, and are dishwasher and microwave safe. The small-scale production offers an ecological choice in ceramic tableware.
I hold an MA from the Helsinki University of Art and Design. I also design and produce the dishes at my studio in Helsinki Cablefactory.
80. Muta by Heta
Klaarantie 1, Helsinki
I am Heta Järvimaa, an Artesan of Ceramics from Lauttasaari. I mainly make functional ceramics by wheel throwing and hand-building. I am fascinated by the idea of a beautiful individual product that brings everyday joy and is part of people’s daily lives. This is the red thread for everything I do. Be it a casserole, a coffee cup or a vase I want my ceramics to be beautiful and interesting to watch even without content.
I have been working in the textile industry for a long time, which has reflected in my way of decorating ceramics. I approach the surface of the clay in a collage-like way and want to make the surfaces surprising and layered by mixing different decoration techniques into clean, clear forms, not forgetting the colors. Using screen printing and paper stencil technique, I get a printed fabric feel in my products. I get inspiration for my ceramics from all over, but among other things from worn-out facades, the colors of buildings, indigenous textiles, nature, and the encounter of hard and soft.
81. Alex Markwith
Heikkiläntie 7C, Helsinki
My name is Alex Markwith and I am a painter, though my practice also extends to sculpture and drawing. I work primarily in acrylics and spray paint, often using collage to build up my surfaces. I am best known for my abstract mixed media works on canvas. Originally from the United States, I was based in New York City for 10 years before moving to Helsinki.
81. Marja-Leena Pohjola-Valkola
Heikkiläntie 7, Helsinki
I graduated from the School of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 1984 and have been active as a painter ever since.
I have participated in numerous exhibitions both in Finland and abroad. I live in Helsinki, I come from Multia in Central Finland. I am a member of the Finnish Painters' Association, the Helsinki Artists' Association and the Espoo Visual Artists' Association.
82. Anja Siimes - Studio Melko
Melkogatan 28 D, frärde våningen, Drumsö, Helsingfors, Helsingfors, Helsinki
I paint mainly abstract expressionistic work with acrylic and/or oil-colors but also with pigments. I love colors, but paint also my dreams and from the memory of my inside history.
82. Silja Salokas - Studio Melko
Melkonkatu 28 D 4.krs, Helsinki
A couple of years ago I got sick with cancer. Image making changed quickly. Landscape and plants have been the dominant points of departure until now, although the end result has been unrepresentative. Now the realistic starting point disappeared completely, what remained were the colors and the construction of the surface by pouring, scratching, splashing and layering. Strangely enough, figures and faces appeared at work. Am I looking more inward, am I looking for what I once was? Or am I looking for people around me?
82. Sirkka Peisa - Studio Melko
Melkonkatu 28, D-porras, 4. krs, Helsinki
I am part of a group of artists working on Melkonkatu in Helsinki, Studio Melko. Our group has been painting for several years in various addresses in Helsinki and now started in December in Lauttasaari. We have participated in Konstrundan twice. The study rooms of members of our working group will be open to the public during Konstrundan. In addition, we will set up an exhibition of our work in the large hall connected to our workspace.
Most of my adult life has been nothing but painting and only in later life has art-making filled my days. I mainly paint abstract paintings with acrylic and oil. Something that has been seen or experienced in the past is the inspiration for the paintings. My works do not necessarily have a story or narrative, they are a description of a single moment, atmosphere or view. My habit is to change often the way I make and present my paintings. I get to know new methods and techniques with interest.
A large number of art teachers have developed my painting skills over the years. I have participated in numerous exhibitions.
82. Tuulevi Sivunen - Studio Melko
Melkonkatu 28 D, 4 krs., Helsinki
Art is food for the soul, with which the sensitivity acquired at birth is maintained. When I paint, I feel strongly present, part of the carousel of the world. Colors are the language that everyone understands. Abstract Expressionism gives the freedom to interpret emotional states through the interaction of colors. I can give an image to an emotional state or a place that doesn't exist. The painting gives meaning to the inexplicable and at its best speaks to the viewer.
83. Studio Pia
Särkikuja 3 (rannan puoli), Helsinki
I have been painting watercolours for 35 years. Nowadays, mixed technology also inspires me. My works have changed from representational to more abstract. The sea and its vicinity can often be seen.
84. Ulla Fogelholm keramikstudio
Storsvängen 15 A, Helsingfors
I have worked as a studio ceramist since 1972. I mainly make drilled ceramics for everyday use. I have followed various food and drink trends and made espresso and Café au lait cups, pasta bowls, dishes for Japanese food, bowls, tea bowls, etc. Today, I mostly make cups for hot drinks and matcha tea bowls for tea shops. My design is simple and with my own glazes, I want to give my ceramics a personal look. The glazes have been given names such as Bambu, Marmori, Graniitti, Monet, Perch and Sammal.
85. Marja Maljonen - Karhusaaren taidekeskus
Karhusaarenpiha 5 B, Espoo
I am visual artist from Espoo and I mainly work with acrylic and oil paints. Karhusaari´s surroundings, landscapes and the sea appear in my works. The diversity of nature and its special features with its trees and apple orchards inspire me, regardless of the time of year, to take out the brush. Rantaraitti with bird songs and foxes, deer and bunnies give the island its own meaning. There is movement even in the smallest detail of the landscape. As an artist and a viewer, Ican surrender to being carried away by it.
85. Nina Sarkima - Karhusaaren Taidekeskus
Karhusaarenpiha 5, Espoo
I have been working at Karhusaari since 2009. Here
I have found my own peace and space to paint and collect my creativity.
As a place, Karhusaari is an ideal working environment for me because of its authenticity, it is fascinating how history and nature live here in their own peace alongside the urban environment.
When I paint, I want to be open to what truly needs to come out.
Painting is the most natural form of expression for me and the painting process itself gives me the opportunity to get in touch with the inner essence of things. In addition to my own artistic work, I also work as a digital art and drawing and painting teacher in Espoo and Kauniainen art schools. During the event, I will present my works with discussing in my studio in Hevosmientalo, Karhusaari.
85. Susanna Suikkari - Karhusaaren taidekeskus
Karhusaarenpiha 5, Espoo
I'm a printmaker living and working in Espoo. In my art, humorous birds and other animals are on adventures and atmospheres like of human life. My studio is in the Horseman's house, in the laundry of the idyllic Sinebrychoff villa.
I also teach less tox-printmaking in Espoo and Vantaa and I have specialised myself in different etching and printmaking techniques. Welcome to visit my studio!
86. Maritta Laitinen - Auroratalo
Kuninkaantie 43 /Konungsvägen 43, Espoo/ Esbo
My Ideas of Making Art – I love to Draw!
It is so simple and yet not simple at all. Drawing is a basic thing when I want to start my art working. I draw sketches nearly every day – also when travelling abroad with friends or alone. The meaning of a single line is important. Sometimes a line can be strong, some times weak, it can be straight or curvy, dark or light, alone or together with several others.
Perhaps it was just my interest to search a line and a general interest of Asian art that got me involved with Chinese Calligraphy and Painting for nearly ten years ago. A line is important in oilpainting, watercolours and especially metal graphic works as well. Colours come afterwards and I like to look for brights light and shadows.
I use various technics in my art, i.e. oil painting, metal graphic printing, water colour painting as well as coal and pastel drawing and ceramics. Recently I’ve managed to join Chinese painting to my metal graphic printings as far as chine collé technics in printing process give you several options to join these together. In that way you get unique prints!
Realistic painting is closer to my heart than abstract, but I’m eager to study new ways in order to get the result I was looking for. It’s so nice to notice that more you know and learn the more you would like to know and learn.
86. Signhild Kempe-Järvensivu - Aurora Huset
Kungsvägen 43, ingång A., Esbo
Signhild Kempe-Järvensivu Espoo
I have painted my whole life. I live in Espoo, but I come from Ostrobothnia. After my graduation from Alfa Art I have been studying portrait painting in Alfa art several years according to old masters style. Oil and acryl are near my heart. My paintings are often connected with Ostrobothnia in my childhood and youth. I want to paint a simplified reality where people will find themselves at home. The aim with my painting is that one should be able to dive into the painting and feel captured by its atmosphere. At best one should smile and think: this is a fun picture. I would like to simplify our complicated world so that the spectator will understand it better.
I have naivistic subjects in my paintings, e.g. houses, nature and still life. Portrait paintings and flowers according to old masters’ style. Last year I had a painting with five people family, two dogs and a soft toy. It was fun!
I have had several courses in Repin Institute in classic painting and drawing.
I sit in the board of directors in Espoo Art and have responsibility for their Instagram and Facebook. We have a lot of exhibitions and courses. I have an atelier in Aurora House in Järvenperä, Espoo. vi have several persons coming to Konstrundan. We have a space of 900m2 in Aurora House.
I am also a member in European cultural association and participate in their exhibitions, at the moment in Keuruu.
I want to paint because it motivates me and it is fun. I want to show and use different expression forms. I have all the time orders to paint portraits. I sell also my naivistic paintings.
87. Annick Ligtermoet - Studio Keisteri Valomieli
Hyttipojankuja 2, Espoo
Hello, my name is Annick, I am a Dutch artist living and working in Finland since the last 12 years. Currently I am mainly working with ceramics; tableware and vases on the line between the functional and sculptural. Inspired by Finnish nature, I like to experiment by using local materials such as birch, of which the ash can be turned into a glaze, and granite rocks for texture.
87. Studio Keisteri Valomieli
Hyttipojankuja 2, Espoo
Teemu Keisteri (1985, Finland) is a visual artist living and working in Espoo. Keisteri's Ukkeli character which he created in 2008 and can be seen in paintings, drawings and unique clothing, has gained attention with audiences and media alike. Keisteri is inspired by cultural phenomena and Finnish lifestyle, and often uses himself as the subject of his art.
In addition to Ukkeli, Keisteri makes video art, art and dance performances, his own music in the band PEU and DJ shows under the name Windows95Man. Keisteri’s videos have become extremely popular with internet and social media audiences. Keisteri also runs his own art gallery Kalleria in Kallio, Helsinki.
88. Ateljee Rasaliina Jänö
Sibeliuksenkatu 21 (sisäpiha), Järvenpää
I strive to create warmth and atmosphere in my works. The best thing is when the finished work touches and moves a completely foreign person. A work does not necessarily tell just one message, but can open up its own story and world to everyone. I see magic and imaginative animals in surprising places. The mind of a storyteller is constantly developing new worlds from which my works spring. Inspired by colors, the play of light on surfaces and especially nature gives me endless ideas.
89. Kåirantaidestudio - Vanha Villatehdas
Kankurinkatu 4-6 C-talo, Hyvinkää
I make tufted rugs and oil paintings in my studio. My subjects are happy and naive and often have a cat theme
In my workshop at the Vanha Villatehdas, I present machine tufting, how it is done. For those who are interested, I can introduce the oil painting technique of the Old Masters. I make works with several different techniques and it also shapes the treatment of the subject.
I am interested in using different materials to make art. Every technique brings out something new and technique always also limits me. When making rugs, you can't correct patterns like in oil painting, where I can do overpainting. I also do lino prints and acrylic painting combined with mixed media. I wrote a guidebook Naivismimaalauksen ABC for those interested in naïve painting, and cards and posters are also available.
90. Juha Menna - Rainbow Cocktail - Rajamäen Hiiiva
Patruunantie 17, Rajamäki
Sculptor Juha Menna (b. 1970) graduated from the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1999 as a master of arts. He has actively held solo exhibitions since 1995 and participated in numerous group exhibitions. In recent years also abroad; Germany, Sweden, Estonia.
Menna's public works are on display in Helsinki, Vantaa and Juva, and her works can be found in e.g. Contemporary art museum from the collections of Kiasma, the State of Finland and the Tampere Art Museum. The annual Kultainen Venla is Menna's handiwork.
Menna's main materials for sculptures are wood and bronze, and charcoal for drawing. Menna's way of working for solo exhibitions has always been themed. The same theme may continue for several exhibitions.
Menna is a member of the Finnish Sculptors' Association. Activities in juries, e.g. SKjL and Mitalitaiteenkilta. In addition to his work as a sculptor, he has worked as a sculpture teacher, e.g. Pekka Halonen Academy 2006-2023.
Menna wrote, acted and staged together with sculptor Tapani Koko and theater director Kristian Smeds the show "Veistäjät" 2012-2014. The "Sculptors" show combined the sculptor's work and theater. The performance won the 2014 art award of the Uusimaa Art Commission.
90. Laura Pohjonen - Rainbow cocktail - Rajamäen Hiiva
Patruunantie 17, Rajamäki
Laura Pohjonen is a Finnish graphic artist.
She studied at AALTO University of Art and Design and at Finnish Academy of Fine Arts.
She is represented in many art collections, for example collections of State of Finland and many Finnish art museums. She has had exhibitions in many galleries in Finland and abroad.
Laura Pohjonen is a member of Artists’ Association of Finland.
Laura combines different printmaking techniques such as mezzotint, etching, woodcut and chine collé in her artworks.
90. Petra Innanen - Rainbow Cocktail - Rajamäen Hiiiva
Patruunantie 17, Rajamäki
I am a visual artist working with painting, ceramics and performing arts. My work is figurative, talking about transformation, growth, fading away and letting loose. I will be showing pieces from the series Kabarett Augenblick. We wil open the doors to an exhibition of 3 artists working in the area, Laura Pohjonen, Juhan Mennä and myself. The ehibition Raibow Cocktail is in the unique space of Rajamäki old Yeast factory. There will be paintings, graphic art, ceramics, scultpture and also various happenings and workshops during the exhibition.
91. Johanna Johnsson - Villa Pauli
Metsäpurontie 45, Nurmijärvi
I am an artist and art teacher from Nurmijärvi. My artistic work is watercolor and ink paintings. Nature forests, fields, streams and paths have inspired me in my work. I have held solo and joined group exhibitions and I am active in art association activities. I live with my artist husband Niko Saarinen in the artist home Villa Pauli. Villa Pauli is a complete work of art, where the visitors can see sculptures in the garden, paintings and work demonstrations in the studio.
91. Niko Saarinen - Villa Pauli
Metsäpurontie 45, Nurmijärvi
I am an artist and art teacher from Nurmijärvi. My artistic work consists of charcoal drawings, oil paintings and stone sculptures. In my latest installations, I also use video and AR technology. My works deal with the shaping of identity through stories, language and memory. I work in Nurmijärvi at Villa Pauli, an artist home, together with my wife Johanna Johnsson. Villa Pauli is a complete work of art, where the visitors can see sculptures in the garden, paintings and work demonstrations in the studio.
92. Tarja Rantala - Tarinakoru
Taipaleentie 244, Nurmijärvi
I work as a goldsmith in Tarinakoru with my husband, goldsmith Hannu Rantala. I design jewelry together with customers, based on their dreams and wishes, as well as my own designs, the subjects of which arise from images, memories, lived and experienced around. The stories behind the jewelry are big and small. Words arise in my mind while making jewelry or describing them. Sometimes, first there is a story that gives birth to a piece of jewelry. For me, goldsmithing is manual work using traditional methods and sketching with a pencil. Part of the creative energy is transmitted to the recipient of the jewelry, getting its new shades.
At Yogavint, during the summer seasons, I guide the Sound Travel Relaxation with various healing instruments. Gongs, bowls, drums, among others, vibrate at their own frequency and get the body into a state of deep relaxation.
93. Vicky Maaranen - Ateljè Oceanborn Art-Vickymaa
Taipaleentie, 96, PERTTULA
I work as an art teacher at Nurmijärven kuvataidekoulu. I organize painting courses at Studio Oceanborn Arts in Nurmijärvi and also elsewhere in Finland. Popular courses is Vedic Art, and Encaustics courses.
I am chairman of the Uudenmaan kuvataidejärjestö, and member of the board of many art associations.
I paint colorful works with acrylic, oil and beeswax technique. The style of painting is abstract. In art, I study changes in the state of being and the circulation.
94. Sari Stajevic-Teodosin - Ateljé Taidepysäkki
Järvihaantie 4A, Klaukkala
I am a professional visual artist. I trained as a set designer and painter and specialized in icon painting. My strength is painting and icon painting, but my expertise also includes graphics, set design, jewelry, ceramics, drawings... I'm half Finnish, but originally from Serbia. I work in my own studio and I also teach at Nurmijärvi Art School and Nurmijärvi Opisto.
95. Age-Elisa Riekkinen
Sokerimestarintie 8, Kantvik
I am a professional visual artist from Kirkkonummi. My office is located in Kirkkonummi, a small seaside village in Kantvik, on the ground floor of a detached house. I graduated from Kankaanpää art school in 1998, majoring in art painting. As a rule, I paint with watercolors.
In my studio, watercolor paintings and graphic prints are on display. In addition, there are arts and crafts, jewelry, personalized greeting cards and various items for use as gifts, for example.
I paint flowers, animals, landscapes, abstract interior paintings and make storyboards. Storyboards are commissioned works, where the customer presents his wishes and based on that, the board is designed together. Storyboards are usually very personal, they may be very meaningful to the customer, in connection with a memory, an adventure, or some other event or important place.
96. Tatu Vuorio
Suokallionrinne 27a, Jorvas
In my work, I approach art from several directions, abstract, figurative and conceptual. I use several methods in my work, such as painting, sculpture and installation, which often mix with each other in the process. Through different techniques, materials and approaches, I have achieved inspiration and the meaningfulness of dynamic making. Method as a word derives its meaning from the word methodos, which means "traveled road". I believe that multidisciplinary is the path that leads me, by developing it I realize myself and create emotions and thought-provoking works.
97. Studio Ville Heimala
Evitskogintie 24, Kirkkonummi
I am a sculptor (TaK) and biologist FM). Nature has always been very important to me, and it is often strongly reflected in my works. I am also interested in the mythology of natural peoples, especially peoples of Finnish origin. I find it fascinating to connect mystical elements to natural science and use them to create something new. I often assemble my ceramic works from high-rise images, which I shape myself from the beginning. The sculpture's jewel-like high-resolution mosaic surface brings an interesting new dimension: the work can be viewed from a distance, but the character's entire essence is only revealed upon closer examination. I work in my own studio in Kirkkonummi.
98. Mari Tolvanen-Arslan
Hulttilantie 393, Ojakkala
I am a glass- and ceramic artist. My studio is located in the middle of a forest in Ojakkala, Vihti. Right now I concentrate in making ceramic art and small scale production.
99. Timo Ahjotuli - Ateljee Ahjotuli / Tyynelä Gallery
Vanjoentie 18, Lohja
I work as a contemporary artist in sculpture, installation and photography in Finland and abroad since 2013. Visitors get to see how the photo sculptures of the 'Amanuensis' series are created by combining various techniques.
I also work as a founding member of the art association KühlTuli Productions ry as a producer and an exhibition architect for Tyynelä Gallery. Tyynelä Gallery's KOSKETUS exhibition 22.7-24.9 open Sat & Sun 11-17 o'clock in the same address as Ateljee Ahjotuli.
100. Pekka Kainulainen - Studio Pessa & Kainulainen
Taostie 3d, Sammatti
Pekka Kainulainen is a multi artist. Drawing and painting are his techniques but he is also known as a performance artist and the lyricist of the Finnish Metal Band Amorphis.
101. Jan Lappalainen - Krämars
Krämarssvängen 51, Svartå
I am a visual artist who works mainly with oil and watercolor paints. I also hold courses in watercolor painting.
I paint nature, the city, people, animals, objects. I depict what I see in my surroundings and in my imagination, often the result is a combination of both. The paintings move in the landscape between the abstract and realism, I strive to obtain the spontaneous energy of the sketches.
Light and atmosphere are essential in my paintings, more important than the motif itself.
101. Micaela Lappalainen - Krämars
Krämarssvängen 51, Svartå
I often combine different glassmaking techniques, such as fused glass with glass mosaic. My glass objects have gone through several different working stages, which means that the glass object has been cut, ground and heated in a kiln 1-3 rounds to get its final appearance. I have always been fascinated by the interaction
between light and shadow. Glass has an amazing ability to catch light and thus create captivating
shadows. Therefore, light in some form is a frequent and important detail in mine subject.
My work space is not suitable for receiving many people, which is why I have chosen to exhibit at
Krämar's farm which is perfectly suited for this purpose and in itself is worth a visit with its cafe Ivan and
Alexander and his organic and regenerative agriculture.
101. Yoshi Omori - Krämars
Krämarssvängen 51, Svartå
Yoshi Omori is a Japanese photographer, who made his career mainly in Paris, where he lived from 1986 - 2013. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and publications. He has gained recognition for his photographs, which depict movement and dance. He has often been called a poetic photographer, which can be clearly seen in the book "Lumi Valo" (Prometheus Kustannus Oy) which was published in 2012 in collaboration with the dancer Hanna Ahti. Yoshi has worked and lived in Helsinki since 2013.
102. Corazon Higgins - Hub Feenix - Artist in Residence Studio
Högbenintie 30 , Meltola
I am an artist based in Boston, USA, and am inspired by botanical forms, animals, mythology, and anthropomorphism. My artwork is trying to tell stories and reflect culture. In the past few years, I have grown very interested in creating my own inks and pigments with natural materials like foraged flowers, mushrooms, and berries, but also with things found in the kitchen like spices and teas. This combination of art and science is compelling, playful, unpredictable, and fun!
102. Claire Hurley - Hub Feenix - Artist in Residence Studio
Högbenintie 30,, meltola
I am an artist and designer, from Ireland,who creates conceptual Wearable Art, using mostly recycled and sustainable materials. I am an Artist in Residence in Hub Feenix for 2 months,which culminates at the weekend of the Konstrunden.
My work draws attention to our relationship with the natural world and our impact upon it. Creating work with the human body as wearer,as a way of exploring and expressing my sense of place and context within the wider world is at the heart of my work .
102. Clint Sleeper - Hub Feenix
Högbensvägen 30, Hogben
I am a media artist, performer, and maker, whose work humorously ponders an end to capitalism and seriously considers alternative possibilities for picking up the pieces and moving forward. This is a process of oscillating between old and new technologies, between art history and art unlikely, between historic political positions and innumerable, even impossible, political frontiers. My installations, books, and videos have shown in festivals and galleries internationally. I am also the co-director of Unrequited Leisure, a media gallery in Nashville, Tennessee. I am based in the United States and travel frequently for artist residencies and exhibitions.
102. Hanna Holma - Hub Feenix
Hub Feenix, Högbenintie 30, Meltola
I am a printmaker and illustrator, graduated in 1996 from the University of Applied Sciences with a master's degree in art. The technique I have focused on in my work is monotype. For me, the most significant works have originated in moments when I could let go of something unreal and see life as it is, a great gift. For me, Hub Feenix is a fresh and stimulating working environment that supports authenticity and finding the true joy of life.
102. Mari Leskinen - Hub Feenix
Högbenintie 30, Meltola
I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with a master's degree 23 years ago. Working with a brush is constantly fascinating to me. For the past 3 years, I have lived and worked, renewed and learned new things at Hub Feenix, the center for creativity and well-being. I present my art here in public spaces: my art merges with other creators. On display are oil paintings on the walls and decoratively painted objects and furniture. In my studio you can see my latest work and photos from before.
103. Daniel Enckell
Hamnvägen 14, Pohjankuru
Lives and works in Raseborg. Paints with traditional mediums representing narrative works and executes commissioned works. Teaches privately and within cultural institutes.
104. Anna Ulff - Åminnefors ateljéer
Valsverksvägen 30 A 11, rum 4, Åminnefors
My work is a kind of archeology of memories and takes place in a space for the return of the repressed and the attacks of the unexpected. It is also a place for the maintenance of sensuality, for meditation as resistance, and for the preservation of secrets. Lately I have been interested in pressure as a condition and am working on a series of drawings/paintings on the theme "Inner and outer pressure".
104. Tapio Elevant - Åminnefors ateljéer
Valssaamontie 30, Åminnefors/Raasepori
I am a self-taught photographer. I am a member of ONOMA Cooperative, which is located in Fiskars. The cooperative consists of local artists, designers and craftsmen. I was part of the Fiskars summer exhibition HIDDEN in 2021, as well as held photo exhibitions at the Fiskars KUPRU Gallery in 2020, 2022, just to name a few.
105. Anna Vasko - Aurinkokehrä Studio
Kroggårdintie 27, Karjaa
I am a textile designer specialized in natural dyes. I produce the aurinkokehrä yarn collection from finnish wool at my new dye-house in Karjaa. Even courses and workshops as well as group visits are held there. As a designer and dyer I offer my services also to other designers and producers, develop new working methods and work with fiber art. I have worked as a teacher at a textile department locally, and now teach courses even abroad.
106. Viktor Khachtchanski - Victor X
Teerikuja 3 B 18, Karjaa
I was a graphic designer at a jazz club in the 80s and 90s. At this time my studies of relation between music and visual began. I've been living in Finland since 2000. In 2007, I had my first solo exhibition at the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Helsinki. Since then I have held several solo exhibitions in Finland (inc.Kirkkonummi, Turku, Helsinki and Kotka) and one in The ERARTA Museum of Modern Art in St.Petersburg, Russia (2014). The latest solo exhibition was in Focus Center, Karis, in April 2023. I am a member of HIAA, Helsinki International Artists’ Association, and Triada, The Union of Russian Artists in Finland. I joined Ekenäs Konstförening after moving from the capital area to Karis in 2021. I participated in over twenty group exhibitions around Finland, Russia, and Spain.
107. Micce Ingelin - Atelje Näktergal
Näktergalsgränd 13, Raseborg
I paint in oil and tempera on canvas. The motifs are often nature, and reflections on humanity. I find inspiration in the everyday environment around me. I paint in my studio Näktergal, but also outside in the urban environment or nature. My style can be described as something between Expressionism and Naturalism. I want to constantly continue to develop my technique when I paint.
108. Catarina Johansson - Knipnäs centrum för välmående
Fågelsången 1, Raseborg
Hello, my name is Catarina Johansson, as an artist I am called Katyayani and was born in 1977 in Turku. I work with visual arts and music, where I intertwine the arts into an experience for all the senses. In my performances you can often see other artists as well. Dancers and textile artists, photographers have collaborated with me for several years. I want to create a room for beautiful art. Art that can touch and create a moment of calm.
108. Hannamari Matikainen - Knipnäs centrum för välmående
Linnunlaulu 1, Tammisaari
Hannamari Matikainen is a Finnish visual artist whose main instruments include graphic art techniques and painting. Hannamari Matikainen’s works usually depict animals or humanlike creatures as figures in an endlessly expanding horizon. Her pieces are included in the collections of the State of Finland and various Finnish towns and cities, along with numerous private homes. In addition to her own artistic work, she collaborates with artists from different fields and teaches art courses.
108. Kjell Svenskberg - Knipnäs centrum för välmående
Fågelsången 1, Ekenäs
I am a photographer with a wide experience, the camera became my work tool in 2001. Nowadays I shoot mostly various portraits, but I also handle corporate services and editorial jobs. Fine art portraits is something I am currently passionate about. I have my photostudio in Knipnäs former hospital in Ekenäs. I am 48 years old, married, father of two teenagers. I also have two dogs.
108. Maria Meller - Knipnäs centrum för välmående
Fågelsången 1, EKENÄS
I am a decorative painter and artist. Most of my work is restoring and reconstructing old interiors and wallpaintings. On commission You can have your own specially designed handpainted border. In my other artworks I like to use more simple materials and technics.
108. Nana Sjöblom - Knipnäs centrum för välmående
Knipnäs Hyvän olon keskus, Linnunlaulu 1 , Tammisaari
In the creative process, experimental freedom of expression is vital. I feel that we humans, together with nature, are a psycho-physical entity whose well-being should be prioritized. In recent years my artistic work has therefore focused on works in which the audience participates, either concretely or through experience, in the creation or disappearance of the final installation. I want to emphasize the role of art and culture as an initiator of social change through collective action.
108. Pia Westerberg - Knipnäs centrum för välmående
Fågelsången 1, Ekenäs
Actively working at my workshop in Knipnäs Hyvän olon keskuksessa. This year I also have a shop on the same street as Chappe museum in Ekenäs with four other ladies. Working with silver, gold and stones. Now this year is my 25th anniversary year.
108. Viviann Seege - Knipnäs centrum för välmående
Fågelsången 1, Ekenäs
I am Viviann Seege, ceramic artist, graduated from Axxell Överby in 2016. My studio is in Knipnäs in Ekenäs, where I also live during the summer half-year. I spend the winters in Helsinki.
I mostly work with sculptures and am inspired by animals and nature. I sculpt in stoneware clay and use underglaze, glaze, color pigments, wax, porcelain and metal in my works.
I have my own pottery kiln and during the summer I also fire raku.
I like to hold ceramics courses, where we make both decorative objects and practical ceramics. The courses are also suitable for beginners.
I am also happy to hold private groups for 3-10 people, with any theme, get in touch for more information.
Examples of course themes in 2023:
"Learn to use hand building techniques"
“Make your own teddy bear”
"Make your own cup of tea"
"Meditate with clay"
I am also a yoga teacher/physiotherapist and have the opportunity to hold courses at Knipnäs, where both accommodation and food can be arranged.
It will be fun to see you at Konstrundan 2023!
109. Kevin Stewart
22 Rosenvägan, Ekenäs
I am a self taught photographer living in Finland. for purposes of this application, my focus is on my current body of work. However I have engaged in photography for over 30 years. My work incorporates parts of my cultural heritage. Sustainability meets improvisation. That is to say, my current body of work demonstrates what it is like to engage in mix-media: paint on paper, foliage, discarded opjects and photography. Prior to this intense focus, I sought work food photography, scenic photography and event photography. In pervious years I defined myself as a "general photographer". All areas of my photography have been exhibited at one time or another.
DEFINITIONS & CLARIFICATIONS
Self-Taught means I do not hold any formal degrees in photography. However I have derived income from my photos. I have exhibited in outdoor art festivals. gallery halls and small boutiques. Whereas I am not a member of any photography associations, my application to join the Ekenäs Foto Klubb is pending.
Cultural Heritage: everything including the kitchen zink. My favorite word in art is "the accident". It informs what I beleive is an outgrowth of my African American past. We have had to rely on our instincts. Therefore, my best images have often stemmed from an non-adherance to the rules. In this regard, the impluse is improvisation.
Current Body of work are called CO-LOGIC PHOTOGRAPY. The "co" represents the word collage while the logic stems from the viewers desire to make sense of what lies before them. I enjoy this interaction with the perception.
110. Antje Zeiher
Formansallen 2B, Ekenäs
My Journey into art started when I studied graphic design at the university of applied sciences Pforzheim. From 2009-2016 I studied painting in the class of Jean-Marc Bustamante, at the academy of fine arts Munich.
In 2016 I became a master student of Jean-Marc Bustamante and graduated with a painting diploma the same year. Since then I work professionally as a visual artist, doing shows in galleries, art spaces, or urban areas. Since 2022 I life and work in Tammisaari Finland.
Recently I started a new body of work, so called textile découpés. They combine the technique of collage with elements of painting and drawing. My work is very much process based, the use of color and materials like thrifted textiles or roller blindes play a central role in these works. These new pieces try to examine the opposite conditions or states
of being inside and outside. This could either mean, literally being in- or outside of a room or building but also a certain setting or even in a more personal, intimate way, being inside or outside of oneself.
111. Minna Fabricius - Studio 7
Gustaf Wasa gatan 7, Raseborg
I have painted and worked with various crafts all my life. Attended courses in MBI and other art courses for many years. Started painting actively in my own Studio in 2020. I have had a few exhibitions, and now I have a Studio with Gallery space, so I can show both my art and how I work.
I like to try different techniques and paint entirely according to what I feel like that day. Sometimes it's just birds, another day it's abstract paintings where the colors decide what it will be. I paint simply because it makes me feel good. And hope that others will be happy with my works.
111. Yvonne Holmström - Studio 7
Gustav Wasagatan 7 , Ekenäs
My name is Yvonne Holmström and I have studied at the art school Basis, Stockholm, the visualist line at Arcada, Helsinki and at VNF's Create line, Karis.
Paints abstract, graphic, stylistic
or naturalistic motifs.
Works mainly with mixed media.
The substrate is usually canvas or mdf board and on that I experiment with cement, raksalim, wallpaper, fabric, pieces of wood etc. Everything that gives the painting an exciting structure and an extra dimension.
Paint materials are acrylic, oil, watercolor, liquid paint,
felt-tip pens, carbon pencils, colored pencils, chalk, etc
Since September 2022, I share STUDIO 7 in Ekenäs, together with 2 other artists. We work in the studio and at the same time have a showroom
with our paintings.
I would like to show you, KONSTRUNDAN visitors, my showroom/studio and tell you about how a painting is born and which materials I experiment with. Please come and visit us!
Welcome to Studio 7!
112. Merihelena Leskinen - Galleria Fabrik
Taalintehtaantie 679, Taalintehdas
I am a marine painter and I paint the essence of the sea. In my sea paintings, the sea stands for life and the ship for man. The technique I use is the layer technique of oil painting with oil on linen canvas. I have had over 70 exhibitions with a marine theme in Finland and abroad.
Already at the age of nine, I decided to become a marine painter when I grow up, because the sea was the most beautiful thing I knew. At that moment I was in the middle of an autumn storm, down in the cockpit of a pitching wooden sailboat that my father steered, mesmerized by the sea raging beside me.
When I was ten I started playing the piano and continued to do so as a musician for 30 years.
In 2004 I sailed the Atlantic for a month with my husband. Seeing and experiencing the waves on an ocean was so transformative that I completely changed the keyboard for brushes and the music for colors.
I paint from memory: things I experienced and thought about during my sailings. I have now covered over 50,000 nautical miles. The sea is my element.
113. Kristiina Haapalainen & Sami Vähä-Aho - Polka Paper
Smedskullantie 3, Kemiönsaari
Illustrator couple Kristiina Haapalainen and Sami Vähä-Aho work in their studio in Kulturhus Björkboda. Nature-themed illustrations are often inspired by Kemiönsaari's wonderful nature and cultural milieu. The couple's own brand Polka Paper sells calendars, cards and other paper products made from drawings and paintings.
113. Sari Kippilä - Kulturhus Björkboda
Smedsullantie 3, Björkboda
I have been involved in community activities all my life. Our latest community artwork is an entire house, our most ambitious work, Kulturhus Björkboda, sculpted together from an old elementary school in less than a year. A whole house can be an instrument, a narrative, a work of light, or a sculpture, but above all it is a place for creative activity. In autumn it will be something new again, we will lead visitors to Konstrunda to try, touch, play and taste it. Co-production, Tuomo Tammenpää & a group of friends.
113. Tuomo Tammenpää - Kulturhus Björkboda
Smedskullantie 3, Björkboda
I have worked with design and art all my life. Our latest community artwork is an entire house, our most ambitious work, Kulturhus Björkboda, sculpted together from an old elementary school in less than a year. A whole house can be an instrument, a narrative, a work of light, or a sculpture, but above all it is a place for creative activity. In autumn it will be something new again, we will lead visitors to Konstrunda to try, touch, play and taste it. Co-production, Tuomo Tammenpää & a group of friends.
114. Jaana Kähönen - DJK Design Jaana Kähönen Gallery
I'm working full time with digital arts and textile patterns. My design is based on my own photographs. Nature (especially the one in Teijo National Park) and old cities play an important role in my works - but likewise it is possible to find something dreamlike or surprising in them. The unique artworks are printed with a special printing method (reactive dispersion) on velvet, which makes them look vivid and slightly three dimensional. The artworks are in series of 8. The small 40's Cessna that you can find in my works is my signature - an airplane I have flown herself. I live and work in Turku and Mathildedal (Salo).
I'm taking advantage of the potential of modern digital printing technology and have developed methods to bring new dimensions to the end result by using several image editing programs simultaneously. My pictures and patterns have been said to represent something new and different from the masses. During the last two years, my works have been exhibited - in addition to my own summer gallery in Mathildedal - in Salon Veturitalli, at Tuulenpesä Gallery in Turku, at Salo Artists' Association's Gallery, at Sylvi Salonen in Turku, at Ilola Arboretum, at Mathildan Marina gallery and in Teijon Masuuni. I have likewise participated with my DJK prints and clothes at Fashion show by Fashion Team. I am the Chairman of Salo Artists' Association and it is possible to rent my arts at the Art Rental Shop in Salo. I also have an international designer contract with a Swedish textile printing house, which makes it possible for customers to order fabrics and textile products with my design ecologically directly from the printing house.
I have run my DJK Design Jaana Kähönen summer gallery in Mathildedal since 2018, and the gallery has already established its place in the popular ironworks village. The gallery is located in an old charcoal store (1850) and has an extraordinary atmosphere. In the gallery you can find my digitally edited, unique works as well as textile products, like cushion covers, with my patterns. In the backroom of the gallery you can also find some 2nd hand clothes of good quality.
I am looking forward to meeting you at my gallery!
115. Jaana Saario - Työhuone ja KotiGalleria
Meisalantie 117, Vartsala
I am a visual artist, curator and visual arts design teacher. I am a doctor of arts by education. I live and work in Salo. I belong to the Association of Painters and the Turku artists' association. My works can be found in Turku art lending office and in my own KotiGalleria.
I am interested in temporal, geographical and cultural layers. I layer mental images, colors, characters and texts in my works. I paint and draw in mixed media with marker, oil, acrylic, charcoal, pencil. Sometimes I use old and collected material as the basis of the paintings. The contents of my works consist of observations, wonderings... things that won't let go. For me, making art is the arrangement of mental images and thoughts in a way that words cannot reach.
116. Arja Pykäri
Pihkarinne 9, Salo
I am a visual artist from Salo. I mainly do oil and watercolor paintings on different substrates. I have several exhibitions every year and I do also custom works. My art is on display and for sale in different places. I am also teaching visual arts. My works are story-like and symbolic, a play of colors and lights. My inspiration is the surrounding nature and life. My oil paintings are an alternation of presentational and abstract style. I mostly paint animal motifs in watercolors. My paintings are based on what I see and experience, as well as the world of imagination created by my subconscious.
117. Sofia Maleike-Ruohola - Kärrin Rusthollin Galleria
Liipolantie 17, Pertteli
Portraits using different techniques are currently the most interesting. My job is to make commissioned portraits. I have studied fine arts both at Kanneljärvi college in Lohja and at the open University of Lapland. I studied art history at the open University of Turku.
118. Seppo Lagom - Vanha Pappila, Kiikala
Suomusjärventie 266A, Kiikala, Salo
Over the years, my painting has gathered influences that look like me and that I accept, as well as work scraps.
Colors and light are important to me, modifying them is creativity at its best. I use oil paints and oil pastels, their richness of tones allows me to find the right color nuances. Nowadays, my paintings are created in oil pastels
with chalks on paper suitable for the technique. I don't make sketches for the work, but the subjects arise from inside me, which I have collected there while moving in nature, making observations about its diversity.
My works have become more like their creator, becoming more abstract, but still
I want them to show the presence of nature and the richness of colors.
119. Keanne van de Kreeke - Keanne illustrations
Savolaisentie 50, HIrsjärvi
Keanne van de Kreeke
As an artist, I experience "story" and color worlds as a strong tool between people. I want to use art to awaken forces in people with the help of stories and elements of nature. I also like to play with different perspectives and materials. These are practically important tools for me when working.
My art is born from everyday life, dreams, femininity and nature. A warm and tolerant world of imagination opens up in the artist's work. Often the works start from small everyday details, which the imagination raises to another level.
In my art, there is peace, presence and the life force emanating from nature. In them, a person's connection to something bigger is sought: nature, the inner self, the course of life, time. However, there is also a hint of shadow - externality.
"I hope that art brings courage to look at things from a different perspective and accept different ways of seeing and doing things. New perspectives are always needed, even though we often want things to stay the same."
I come from Holland and I use watercolors, acrylics, pencils, ecoline markers and pastels in a new way. I work as an illustrator, visual artist and am involved in community art projects. You can also see my work in story books, educational materials, in public places as well as in the theater.
120. Antero Kare - Someron kivimeijeri
Turuntie 1034, Somero
I'm interested in symbols.
Making art is time travel for me. I move to the past, the future is harder to see.
There are 40 meters of clay under my office. It is the result of an ice age 30,000-70,000 years ago. It is small compared to the time span of my living paintings: life arose from microbes 3.8 billion years ago.
The transformation of matter in heat fascinates me, geology with its bedrock and earthquakes take over my ceramic production. My works meander in the birth struggles of form.
121. Jaana Aarikka - Studio Art
Nahkurintie 13, Marttila
In my works, I depict the diversity of nature and different moods
times of the year and day.
I love nature, experiencing a deep connection. I have also wanted to bring this out in my pictures and ceramics.
The animals in my environment, from insects to birds, have always inspired me.
I have depicted the smallest animals in my scratch works and sculptures.
I have painted my ceramic works with ceramic colors and fired them into stoneware. I have made my paintings with oil and acrylic paints.
122. Teija Lehto
Ruokolinnantie 244, Preitilä
I have studied art in Kankaanpää and in Turku University of Applied Sciences. I have been working as an artist for 25 years. I have made every year a soloexhibition and also taken part to groupexhibitions. I am working as a printmaker in my own studio in Paimio. I work mostly with woodcut technique. I make colourful woodcuts, which often present everyday views from her kitchen. In her woodcuts I deal with time and memories. I am also working with other printmaking techniques, such as etchning and aquatint, printing with carton and monotypi.
123. Mari Metsämäen - Kotityöhuone
Jäkärlän puistokatu 18 D 29, Turku
The world and my own mind have been in turmoil. Climate change and menopause.
It was as if I was able to translate something new in my artistic work! Free from formulas and industrial
from that production.
Yes to feeling, thoughts, diversity, empathy and sustainable solutions. Reading, people, talking, moving, listening and then painting, drawing, sculpting, photographing, writing.
Welcome to my home office in Jäkärlä, Turku. What new has been born and to wonder
what would you do to my production over 30 years.
I have a master's degree in fine arts and have been making art intensively for the first 50 years of my life.
Jäkärlä, on the other hand, is a suburb in North Turku. Only 15 minutes by car from the center,
but in a completely different time. There is room to be, work and breathe.
124. Arja Valkonen-Goldblatt- Galleria/studio Leipomo
Juhannuskatu 10, Turku
I am a visual artist living in Turku. I am known for my multidisciplinary art. During my long career, I have held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in group and joint exhibitions in Finland and abroad.
I was granted an artist's pension in 2016.
125. Anu Nurminoro - Osuuskunta Turun Tuulenpesä
Rauhankatu 10, Turku
I am Anu Nurminoro, a ceramist by profession. I first studied at Forssa Vocational Institute and later at Häme University of Applied Sciences, Wetterhoff.
I am also a craftsman in woodwork and ancient technology.
I am currently studying clay construction in Raseko.
I make sculptures and sculptural objects from stoneware clay and fire them either in a wood or electric oven. My characters are quite reduced, caricatured.
The products I make are mainly utility items with character. They can be used with a glint in the corner of the eye and playfully.
Often the clay takes the shape of a hare in my hands.
Clay is a fascinating and surprising material, working with it is like a great adventure. I can never be completely sure of the outcome. Surface structures and the feel of the material are important in my work. You can find a new dimension in the objects I make, by closing your eyes and touching them.
125. Mari Erävaara - Osuuskunta Turun Tuulenpesä
Rauhankatu 10, Turku
I am a visual artist from Turku. I originally studied graphics and painting at Turku School of Drawing. During my further education as a gardener, I fell in love with the watery clay fields and that's why I applied to ceramics. Today, the main material of my expression is clay, in the form of ceramics and clay constructions.
For me, art is a spontaneous expressive expression and I intuitively create unique organic forms for my works.
127. Jaana Valtari - Konstens hus - Taiteen talo
Nunnankatu 4, Turku
I am a painter living in Turku. I graduated in 2012 from the Turku Arts Academy. Since then, I have had several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous joint and group exhibitions. In many paintings there are human and animal figures wandering on the beach or in the mountains. I have also painted a lot of different interiors, for example rooms in everyday or festive atmosphere. Color, light, air and humidity are interesting elements in a painting. They can sometimes become the main subject of a work.
127. Jirko Viljanen - Konstens hus - Taiteen talo
Nunnankatu 4, Turku
I work at the graphic arts workshop of Turku Taidegrafikot ry in Taitee talo. Among the printmaking techniques, I prefer monotype, where the print is unique and unrepeatable. I present both my own and the graphics workshop's activities. Instead of the series of proofs typical of graphic art, I make unique works that utilize, in addition to different graphic techniques, for example oil pastels and ink. My works have familiar elements from painting, as some are realized on canvas.
127. Jone Mutka - Taiteen talo
Nunnankatu 4, Turku
Jone Mutka (b. 1993, Kitee) is Finnish, Turku based visual artist and printmaker. He works mainly on the media of screen printing, digital techniques (photo manipulation, glitch) and installation.
He graduated from TUAS Arts Academy (BA) in spring 2019. He has also studied in Nordiska konstskolan and Savonlinna Senior Seconcondary School of Arts and Music.
At the moment Mutka focuses on his artistic practice on the themes of contemporary techniques of printmaking. In his artworks he studies elements of repetitions, mistakes and co-working of man and machine.
127. Kristina Isaksson - Konstens hus - Taiteen talo
Nunnegatan 4, Åbo
I am a visual artist and above all a painter. If I have to briefly describe myself, I am a painter with a genuine love for color and painting. And by color I mean all possible color shades and color mixtures, by painting, all techniques, also the non-traditional ways of smearing paint on canvas. I get my motifs from nature, but what I create is more a feeling and an experience of nature, than a description of a special time or place.
In my studio, I have my entire painting process, finished and half-finished paintings, colors and materials on display, and I am happy to explain my painting methods to those who are interested.
127. Minna Maija Lappalainen - Konstens hus - Taiteen talo
Nunnankatu 4, Turku
I studied painting, but I never became an actual painter. As a passionate drawer I have developed a technique in which I'm able to combine expressive line with whisper thin layers of transparent colours. I work with charcoal and pastel on silky skiss paper which is glued on foamboard. I also make three dimensional work as well as community and environmental art. I starch, crochet and tinker clothes that stand on their on, pearl drops that fall from the cealing like rain and safety nets woven of silk thread.
During Konstrundan weekend I show the versatile technics I use in my art.
127. Reija Palo-oja - Konstens hus - Taiteen talo
Nunnankatu 4, Turku
Reija Palo-oja (KuM) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. Since graduation, she has actively held solo exhibitions and participated in joint exhibitions. Palo-oja's works belong to the art collections of the State, HAM, the Finnish Art Association, the City of Turku and HUS.
127. Sini-Meri Hedberg - Konstens hus - Taiteen talo
Nunnankatu 4, Turku
My painting is inspired by the northern sky, abstract Expressionism and German romantic landscape painting of the 19th century. In my works, I look at universal questions about being and death, approaching them from perspectives that are current for me. As a rule, I paint with acrylic and oil colors on canvas.
I graduated as a visual artist in 2004 from the Turku Academy of Arts, when my debut exhibition Roots was seen in the Studio of the Wäinö Aaltonen museum. I have actively participated in group exhibitions and my recent solo exhibitions have included e.g. Gallery Huudo in Helsinki, Tampere Kulttuuritalo Laikun Studio, Gallery G in Helsinki and Gallery Joella in Turku. My works have recently been acquired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Art Collections of the cities of Turku and Rovaniemi.
127. Tiina Vainio - Konstens hus - Taiteen talo
Nunnankatu 4, Turku
Welcome to get to know my studio, my works and my work.
I'm a painter and graphic artist by training, but I've expanded my work to staging, environmental art, and installations as well. In my works, I often use surprising materials, delicious and multi-level combinations and methods; a sail serves as a painting base, a sculpture is built from twigs, or graphic prints form wallpaper. The materials tell their own story. Lately, I've also focused on traditional painting.
128. Sinikka Salmi
Kömylänkatu 2, Kaarina
I am a painter and paint mostly with oils. My works are of different sizes , abstract or semi-abstract colorpaintings. My colors are pure and saturated ; I often use yellow, orange, blue, red, green among others.
I also draw and paint portraits to order. If there´s time enough I will draw portraits of the visitors for an affordable price
129. Jill Christiansen - Stentorp fårfarm, -lammastila,- sheepfarm
Skråbbovägen, Skråbbontie, Kirjala
The finnsheep wool ,soft and rich in colour nyances and curly skin has inspired me to design knitted pullovers, ponchos, beanies, shals and mittens of the uncoloured wool, which are made in cooperation with skillful local handknitters. The main part of the wool is from own sheep at Stentorp, carefully chosen, based on the Fine Finnwool evaluation. The patterns shows my love for the surrounding archipelago, sagas from Kalevala and Viking mythology. The lambskins are made to vests, hats, slippers, and the leftover stripes are vowen with loom to sittingwarmers and handbags. Sustainable development, ethical and ecological breeding and handicraft production has been the leading aim during my 36 years in action. With my brand I want to create longlife products to modern consumers based on traditional values. During the years I have lectured under the thema “Finnsheep as a source of creativity” in Finland and abroad. In 2018 I was promoted to member of honour in the Finnish Sheepbreeders Association. In 2019 my Viking pullover got first price in New York Sheep and Wool Festival 2019 in the cathergory for handknitted items of 100 % wool .
130. Arja Maarit Puhakka
Skråbbontie 166, Kirjala
I have worked as a professional artist since 1998 and during that time held several solo exhibitions. I have also participated many domestic exhibitions, and foreign group exhibitions for instance in Germany, Denmark and Estonia. I am a trained sculptor and do both traditional stone and bronze sculptures as well as installations and environmental art using natural or different recycled materials. Works made with these different techniques usually describe small details of peoples´ life in general, especially women’s daily experience. In my latest, large-scale ink drawings I picture peoples´ vulnerability when they confront unexpected situations like environmental hazards. I am a part-time teacher in Parainen as well as in Citizens´ College in Kaarina. Since 2012 I have belonged to the organizers of the Barefoot environmental art event in Korppoo.
131. Cornelius Colliander
Skolmästargatan 4E, PARGAS
I make wheelthrown highfired stoneware ceramics, mostly for everyday use. I fire my work in traditional woodfired kilns and mix my glazes from local materials such as ashes, clays and different rocks. The woodfiring process and the naturally wariegated glaze-ingredients give my work a special character close to nature and life.
132. Johanna Fredenberg - Studio Njut
Vadevägen 4, Norrskata
I have always loved creating with my hands. Shaping something in clay, whether it is by throwing or sculpting, feels primitive, immediate and very physical. Recently I have also started painting again. To me, the art and crafts is about investigating the good life, both in the working process itself, and in the end results.
I’m inspired by the feminine and what it means to be a woman. Exploring the same thematic world both through painting and sculpting is very exciting!
133. Rannveig Steinthórsdóttir - Villa Rannveig
Punttistentie 62, Taivassalo
Rannveig is very interested in the nature, all kinds of creatures but also birds are interesting. Now she has decided to give owls a chance to come out of the shadows and present themselves.
Furthermore, Rannveig still works with the miniatures and this year we’ll see stories and poetry connected to her art work.
Rannveig was born in Akranes, Iceland in 1967 and has graduated from the Icelandic art academy in 1995 and she has also studied fashion design in the Kuopio design academy in 1998-2000.
134. Erica Törnroth - Ege T Hantverk
Munkviksvägen 17, Brändö
Nature and the archipelago inspire simplicity and beauty. My passion is to work with my hands and succeed in the process from idea to product. It is fascinating to see the product emerge in the weave, on the printing table or in the tanning of fish skins. Durable and hard-wearing products in natural materials delight the customer and me. My thing is to make products that can be used every day.
135. Anette Gustafsson
Solhemsvägen 21, Hellestorp
Painting is a necessity of life for me. The musical language of watercolour expresses what I want to convey best. I draw my inspiration mainly from nature, where the open sea meets the land or where light plays between sparse tree trunks. Landscapes that can be found in the face of an animal or a human being also challenge me. In the images I process my impressions of nature and let the emotions flow over the landscape.
I work searching with pigments and a lot of water, feeling in my body when my image is captured. The changing light and subtle moods fascinate me. I like to paint in the large format, controlling the pigments with broad brushes and lots of water, but love to be surprised by the watercolour's ability to take on a life of its own.
136. Klas Gustafsson - Båthuset
Söderhällsvägen 125, Lemböte, Lemland
All my life I have enjoyed working with my hands, creating in different materials. Early on I drew in pencil and ink. I started painting in oils in the 80's, then I had a long break in painting, and started again in 2016 when I retired. Am now back behind the easel painting mostly in acrylics and oils. I try different materials, methods and approaches. I want my work to be a little different. I also create sculptures out of wooden frames. My paintings can be abstract, where the viewer is free to interpret the meaning, or the purely concrete or naturalistic.
137. Johan Karlson - The Little BBQ´s Junk Art
Krokviksgränd 2, Mariehamn
Sculptor. I make sculptures from scrap metal and cutlery, common motifs are from the animal world in various sizes.
My animal sculptures are appreciated by both children and adults.
138. Maj Branders
Skillnadsgatan 33, Mariehamn
I am a ceramist since 30 years.
I make sculptures , raku ceramics and handmade objects.
139. Tove Maria Chanfreau
Neptunigatan 54, Mariehamn
Having worked as a language teacher at various levels of the school system, I have now, with retirement, reached the long-awaited period when I can freely and relatively without external constraint explore the limits of my painting, have time to develop and experiment with different mediums. I have "toured" quite extensively among the exhibition venues that Mariehamn offers.
Exhibiting is a wonderful opportunity to get in touch with an audience and have a direct communication with them. Participating in the Art Tour is therefore a pleasure for me and I welcome visitors to my home with open arms!
140. Berit Olanders - Ateljé Stavamostersväg 2b
Stavamostersväg 2b, Mariehamn
ART EXHIBITION FOR CHILDREN on the theme "Fantasy landscapes". During the Art Round this year, I turn to the children. Through my pictures, I want to inspire them to paint freely and use their imagination. I tell you where my inspiration comes from, how I compose my images and the technique I use. My exhibition is hung at children's height, visitors get to touch the pictures and I show how I work with horizons when I paint. Suitable for all ages.
141. Kaj Lindström
Västra Esplanadgatan 7, Mariehamn
Figurative painting is my main way of expression. In my latest works I examine the Åland landscape where I also place the smallness of the individual human being in relation to the universe.
142. Anna Nilsson - "Anna på Söderlid"
Norragatan 39, lgh 1-2, Mariehamn, Åland
I am a crafter/textile artist and I have always had creativity in me and after having worked with several textile techniques, I attended a two-year training in pictorial weaving at the Handarbetets Vänners school in Stockholm around the turn of the millennium. A few years later, I found my own way of expressing myself - embroided images on thin needlefelted backgrounds on linen fabric. In addition to free stitches, the images are often adorned with beads. All images are made uniquely, no serieproduction. The possibility to constantly come up with new images and combinations challenges me, never getting tired of developing the creation. I create abstract images based on reality - sea, flowers and birds are among my favourite motifs. Some images become wall art, others become pillows, for example. I enjoy working for exhibitions because it gives the opportunity to make larger and perhaps more free works, the smaller images are sold as cushions, wallart and for example bags in our shop at SALT arts and crafts.
"I'm a shadenerd. I love to choose a shade of linen fabric first, then the shades of wool and finally the embroidery threads for the stitches and beads. It's very pleasurable."
I am a partner in SALT Arts and Crafts from 2022 and also have my studio there.
143. Kristina Wigren
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn
In the early 1990s, I started selling hand-knitted products such as sweaters and hats. After that, I also started with quilting techniques and have delivered hundreds of quilts and other creations all over the world. I am self-taught in my craft and have also held courses for other like-minded people.
143. Michele Hermans - Kulturfabriken
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn
I am inspired by patterns and shapes in nature and in man made structures, repetitive, irregular, orderly and precise.
I’m constantly looking, capturing images to use in my prints. My prints are sometimes extremely detailed, and sometimes built up by simple pattern and shape.
I prefer the simplicity of black ink on white paper. The image speaks for itself. Screen printing gives me a clean and precise end result, as I am a bit of a perfectionist!
143. Monique Lundberg - Kulturfabriken
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn
What I'm working on at the moment are different graphic art techniques; black and white drypoint, collographs and colour rolled monotypes.
My art has themes that move me and I am inspired by fairy tales, myths, mankind and nature. I create my crafts from my imagery, which I print on fabric and sew into various products.
In my printmaking projects I try to capture special, emotional moments, experiences and moods with my choice of colours and motifs. What I want with my art is to touch, evoke emotions and thoughts.
The art tour enables me to show my creativity, new artworks, crafts and it is valuable for me to see visitors again and make new contacts.
143. Peter Lindberg - Kulturfabriken
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn
I have worked with wood for 26 years and I have specialized in handmade wooden jewellery.
The entire process, from a piece of wood to the finished product, is made by my. Of the highest quality. With the lowest possible impact on the environment. I mostly use wood from Åland, such as alder, birch, juniper, maple and fruit trees. Combining several wood types, I creates pieces with contrasting shades and colour combinations.
”I get the most enjoyment when creating jewellery from a piece of wood provided by the customer”.
143. Ralph Branders - Kulturfabriken
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn
I am a third generation visual artist, painting all my life. Mainly in oil, but also with acrylic, mixed media, watercolor. Both representational, preferably then people , but also abstract, which perhaps gives the ultimate freedom. Love to draw and do it all the time. Has illustrated many books, mainly school books, but also children's books.
143. Ritva Saloranta - KulturFabriken
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn
I have been working with glass for over 25 years. The techniques I use most are fusing, copper foil, mosaic and sandblasting, but I'm also constantly learning new ways to work with glass through various online courses. I actively participate in exhibitions in Åland and on the mainland. In recent years, course activities have taken on an even greater role.
143. Tiina Barck - Studio T , Kulturfabriken
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn
Living on an island with nature surrounding us everywhere, the sea, rocks, beaches, plants, flowers etc. has certainly influenced a lot to my artistic work.
I am a painter: it means that I am doing different graphic techniques but sometimes I get the urge to paint with brushes ...and can't stay away from clay either. It's great to be able to shape something with your hands.
If you visit me in my studio you will find paintings, graphics and some ceramics (Jewellery and small objects ).
143. Ulla Lindberg - Kulturfabriken
Fabriksgatan 4, Mariehamn
I am very curious and eager to develop my graphic techniques. Enjoying moments in the Art Workshop and is not afraid to try and test again.
When you visit me at Kulturfabriken, I’ll show you some of the different techniques I work with. I find inspiration for my art everywhere I go, I just have to keep my eyes open.
Come and say hello to me! This year I have a lot of news to show You. You can among other tings, order my art calendar for 2024. I show You techniques in graphics, acrylic paintings and mixed media, See You!
144. Joanna Silfver - Solbacka Smycken
Norra Svibyvägen 231, Mariehamn
Me, Joanna Silfver, stone cutter and nature photographer, a philosopher who writes down my thoughts. I am a 46 year old Ostrobothnian who is inspired by and finds my inner strength by the sea, living in Åland now for 19 years. I have been running Solbacka Jewellery since 2019 where I cut stones and make jewellery. Last autumn, my studio was finally completed in the old baker's cottage from 1863 and now I finally have the opportunity to welcome all curious people who want to learn or order handmade jewellery from different stones. I also have my photographs for sale in the studio and will have a photo exhibition outside.
145. Minna Rundberg - Ateljé & Designshop
Möstigen 15, Gottby
My name is Minna Rundberg and I work as a designer/artist in Åland. My collection consists of glass design, hand-printed interior textiles in natural materials, jacquard woven eco-certified rugs, trays and tray tables that are locally produced. Quality and climate-smart design for a sustainable environment.
146. Kjell Ekström - Ateljé Finos
Önningebyvägen 457, Mariehamn (postadress Mariehamn, Önningeby ligger
I am mainly active as a watercolourist. In recent years, I have resumed acrylic painting. Nature is my main source of inspiration. I never depict the landscape, but make interpretations of it. Above all, I want to convey the peace and happiness nature gives me.
147. Bo Torgé - ART TORGÉ
Jomalagårdsväg 41, JOMALA, Åland
I am an artist from Stockholm, now living in Åland and working with figurative and abstract paintings, mainly painted with acrylic on canvas.
148. Mia Englund keramiker
slottsvägen 134 , kastelholm
I work with clay, which is an amazing natural material with endless possibilities.
I work on a small scale and preferably close to the customer with both interior design details and pure everyday objects, often with a focus on function and simplicity.
It is important to me to work as environmentally friendly as possible and what is great about clay is that it is a pure natural product and I make most of the glazes myself so I know what they contain.
149. Juta Policja - Kulla Konst Studio
Sundsvägen 490, Kulla
I am a professional painter from Latvia. I come from artists family. It was only natural that my brother and I also became painters. We have summer house with a studio near the Baltic Sea and I have lived and painted there for many years. I moved to Åland eight years ago. Here I have found love and a new family. Åland is a really beautiful and peaceful place to live and create. I love to paint things around me, making portraits of them. I like to use different textures to add to the feeling that everything can be special. I try to create a sense of harmony with a little mystery. I admire art from the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. Sometimes I paint some icons or portraits of saints.
150. Marie Laaksonen - Studio Art
Lugnevägen 10, Pålsböle
I started my career as a graphic designer in Munich, Germany. After working at various agencies and publishers in Munich, I moved back to Åland, Finland and started experimenting with different art techniques. Mostly I use the classical art media such as charcoal, pastel, watercolour and pencil but also digital techniques. At the moment I work a lot with acrylic paint and with coloured pencils.
My artwork consists mainly of acrylic, coloured pencil, pastel, charcoal and watercolour. I paint in a realistic/hyper-realistic style in both large and small formats. My subjects mainly show depictions of various animals, accentuated by a dark or white background. The large format artworks are all in acrylic. These are painted on larger "cardboard sheets" I cut myself and place in frames - so they are also my own handiwork.
So far I have had two exhibitions in Åland.
151. Krister Fagerholm
Bergöraudden 18, Saltvik
I work with alabaster and soapstone. I have had sculptures made in India in marble and granite. Glass dishes and trays made in Åland and India.
152. Lollos Verkstad
Skaget 60, Vårdö
Art or craft has followed me all my life. The artistic heritage goes back a long way in our family history.
I myself have devoted most of my time to sculpture in all kinds of materials - wood, clay, plaster, concrete, silver, bronze and other metals. For many years now, I have devoted myself to designing our house on Vårdö in the Åland archipelago and making it a reality. Wherever a space or a place has called for a sculpture or other work of art, one has taken its place. Material and expression are adapted.
154. Maija Esko - 1 ha
Lapintie 625 A, Eurajoki
I am a textile artist and visual arts teacher. I live and work on a 1h farm, on the shore of the small Lutanjärvi in Eurajoki, with cats, dogs, a rooster, chickens and rams.
155. John Rogers - Noormarkun Savipaja
Vanha Vaasantie 3C, Noormarkku
I am an English man living in Finland. I have been making pottery at my studio here in Noormarkku for the last thirty one years. My work is available for viewing in the gallery and for sale in my shop. All are welcome. Both English and Finnish are spoken.
156. Sirpa Ojala - Galleria Kerimanni
kerimannintie 44, Galleria Kerimanni
I am Sirpa Ojala, a visual artist from Satakunta. Making art has been my main job since the 80s. I attended the Pori Art School from 1979-1982 and I am a member of the Pori artists' club and a member of the artists' club Nyte ry. I actively participate in joint exhibitions and try to hold solo exhibitions every couple of years. Our home, called Galleria Kerimann, is open on the first Saturday of the month throughout the year. In addition, the summer and Christmas exhibitions are open longer. My art shows a love for nature, especially the forest and trees, and the nearby Isojärvi influences my works. In the past I have done metal graphics and for twenty years I painted almost exclusively gouache paintings. I mainly paint acrylic paintings, but ceramics have been strongly involved since my youth. These works feature SusiNainen in various situations in her life. In addition to paintings and ceramics, the main project at the moment is "Maisema365" 20x20cm textile works made with the rug hooking technique. The purpose is to make 365 pieces of different parts of the landscape at different times of the year/day. The works are made on jute fabric with a special rug hooking hook using tricot. You can use e.g. old t-shirts that are cut into wefts, this method makes ecological use of the material. Making rug hooking works was added to the patterns in 2010. Of course, I also make all the little nice things for sale, e.g. unique cards with gouache and fox paintings from plywood. In addition, with the help of digital technology, I have commercialized my works into pillow covers, kitchen towels, enamel mugs, puzzles and fabric that I can sell to customers in the quantity they want. In addition to the boards, these products are also on sale. I also do custom work. My works are for sale through the online art store Taiko.
157. Johanna Melkas-Herzog
Sammaljoentie 694, Sastamala
Originally from Sastamala, I lived in Switzerland for more than 40 years and moved back to my hometown after retiring from my position as an art history teacher. Here, I continue teaching graphics techniques and papermaking alongside my own creative work.
I make paper from recycled materials, combining them with cellulose or plants and use it as a base for my graphics or in collages.
In graphics, I use gravure printing methods such as drypoint and etching, working on a metal or plastic sheet, and combining techniques. Often the subjects of my unique prints can be found in everyday details and nature.
158. Satu Siimes
Pysäkkitie 201, Siuro
I'm a designer and artist. I just moved to the countryside to a house that used to be the family's summer villa and my summer atelier in Pakkala village, Siuro, Nokia.
I work mostly with glass, ceramics, textile and woodcut graphics.
You are warmly welcome to visit my atelier in the countryside.
159. Ohto Sabel
Lasikaari 10, Pirkkala
My art draws inspiration from classical and contemporary art themes. In my works, I combine and build a narrative from historical plots and classic stories, wrapping them in the many layers of the present. For me, art is a journey to contemplative expressiveness through figural and abstract paintings. In my art, the figurative language of painting gestures strives to create lasting connections and insightful semiotic meanings that evoke reflections and experiences in the viewers of the art.
160. Niina Hiltunen - Nansotalo
Tanhuankatu 2, Nokia
I’m visual and fiber artist. My artistry is profoundly multidisciplinary and combines different kinds of art forms. In my art I lean on my background in classical music and linguistics. I create abstract, three-dimensional art from yarns and textile materials by weaving them on a traditional countermarch loom. Despite the sculptural nature, my art reveals its true nature and its fine and delicate, almost fragile details only when looked at very closely. My work has been on view in both in Finland and abroad.
161. Saara Sillanpää
Ritalankatu 13, Tampere
My artistic work. I live and work in Tampere, working as a visual artist and art teacher.
In my own work, I often find myself returning to the same themes;nature, plants and garden, wastelands, concrete and bricks, and carnival are topics I like.
I work with techniques of printmaking, drawing, painting and, and time to time photography.
163. Pirjo Vartiainen
Suvantokatu 7-9 C 2 (2. krs), Tampere
My artistry has been significantly influenced by the fact that I spent my childhood in the countryside. Thus, things related to nature have been important to me in my paintings until the last few years. Lately, however, I've moved more and more into abstract art, and natural elements have been left out of my expression at the moment. Colors inspire my work. Oil painting on canvas and Plexiglas are the techniques I use.
These oil paintings of mine, painted on canvas for the Konstrundan event, tell on the one hand about my own artistic change when I moved from performing art to a more abstract interpretation. On the other hand, my paintings tell about the more comprehensive change of modern times. However, there is hope and dreams in this changing world, which the colors of my paintings in particular embody in their own way.
At the Konstrundan event, I present my paintings and the painting techniques I use.
164. Anu Kirkinen - Taidetyöhuone
Sammonkatu 10, LH 9, Tampere
I’m jewellery artist and I’ve been working in this area over 20 years.
I have concentrated in art more and more instead of makin jewellery for daily use.
Jewellery are; not only, my way to see life and handle my emotions, but also to tell stories and making a point.
At my workshop people have possibility to see diffent kind of art pieces, wearable art as well as “easy to wear”- jewellery. At the same time they can see me working.
164. Johanna Pihlajamaa - Taidetyöhuone
Sammonkatu 10 - Kaalamonaukio, Tampere
I am a visual artist. I make my works with graphic art techniques, usually using woodcut and metal graphic techniques. My works are abstracted images of nature and the environment modified by man. I may vary one subject for a long time by changing the color composition and the mood of the picture.
I have worked as a visual artist for over 25 years. I have held exhibitions almost every year around Finland and participated in joint exhibitions in Finland and abroad. Next October will be my solo exhibition in the Kulttuurkeskus Laiku studio in Tampere, and after that my works will be exhibited at the 10th anniversary exhibition of the Finnish woodcarving society at the Hämeenlinna art museum. The festive exhibition opens on November 24 and lasts until May 19.
My office is in Kaleva, Tampere. I teach printmaking techniques and courses have also been held in my studio.
165. Tarja Jakunaho - SÄRKILAHTI BLÅ
Vessarintie 309, Särkilahti, Halli
I graduated as an artist in 1992, worked with moving images for 30 years, a solution-oriented art therapist and a student of art. I am a traveling leader of art workshops and have made art for e.g. with special groups. Särkilahti BLÅ will open its doors next summer and exhibitions, art workshops and events will be organized there. In addition, there is an artist residency at the place.
166. Janne Laine
Sillanpäänkatu 5 B, Mänttä
I am Janne Laine, a visual artist from Tampere, and I have been active in the art field for 28 years. As a rule, I am currently active in the Art City Mänttä, where my studio Studio Janne Laine has been operating since 2019.
I work with gravure graphics combining photoetching, heliogravure and polymer engraving as well as more traditional techniques such as aquatint and Chine collé.
I travel a lot, and the photographic material I take from abroad of landscapes, such as foggy mountain slopes, waterfalls and dilapidated gardens and cemeteries, serve as the basis for my photo stories.
I have participated with my works in hundreds of joint and group exhibitions in more than 40 countries. I have had more than 70 solo exhibitions. I have received several international awards.
167. Tiia Matikainen
Liikennöitsijänkatu 1, Mänttä
I´m a sculptor and ceramic artist. I´m inspired by Finnish mythologies related to nature especially the forest as a mythical, spiritual and protective place. As an artist, I reflect my own relationship with nature and convey experiences about the environment and the state of humanity. Sculptural figures covered by protective vegetation and fabrics depict humanity and the connection between man and nature. In addition to ceramics, I use concrete, wood and plants in my works.
168. 20x20 @ Galleria Halmetoja Mänttä
Kauppakatu 25, Mänttä
We are a multidisciplinary group of professionals in the field of visual art. We produce collaborative works in the format 20 x 20. We work in layers, serially and thematically. The members of the working group are trained visual artists, craftsmen, designers, art educators and photographers. Working is punctuated by joint meetings, exhibition and workshop activities.
169. Pirjetta Brander - Art House Brander
Virtasalmentie 22, Mänttä
I have worked as a visual artist in Finland and internationally for almost thirty years. I make drawings, animations, paintings, graphics and sculptures. My granite sculptures are permanently displayed in the sculpture yard in Mänttä. During the Konstrundan weekend in Mänttä, my retrospective exhibition is on display at the art museum Gösta.
170. SantiYago Delgado - Saintdeco
I am a sculptor, and I currently do bronze, ceramics, epoxy art and 3D art.
I bought a space in Joutsa so that I can focus 100% on art and that's what I've done. In the spring of 2023, I also established an online store on etsy where I sell products.
171. Anni Huttu - Grafiikka- ja valokuvakeskus Ratamo
Veturitallinkatu 6, Jyväskylä
I am a printmaker from Jyväskylä. I mainly work with dry needle technique, but woodcuts have also started to gain a foothold in my work. My art has been characterized as Kafkaesque; I am interested in describing the surprising, strange and wonderful worlds of the human mind. I have studied visual arts at the Liminga art school, the University of Lapland and several courses in different parts of Finland. For the past five years, I have worked at Ratamo's graphics workshop. I have had several exhibitions in different parts of Central Finland. At the moment, I am involved in the Babel project of Ratamo's graphic artists, while I study more visual arts and work on my next solo exhibition and a permanent joint sales exhibition.
171. Kaisa Koljonen - Grafiikka- ja valokuvakeskus Ratamo
Veturitallinkatu 6, Jyväskylä
I am Kaisa Koljonen, a profesional visual artist from Jyväskylä. My art combines the laws and aesthetics of the organic nature to the way human mind works, mixing them to archetypal and pseudo-occultic imagery. I work mainly with the intaglio techniques of printmaking. My artworks are often black and white, very detailed and made with skill and patience. I have worked at Printmaking studio Ratamo from the year 2017 as a free artist.
171. Naoji Ishiyama - Grafiikka- ja valokuvakeskus Ratamo
Veturitallinkatu 6, Jyväskylä
I am a Japanese printmaker. I got an MFA in 1991 from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Art in Japan and started my career as a professional printmaker. I have been living and working in Jyväskylä since 2003. My working place is at my own studio and also at the printmaking studio in Grafiikka- ja valokuvakeskus Ratamo. These years, I have been developing drypoint method to expand the possibilities of expression in my works.
171. Tuula Haverinen - Grafiikka ja valokuvakeskus Ratamo
Veturitallinkatu 6, Jyväskylä
I started my career as an "academic craftsman", i.e. a dentist. That's the enthusiasm for manual skills. I have trained myself in glass-melting glass, tiffany, lead glass, photography in glass melting, sandblasting glass. Textile dyeing, fabric printing, photo on fabric. Light and photography have always accompanied my work. I got lost in graphics on my first day of retirement in 2010. I have taken advantage of all the graphic arts workshop's courses, and for the last more than 8 years I have worked independently as an annual member of the workshop. Luova Valokuvakeskus also operates in the same space, so I have a great opportunity to use both. My interests are currently mainly in photo-based graphics, photoetching, polymer graphics, and on the photo side, alternative photograficgumprint, cyanotype, pinhole photography and combining these.
My work is available at Galleria Ratamo. I have participated in 2021, 2022 International Mini Print Cantabria and 2022 MINI PRINT
CADAQUES, to the Jyväskylä Art Museum's art bazaars. Considering my age, there is no possibility to acquire a new official professional qualification, so I act as a happy hobbyist and try to find targeted learning about the techniques that interest me.
172. Kirsi Neuvonen - Pajagalleria
Puutarhakatu 10 B, Jyväskylä
I am a visual artist and printmaker. I have worked as a full-time artist in Jyväskylä since 1984, when I graduated from the Lahti Art School. At that time, I started working at the Jyväskylä Graphics Workshop before moving to my own workspaces.
I am especially known as one of the developers of colored metal graphics and my most famous subjects are costume works, which I have done in various variations over the years. Since 2016, the main focus of what I do is monotypic and the drawing combined with it.
Today, I have my own studio/graphics workshop in the Jyväskylä city centre area, which also has one space reserved for gallery use. My office has been open to the public on Fridays since the beginning of December 2007 between 12-17 and by appointment. This year we celebrate 3.12. Pajagalleria's 16-year birthday party.
In the workshop gallery you can see my entire production from the very early years. In practice, the Workshop Gallery is a bit of a finer warehouse with framed works that have been exhibited or going there. The rest of the production can be found in the draft boxes, which customers are free to browse.
A few steps down from the gallery space is the proofing space. The room is higher than other spaces. The workshop space has the working spaces and equipment of a graphic artist, except for etching, and the workshop is free to visit. You can tell some about the process of working with metal graphics and monotypes with the help of the printed plates on display, proofing instructions and model prints.
The workshop gallery has unobstructed access from the outside, but there are five steps to the print room. The stairs have a handrail that makes it easier for some to move.
173. Päivi Hintsanen
Keskustie 21 LH 2 (katutason liikehuoneisto), Jyväskylä
I'm a fulltime visual artist. I make art, because I need to. Ideas for images and stories just come in my mind, and I'm creating these in multiple forms: as pictures, text and installations. From technical point of view the most important thing is to be on a continuous journey of exploration. Content-wise the thematic approach to my art is important. Studying topics and themes and writing process go hand in hand with making the visual art pieces.
174. Panu Koskimies - Pa-Ko Art / Mäkitupa
Pitkäkatu 25, Jyväskylä
I remember my childhood summers, they were sunny, filled with sound of great Eaglelake`s wawes and plays and games with sisters, brother and cousins. And carving the barkboats with knife! We made whole armada`s with my cousin and let them go over the see! Giving form of boat to piece of bark was something greater than anything. Maybe exept for grandmothers cinnamon bunny with raspberry lemonade…
Still I do some barkboats every summer. Also I do sculpture from wood and ceramic. Last years I had spend lot of time wheeling clay, making variant housewares and bigger vases and also handwash sinks. I have done also paintings, woodcuts and other graphics methods, and sometimes still do.
175. Marjaana Niskanen
Pitkäkatu 25, Jyväskylä
I am a textile artisan from Jyväskylä. Textile printing and pattern design have led me to become an entrepreneur in the creative industry. I am fascinated by subjects from everyday life, memories and traditions. I also enjoy to create moods in verbal form and I attach often texts to my works.
177. Seppo J. Tanninen - Ateljeetalo Tanninen
Villenraitti 8, Seinäjoki
Seppo J. Tanninen (born June 9, 1948 in Alavus) is a Finnish painter and poet living in Seinäjoki.
Tanninen studied at the Finnish Academy of Arts from 1968 to 1970. He is known in the circle of geometric art as a master of both Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometric shapes, but also as a user of rare colors and contrasts. Tanninen has participated in several exhibitions in Finland and abroad, and his artworks are in both public and private collections. He was granted an additional state artist's pension in 2021.
178. Marita Henriksson - Maurion kartano
Könnintie 15, Ilmajoki
My sculptures are mainly ceramics, partly bronze, wood and metal. I make pictures with different techniques: oil paint, silk painting, mixed media… For photography, I do "photo graphics". I also draw with ink, a computer, etc., even with felting. There are different meanings in my work, the logic of sleep; Animus, Anima. Life, Death. You need time to look in peace, as many meanings are hidden, the endearing overview deceives. I have participated on group art exhibitions in regional and state level and had private exhibitions.
179. Natalia Kaleva - Natalia´s ART Studio
Itäinen Pitkäkatu 55, Kristiinankaupunki
Art greeting! I am Natalia Kaleva, visual artist and art teacher. I have studied art in England, Russia and Finland. I am also an active cultural producer and writer. I have participated in numerous joint art exhibitions - more than 40. I have also held private art exhibitions in Finland. In my own Natalia´s ART Studio, I present my paintings and hold my art course.
180. Stina Engvall - Galleri Gottorp
Skrattnäsvägen 353, Kristinestad
I have been active as an artist since the beginning of the eightees. In the summer I am occupied with my art gallery, which has been open for visitors every summer for over thirty years. In Galleri Gottorp there are exhibitions about local history, my own artworks as well as artworks by invited artists. I mostly use oil as a medium. During the last eight years I have used a technique that is called "reverse glass painting". I paint in oil on the other side of the glass. For several years I have participated in a big Art Naive exhibition in Iittala every summer. I usually have one exhibition of my own somewhere once a year.
181. Kajsa Lassander
Stationsvägen 95 B , Närpes st
During Konstrundan, I welcome visitors to my ceramics workshop. I have been working with arts and crafts and creating ceramics for 30 years.
Sometimes I also use ceramics in my paintings.
I work with curling, thumbing and rolling. I cast utility objects and express myself through the colors of the glazes.
My pottery workshop is adjacent to my farm. Here I hold courses for children and adults, also courses for the Adult Institute. I have sales and often visiting groups.
During Konstrundan, I show the steps from clay to finished product, also work demonstration.
Serving and sales.
182. Karin Lipkin-Forsén
Nybrovägen 3, Närpes
Welcome to my studio in the beautiful setting by the old stone bridge in the center of Närpes. In the studio where I worked for sixteen years, I receive visitors all year round. My creations are etchings, watercolors and oil paintings as well as sketches, which I like to show. I try to interpret and simplify impressions from different environments and phenomena near and far. In the graphics, I use environmentally friendly substances and try to get interesting effects through them. I have participated in Konstrundan every year and it gives me the same amount every year and both new and old visitors have found their way to my studio.
183. Maria Gull - Mias Konstsalong
Österfjärdsvägen 82, Nämpnäs
During Konstrundan 2023, I will be open in my art salon, which I call my year-round open gallery. The space is an old barn where chickens, cows and horses stood many years ago.
My art salon is filled with acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, several hundred works competing to be shown.
My favorite motifs are slightly surreal and hover a little on the border of humor or irony. The occasional art craft and poem can also be found in the salon. The titles of the works are subtle and humorous. Others can be of animals, nature and people. For me, painting is a source of joy, pleasure, and an inexhaustible landscape of color and form has its own place. In the art salon, I also have works from my early childhood when, as an 11-year-old, I took a course through the civic institute, and you can also see a paraphrase of Monet that I painted during the year that I went to full-time studies at the Art School in Stockholm. I don't like to throw away bad paintings, but I think all phases should be shown in their entirety. Some day a bad painting can be seen as good, so ruining is not my tune.
During Konstrundan I will sit and paint in the art salon, I will also invite visitors to grab a canvas, paint and to try, I think everyone can paint, and that we are sitting on a big wall of bad pictures of where art is, and what art should look like. The motto that art is up to the beholder is probably the last sentence that I usually want to use in the countless art courses that I have held, both for children and adults.
Color and humor welcome everyone to: Mia's Art Salon
184. Vivan Österberg - Galleri Fyrin
Blaxnäsvägen 522, Töjby
Hello! I am a woman who passed the 70 mark a couple of years ago. I have been painting and crafting almost my whole life. Drawn since school age! In 2020 I got my own gallery at the summer cottage in Blaxnäs, which is open during the summer. In between I visit markets and fairs!
186. Richard Raven - Musta Lintu Saviverstas
Pispantie 2, Tervajoki
I make handmade ceramics that are meant for daily use. Part of my production are pots that are made by the wood firing process. I have been making pots since 1974 and in Finland since 1985. I was born in New Zealand and lived in Finland since 1983.
187. Ann-Sofi Kattilakoski - Vasa konstgrafiker - Stalli
Skolhusgatan 53/Koulukatu 53, Vasa/Vaasa/Vasa
My works depict both everyday moments and dreams. I usually work around a theme and at the beginning I see the motifs in smaller fragments. I'm looking around in a chaos of ideas. The journey of the parts to a whole is both rewarding and hard work. When I finally see the finished deduction, I sit back and listen as the work tells its story.
Graphic art has given me a way of expression and varied techniques that suit my ideas. Welcome to get to know my picture world!
187. Annita Ödman - Vasa Konstgrafiker - Stalli
Tegelbruksgatan 5, Vasa
Member of Vasa Konstnärsgille and Vasa Konstgrafiker. Make metal graphics in colour, sculpt in bronze, concrete and ceramics. Art education 1991-1998, continuously participates in graphics courses. Held about thirty separate exhibitions.
187. Sara Koskinen - Vasa Konstgrafiker - Stalli
Skolhusgatan 53, Vasa
I started with printmaking in 2016 and have mostly worked with intaglio printmaking, such as etching and aquatint. My work is often colorful with many details. I am inspired by different fairytales and nature.
187. Tujia Arina-Sudelin - Vasa Konstgrafiker - Stalli
Skolhusgatan 53, Stalli , Vasa
I am a printmaker, visual artist and art teacher.
I like colors and painting, which is why my graphic works are also often colorful and I prefer painterly techniques in art graphics. Colors and atmosphere are the most important elements in my art.
188. Kirsti Uimonen - Vaasan Taiteilijaseura
Korsholman Puistikko 6, Vaasa
I am a chemist. In my working life, my creativity helped a lot in product development. When life was hard, I joined Espoo Art. We went on painting trips to Italy, Hanko, Nuuksio with the teacher. It was there that the artist in me was born. A studio in Arti's premises. We had Taideosuuskunta Toukokuu Hgin in Hakaniemi. Now I belong to Vasaa Taiteilijaseura. Currently, paintings are shown in Hyvinkää, Seinäjoki and Vaasa artists' clubs. Gallery AVA Int invitation exhibition. In Vaasa at Pharmacia House Café.
189. Maire Ruotsalainen
Rantalinna, Rantakatu, Vaasa
I am a watercolor artist from Vaasa. Art education, University of Applied Sciences open university education 1989-1991. Many international and domestic art courses. After working as a watercolor artist for about 40 years, my first exhibition was in 1981. For the last 25 years I have been working as a professional artist. My avarelli technique is a "wet-on-wet" technique.
Hiking in nature, for me, hiking is research trips to nature. I make observations and note various little things in memory and on paper. Most of the time I do the sketches on location, that's when the colors and atmospheres are best realized, by simplifying, by bringing only the essentials into the picture. When I paint in my studio, I relive the feelings and moods the travels evoke in me. Nature's light and shadows at different times of the year and day always create new and different dimensions for the approaching destinations. In the barren nature, the small flowers and toads with their tendrils that grow along the ground hold out. There is not a plant so small and modest in which I do not find nature's great beauty and purposefulness. Often the picture is just an idea of the whole. The viewer's mind begins to create its own unity around itself, while nature opens up in a whole new way. Through my works, the viewer learns to discover nature's small miracles and see them as great beauty.
190. Natalia Haimi
Kauppapuistikko16 , Vaasa
Atelier "Art Nata" founded in 2004. I live permanently in Finland since 1992, my home is in Turkmenistan, in my country I went to an art school in 1974-77, in Finland I studied in 1993-95 at Vaasa Vocational School as a model dress maker, 2001-04 Helsinki TAIKay, since 2008 I am a member of the Vasa taidegrafiikot, head print serigraphy, gel plates, monotype, felting, textile art, embroidery. I am part of the group of active members of the graphic artists, I participate in private and joint exhibitions from 2006.
191. Paula Blåfield
Trollstensvägen 8, Vasa
I am an artist, ceramicist and sculptor. My sculptures are often expressive, animalistic, humorous and colorful. My paintings are often abstract and I paint with acrylic paint on acrylic plastic or recycled materials. My studio is on the ground floor of my house in Vaasa.
193. Valter Kuni
Klibbalkärrsvägen 6, Vasa
I work with technology and natural laws to push the boundaries of our experience of reality.
My work at the moment examines on the concrete level the pattern that arises in a viscous liquid that has been pressed between two sheets of glass and then separated from each other.
The starting point is to influence how the pattern is formed through surface preparations and by varying the liquid's molecular composition.
The project partly consists of an experimental investigation of viscosity and surface tension on the chemical plane, but is also an investigation of hubris, man's relationship to control and difficulty perceiving chaos.
194. Lars Höglund
Flygaregatan 24, Lentäjänkatu 24., Vasa. Vaasa.
I have been painting for over forty years. Started with watercolor and oil, in recent years I have switched to acrylic for practical reasons.
Inspired by children's drawings and paintings and of course by nature's different seasons, especially spring before the arrival of greenery.
195. Peter Borotinskij - Villa Havsborg
Kolaskärsvägen 104, Replot
My art can be described as two different orientations: Visual art and semi-abstract. I grew up in the Replot archipelago, where I also live and work, and the environments here often appear in my art, both in the representational and in the semi-abstract. In the visual art, specific locations from Replot and the surrounding area are visible. Common to both orientations is that they depict the Nordic light and invite the viewer to contemplation. I will show art from my private collection of my own works that have been added over the past 50 years, including pictures from Stockholm.
197. Camilla Forsén-Ström
Kunisundsvägen 6, Kuni
I work as a visual artist in various forms. With my own art which is mainly painting, as a tutor in art groups for children, inspires TV viewers in the program Strömsö as an art expert and regularly draws workshops and cultural projects around schools in Ostrobothnia.
198. Leif Strengell - ateljéTripod
Sollefteågatan 5, Nykarleby
I like artistic collaboration and diversity. The atelierTripod is for me important. It is my breathing hole and creative center. I would like to believe that a separate production unit is important for those who work with visual arts and especially printmaking.
Just as the name of my workshop "studioTripod" says, my creation has three legs: the past, the present and the future.
1) The past can be found on the walls and in the drawers of the cabinets. Finished works are past time for an artist. When the works for an exhibition are finished, they are already history, you are finished with them, ...but after all, you are still never finished.
I have a lot of collected material in my studio. Each archive box contains images that all have a story.
For me, stories and images go hand in hand. I always work based on a story. Of course the viewer gets to put their own interpretations into what they see - but I have my story.
For me, the story is part of the creative process, partly the story that belongs to the images I work with, partly the conversations about the essence of the art that I would like to have with visitors, visitors, colleagues and friends.
2) The second leg, the present, is what happens here and now in the studio.
Anyone who knows me knows how much this place means to me. The studio is probably the last place I would leave. The studio as a workplace and creative production unit is vital to me.
It feels wonderful to have a place that is made for creative activities.
Nowadays we live in a small apartment connected to the studio. You can say that everything is thus completely optimal for a creative, holistic work and lifestyle.
3) The third leg, the future, is currently represented by visiting artists, course activities and of course by all other guests.
The system of apprentices and special courses is good. I want life and movement in the studio and enjoy the discussions that arise when we work together.
199. Sonja Ekstrand - Sussis pottor & pytor
Åvistvägen 637, Överpurmo
I like to explore and try new technics with clay. Wheelthrowing and woodfirening I like the moust. Now that I have my own claystudio, I'd like to sheer the fun with others that want to work with clay.
200. Sixten Ahlsved
Lassasvägen 6, Terjärv
I work with recycled wood material from old houses and barns. I also work with garden art as it is located around my studio.
201. Simon Ahlsved
Storhagagränd 1, Terjärv
I am a motif painter who works as an entrepreneur with graphic design and painting of trucks. I also do other forms of art, e.g. oil painting, sign painting, etc.
During the art tour, you get to know my painting/studio and see both paintings and other motif painted objects, painted with airbrush and other techniques.
202. Alexander Granqvist - Studio allt i allu
Södra Terjärvvägen 10, TERJÄRV
Newly graduated visual artist from Novia spring 2022.
Graphic printing and painting are close to my heart, but I've done a lot of other things as well.
So a warm welcome here to the small village of Terjärv to visit my studio and admire my art.
203. Fanny West
Maansfolkvägen 27, Esse
In essence I paint in acrylic but between the yards I make illustrations, both digitally and with pen on paper. The motives mostly move around people, animals and nature and the production varies. Sometimes I enjoy painting harmonious, low -key paintings and sometimes the colors and technology have to create drama in the picture.
204. Ann-Sofie Eriksson
Vasavägen 44, Pedersöre
Born 1978 in Nykarleby. Ann-Sofie Eriksson has worked with art since 2003 when she got a visual arts degree at Art Polytechnic in Nykarleby.
In Ostrobothnia her art is found in various public places in the form of sculptures, paintings and murals. In addition to Ann-Sofies own exhibitions in Finland, she has participated in joint exhibitions in Europe.
205. Ivan Kostiurin
Tobaksmagasinet, våning 3 Jakobsgatan 9, Jakobstad
I am an artist and animator with a background in architecture. My interests include traditional animation techniques, painting, graphics and artist made toys. A picture that turns into a movie, a landscape becoming a map, an image of a dream, a diagram of a fantastic mechanism. In my work I combine the aesthetics of 1920s animation, the visual traditions of expressionism, and an interest in archaic art and folklore. I explore the effects born at the intersection of cinema, theater and painting.
205. Maria Fox Larsson
Tobaksmagasinet, våning 3 Jakobsgatan 9 , Jakobstad
Forty wooden rabbits beating their heads against the walls of their individual plywood boxes, a paper mermaid perpetually screaming in frustration, a set of cats flying in a circle and seemingly on the way to consume each other’s tails. I create toys and toy-like objects that are often frustrated, broken, or otherwise odd and mismatched with the essence of toyhood. I work at the intersection of graphic art, sculpture and robotics, exploring emotion through technological and mechanical means.
206. Christa Friberg
Kanalesplanaden 2 Kanavapuistikko, Jakobstad Pietarsaari
I am an ecological materialist; my artworks usually have their starting point in the material. I use almost exclusively recycled materials and experiment with finding new functions and purposes for them. I combine this with a quest for aesthetics and form. The most natural way for me is to work conceptually with installations and visually with needlework.
Making something new from the old and now unnecessary fulfills the values that are important to me.
206. Johan Sandås
Kanalesplanaden 2, Jakobstad
I work with wooden sculptures, paintings and digital art to explore the border between what is real and what we make up.
207. Yrkeshögskolan Novia i Jakobstad
Köpmansgatan 10, Jakobstad
At Campus Allegro in Jakobstad you can find all Novia´s cultural educations under the same roof! The future visual artists, graphic designers, photographers, interior design architects, performing arts educators and musicians all get their degrees here.
208. Kerstin Sunabacka - Kerstin Art
Smultronvägen 6, Jakobstad
Nature is my source of inspiration, but a face or an event can make me picking up the brush.
Pigment, water, light and presence in every second, that's how I like to describe my painting using watercolor technique. That fascinates me more and more. I continue to immerse myself in painting and welcome you to the wonderful world of watercolor.
209. Stina Sandström - Terapihuset Resurs/ Terapiatalo Resurssi
Jakobsgatan 39 B, Jakobstad
My combined workspace, and reception room for visual art and short-term therapy will be open to the public during Konstrundan 2023, to give an insight into both my world of image creation and how I work with visual art therapy.
The pictures mean health and energy to me, and I create inner balance and meaning with the help of the pictures. At the same time, I work with images as a solution-focused art therapist. I received my studies in art at the Swedish School of Art in Nykarleby.
In addition to showing my own pictures, I want to give visitors the opportunity to get information about the therapy and take a creative break with the materials provided, create their own picture.
210. Alexandra Sandbäck - Soulmama Arts
Järnvägsgatan 20, Jakobstad
I am an artist and writer and I have worked multi-artistically for over a decade. I am chronically ill and partially disabled which makes up part of the lens through which I view the world. In my artistic work I use openness and playfulness to take on serious subjects, such as body image, chronic illness and discrimination.
I call myself a dancer as I use the body as subject and object, and I work a lot with the body in space.
211. Anneli Holmstrom
26 Jarnvagsgatan, jakobstad
Anneli Holmstrom b.1985 is a Scottish-Finnish artist currently based in Jakobstad Finland.
Beginning from an expanded painting approach my work combines painting methods with sculptural, time based and per formative aspects. A re-turning interest for me is storytelling methods in visual art and how storytelling can be used to frame experience. Unlike narratives aimed at direct readings, my work embraces the fragmentary, misread and ambiguous - where visual storytelling becomes a tool for articulating pre-verbal thoughts and knowledge.
During Konstrundan I will present works in progress from a new body of work called HORSE.MONKEY.SHADOW.CLIFF, a painting series of around 20-30 interconnected works. Currently the work is being developed for up and coming exhibitions at Galleria Uusi Kipinä in Lahti and HAA Malmitalon gallery in Helsinki at the end of 2023.
211. Eva Sandström - Kulturkollektivet Insidan
Järnvägsgatan 26, Jakobstad
I am a jewelry designer, goldsmith and artist by profession. I started by studying jewelery art and sculpture but continued my studies in gold and silversmithing in England and specialized in design. I also have a visual arts degree from Austria. Previously, I was active as a freelance jewelry designer, but now I have switched to focus on the art of jewelry again. At the moment I dedicate myself to creating works that reflect on mental and physical pain. I mostly work in silver, but other materials also occur.
212. Pia Kääpä - Lepplax sommaratelje
Söderholmsvägen 267, Lepplax
I have lived in Germany for many years and I also received my education in painting there. I mainly paint paintings in oil on canvas in various formats from 20x20 to 120x160. In addition to oil, I also work in acrylic, watercolor and drawing.
In the summers, I spend most of my time in Finland at the summerhouse in Lepplax. Here I paint in my summer studio by the sea or grind bronze figures out in the open. My art can be described as colorful and positive, I make representational, naïve and abstract art. In many paintings there is also a hint of humor or a food for thought. In addition to the paintings, I have sculptures in bronze, which in recent years have taken up a large part of my creative work.
213. Jan Björk - Birtz Art Gallery
Juukkovägen 180, Karleby
I am a photographer with deep roots in Ostrobothnia, also purely photographically. I want to highlight the Ostrobothnian landscape, its animal and plant life in my pictures.
I am born and raised in the village of Såka, Karleby, where I still live.
Have published 8 photo books, as well as had 61 photo exhibitions around the country between 2011-2022.
I have had articles published in the biggest nature photography magazines around the Nordic lands.
Has also given lectures in Denmark, Sweden and Finland.
Leads courses in nature photography.
214. Owe Åsvik - V.Åsviks Gummiverkstads Museum
Sjukhusgatan 17 Sairaalakatu 17, Karleby Kokkola
I have studied art at the Nordic Art School 1985-88 and Accademia Di Belle Arti Di Urbino, in Italy 1988-89. I paint with oil on canvas and playwood that i saw in different forms, often in series of two or three pieces. For my works in mixed media and installations i often use found objekts. Subjects for my artworks i often find in my near surrounding.
215. Marianne Kaustinen
Rauhankatu 11 67100 Kokkola, Kokkola
I am a visual artist and printmaker from Kokkola who studied at the Nordic Art School. I mainly work with different graphics techniques and I also use different natural materials in my works. Getting excited about other fine art techniques is also rewarding at times, for example the series "Wall flowers" with watercolor technique.
The subjects for my works are created while walking in nature, when some form of nature, e.g. arrangements formed by tree branches or plants, catches the attention. Also, some important place or event can touch you so deeply that you have to react to them in some way pictorially, e.g. the "To mothers and sons" work of dried roses refers to the so-called to the war victims' memorial wall. It describes the special relationship between mothers and sons and the fear of losing one's own child.
216. Merja Pohjonen - Batteribacka atelje
Gamla Uleåvägen 141 /Vanha Ouluntie 141, Karleby , Kokkola
My name is Merja Pohjonen and I am a ceramicist. I have my home and workroom and studio here at Batteribackan in Vittsar in Karleby. I make art ceramics and utility objects from different types of clay and with different firing methods, with electricity and wood-fired ovens and primitive ovens. I teach ceramics and other visual art subjects in the Karlebynejden institute and the children's visual art school.
217. Keijo Nevaranta - Maijan Taidekoti
Prikaatintie134 R5 E24, Kajaani
Motto: "Painting and writing are walking".
About my visual art: I am interested in the lightness of bird's dew, the permanence of stone. My starting points for my paintings are always in reality and usually in nature, in the small details of nature, in its organic and inorganic structures, in the ancient art of mankind, in the shamanistic mythology of rock paintings and petroglyphs, in rocks and fossils, sometimes in classical music as well. When I paint, I reduce, reduce, develop further. In my art, I try to convey the idea that there are also values that last beyond this time. That people should respect the original connection with nature, which we have already almost completely lost.
217. Maija Keränen - Maijan Taidekoti
Prikaatintie134 R5 E24, Kajaani
I am a member of Kouvola's Artists' Association and I have studied at Savonlinna Art School. From the second year, I got into the University of Applied Arts (now Aalto University), where I went after finishing high school. I studied there from 1971-1977, when I graduated as a graphic artist.
I have done my actual bread and butter as a art teacher, from which I am now retired. However, my life's work has been making fine art. Since 1980, I have actively held exhibitions, and my exhibition activities and art-making will continue in the future, constantly being renewed.
218. Maija Vanhatapio - Galleria Maija Vanhatapio
Alakatu 10, Kajaani
I am Maija Vanhatapio (1946) a visual and graphic artist who lives and works in Kajanaland. I am a member of Oulun taitelijaseura 63.
In the creation of my artworks I use the basic elements: lines, colors, texture and shapes. Graphic lines with charcoal and chalk. Paint surfaces in acrylic, oil and mixed media or hand-formed clay. Directly guided by the feeling or memory of the moment. My way of working is almost intuitive.
219. Joonas Vähäsöyrinki - Ateljee Joonas Vähäsöyrinki
Jeelinkuja 7, Oulunsalo
I am Joonas Vähäsöyrinki, a visual artist from Oulunsalo. I work creatively with my own passion as an entrepreneur of Artjoonas Oy / Muusa Design.
I make visual art in a versatile way using several different methods, inspired by images and shapes. I find subjects in nature, people and life around me. I sell my own art and products I design in the www.taidekauppamuusa.fi online store and as direct sales from my studio. At Konstrundan's event, I open the doors of my home studio and a small idyllic shop gallery to the public.
Warmly welcome to visit!
220. Anne Linna - Luo Studio
Otokuja 2 C, Oulu
I am a ceramic and textile artist, designer, entrepreneur and teacher.
I make unique vases by wheel throwing and spinning. In addition, I design and create commissioned items and host ceramics workshops at Luo Studio.
Ceramics and textiles are very contrasting, organic materials that I work on intuitively. My art is multisensory. The pieces must be felt, as if seen by touching. By playing with contrasts and different textures, I create narrative art pieces with strong symbolism of femininity.
221. Tiina Seppälä - Kuvataidetila Kakru
Mäkelininkatu 41 LH, Oulu
I am a sculptor who graduated from Kankaanpää art school in 2007 and I currently live in Oulu. In my works, I often deal with vulnerability, time and change. The starting point is always either a three-dimensional shape or a material, the working of which creates a connection to the final subject. The message of the work can be serious and sometimes even brutal, but often it is also seasoned with a touch of humor. In my studio Kuvataidetila in Kakru you can get to know the backgrounds and techniques of my works.
222. Kirsi-Maria Perkkiö - Queen Art Ateljee
Asemakatu 12, Oulu
For me, painting and colors are my own unplayed music. I`m inspired by this journey called life. The old art of painting and architecture fascinates me. I hone the colors, language of shapes and rhytm so that the painting resonates with me in the composition. I use colors to create a gentler mirror of everyday life with pain, sadness, love and humility dancing a dumb dance of words intertwined. The works are created in Oulu Queen Art`s studio in the inner courtyard of Vikkulankulma.
223. Hanna Holopainen - Art Station 25
Asemakatu 25, Oulu
I work on abstraction. In addition to painting, I am also interested in the use of different materials and techniques and their combination. I explore the flexibility of action painting and search for versatile solutions to express subjects and themes yet keeping the abstract expression in its own context.
I have moved to a new studio at the turn of the year and my goal is to create an open, functional and networking art space alongside my personal work.
224. Aino Mikkonen - Kulttuurikiihdyttämö TILA
Pikisaarentie 15, Oulu
I am a native of Oulu, an entrepreneur working as a visual artist. My studio is located in idyllic Pikisaari right near the city center. I paint a lot, mostly abstract and with acrylics. I sometimes finish my paintings with a touch of charcoal or dry pastel. My paintings are created with intuition and colors first. With my art, I want to delight and touch. I find the effects of art that support well-being to be meaningful.
I mostly use canvas as a base for painting, but painting the walls is also fascinating. I have been able to create abstract wall paintings for a couple of business premises in Oulu. I participate in several exhibitions every year.
224. Emilia Koskelo - Kulttuurikiihdyttämö TILA
Pikisaarentie 15, Oulu
I am an artist and photographer from Oulu. I have been working as an entrepreneur in the creative field for three years and I do my work with great passion. I paint art works for sale and make commissions, e.g. portrait paintings. My studio is located on idyllic Pikisaari. I mostly photograph interior and architectural images as well as real estate. I like to spend my free time with my family and friends. Traveling and meeting new people inspires me a lot.
224. Johanna Pétursdóttir - Kulttuurikiihdyttämö TILA
Pikisaarentie 15, Oulu
In Konstrundan, I will showcase abstract paintings and ceramic art. The Central motif in my work is harmony between composition, colours and shapes. I am intrigued by finding depth in non-figurative form with as few gestures as possible. Layering and diverse contrasts result in strikingly vibrant and colorful paintings. I work in a state of flow, led by intuition. In recent years I have delved into ceramics, creating installations and perfecting my permanent subject, unique hand-formed breasts.
224. Leena Kyyrö - Kulttuurikiihdyttämö TILA
Pikisaarentie 15, Oulu
I make paintings and sculptures. When painting, I am guided by color and I often start without a ready-made subject. Through the arrangement of colors, the form is established, but remains abstract enough that you are not forced to stay in just one idea. I think of my paintings as views of the path that color leads. The human subject is endlessly interesting to me and I always return to it. I paint and sculpt figures that do not have a real-world model, but instead swim from the subconscious through the hand onto canvas and clay.
224. Pirjo Lempeä - Kulttuurikiihdyttämö TILA
Pikisaarentie 15 B, Oulu
I have the ability to see specialness in small things. The basic themes in my works are light, vegetation and trees, I love grasses and wild nature nearby. I live and work by the sea and water is an important element and theme in my art.
My tools are digital photography, cyanotype printing and photographs without a camera. I use the encaustic technique (beeswax-dammar resin painting) to finish my works. With wax painting, I add surface structure and layering to the pictures.
224. Sanna Manninen - Kulttuuribingo
Pikisaarentie 15, Oulu
"Welcome to my studio to meet me and see unique ceramics and paintings!"
Visual artist and artisan Sanna Manninen lives and works in Oulu, Finland. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She graduated from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in 2015. She is member of Oulu Artists Association and candidate member of Finnish painters union. Recently she has been working with ceramics and painting.
224. Sylvi Siltavirta - SySi Art & Design Studio
Pikisaarentie 15, Oulu
I am Sylvi Siltavirta, a versatile textile and clothing industry expert. I work as a freelance costume designer and do textile art and various mixed technique work. Ecology plays a central role in my textile art. I am particularly fascinated by the reuse of textile waste. In my works, the own history of recycled textiles is allowed to come out, intertwined with the topics I deal with.
225. Heidi Toivainen - Komun talo
Valtatie 53, Oulu
I am a visual artist from Oulu and I paint oil paintings in my studio in Komu's house. My paintings are almost abstract, but they have references to cities, houses, yards and gardens. I take my work seriously but not frowning. I want to keep a sense of play and adventure in my work. Most of the time I'm confused, the moments of certainty and clarity in my work are quickly passing and that's how it should be. Too much certainty is not good for a painter, it is better to wonder. I think that this way I can reach something under the surface of the wordless world. I don't want to explain my work either, but I give everyone the opportunity to find their own words next to my work. Often words are not needed at all.
226. Liisa Harju - K2 Taiteilijatalo
Hiukanpiha 25 , K2 huonenumero 231, OULU
I am a visual artist from Oulu. My techniques are two-dimensional paintings using different techniques, nowadays mostly oil paintings. Nature and the living environment give plenty of subjects to think about and experience by inviting you to paint. In addition, art history and social phenomena affect the expression. I experience pictorial expression as a strong personal means and a need to bring my thoughts to be seen. The doors of my studio are open to Konstrundan visitors in the Hiukkavaara barracks area in K2 Taiteilijatalo, room number 231. I am a member of the Finnish Painters`Union, Lapland Artists' Association, Oulu Taiteilijaseura ry-63 and K2 Taiteilijatalo ry.
226. Marketta Voutilainen - K2 Taiteilijatalo
Hiukanpiha 25, Oulu
Art has taught me to let go and be free. I use a lot of colors and different techniques in my work, and the choices come intuitively. I feel the energy of colors and believe in their healing power.
Well-being is a theme around which my art seems to be wrapped, whether it's health, healthy lifestyles or even a portrait of a woman. My background in fitness sports gives me some ideas for dealing with the topic.
226. Ritva Niemelä - K2 Taiteilijatalo
Hiukanpiha 25, OULU
I am a 61-year-old visual artist from Oulu. I get my inspiration for artistic work from nature. I practice nature photography and use the photos I take as a starting point for my work. When I photograph, I study shadows and shapes and their multiplicity. In my work, I may repeat the same form and thus look for a new vision for that form. Colors are strongly present in my works, they fascinate and have always empowered me.
226. Taru-Carita Pullinen - K2 Taiteilijatalo
Hiukanpiha 25, Oulu
I have been working in Oulu's Hiukkavaara at the K2 artists' house since January 2021. The techniques and materials I have used have varied over the years, but lately my technique has been established in mixed media. My style has sometimes been called illustrative, and maybe I am a storyteller. My subjects are diverse: in my work I deal with e.g. man's relationship with nature, love and loneliness and the right to be your own weird self.
My style is rich and detailed and sometimes downright gushing, and after a long black and white season, colors have started to return to my work. My work is sprawling, and several processes are going on at the same time. My way of working is intense, sometimes downright frantic, and I work closely in my chamber without seeing anyone. Konstrundan brings a fun change to my workday.
227. Vasili Reskalenko - Ateljee Vasili Reskalenko
Hakakatu 16, Oulu
I'm an artist and an art teacher at Oulu Academy. I was born in the city of Mykolaiv in Ukraine, studied at the art edagogical school in Crimea and at the Repin-Institute in Leningrad. I've lived in Oulu since 1987. I do oil colours, temperatures and mixed technology paintings and wooden sculptures and reliefs, ceramics and jewelry.
The work is available on the website of the Oulu Artist Society, http://ots.artoulu.fi/taiteilija/reskalenko-vasili. In Instagram, I'm under the usernames @vreskalenkoart and @vares_ceramics. I have also published my works at https://www.facebook.com/vasili.reskalenko.
228. Sanna Koivisto - Kulttuurikauppila
Kauppilantie 15, Ii
I have been working as a visual artist since 1977. For the first 10 years in Kemi, then I moved to Ii to work at the old Kauppila public school, which was destroyed in a fire in 2003. After that, we founded the art center KulttuuriKauppilan in Ii with my artist colleagues. I live next door to my studio in an idyllic house from the 19th century on the bank of the Iijoki river. My production includes drawings, paintings and sculptures using different techniques. My sculptures are e.g. child and animal motifs as well as reliefs and public works in different parts of Finland. Some of my work takes a stand on the preservation of nature and humanity on this planet.
229. Kaisa Sirén - Studio & Galleria Villa Vinkkeli
Vuopajantie 15, Rovaniemi
I started photography as a little girl and after high school it was clear I would study photography further. Today it is my full time job. I work as a photojournalist, which requires fast reacting and problem solving. I enjoy every moment and I don’t forget photography even on my spare time. That is when I make art.
My day job as a photojournalist is very documentary and concrete; everything must be shown as it is. Therefore it is very nice to seek something of quite the contrary in my artistic photography. I deal with my inner feelings in my works and seek for their counterpart mindscapes in the nature. The views are photographed in an abstract way emphasizing colour in each scene. Due to the painterly technique the essence of the atmosphere created by shapes and colours is concentrated in the images and the concrete disappears. The viewer can concentrate in his/her own feelings while watching these images.
230. Helena Junttila
Lapintie 42, Sodankylä
My work is characterized by a connection with the subconscious, the study of nature and woman herself. In my pictures, people appear with animals, mythical figures and natural forces in an open landscape. I make acrylic paintings on paper and ink drawings.
231. Pirita Pernu-Lehtinen - Pirita Design
Kasarmintie 1, Sodankylä
I’m Pirita Pernu-Lehtinen, the founder and owner of Pirita Design Oy in Sodankylä. I am an artisan, and I have set up my business in 1998.
I design and make knitwear from linen and baby alpaca yarn. I ended up with linen a bit by accident while studying. While knitting its properties became more interesting than in other materials. Linen is a challenging knit and requires long-term development to make the product desirable. But the end result is rewarding - the shape comes out well in the linen.
The nature of Lapland and the northern landscape serve as inspiration in the clothes and accessories I design. I value authenticity, locality and ecology; I make clothes from stunning natural materials for users who appreciate similar things.
I strive to design classic, long-lasting knitwear that is versatile with jewelry and accessories. The materials I use are also long lasting and durable. Ecology and responsibility are emerging trends that I can respond to in this way. More and more people are thinking about their purchases in the long run.
The Pirita Design store and production facility are located in Sodankylä. We do everything from design to garment sewing and finishing here ourselves. The garments are knitted with an automatic knitting machine, sewn by hand and, if necessary, the size and color are adjusted according to wishes.
In addition to the store and online store, my products are sold through numerous retailers all over Finland. Knitwear is also available from retailers in Germany, Switzerland and Japan.
232. Ami Avellán - Ami Avellán Jewellery
Paannetie 4 A 1, Enare / Inari
Ami Avellán Jewellery, silver jewellery from Inari, created with love and over 25 years of experience.
I am inspired by the traditional filigree technique and the details in my jewellery sparkle like a frosty winter morning. My brooches can also easily be combined inside each other.
Welcome to my workshop at my home in Inari church village!
233. Jouni S. Laiti
Siulatie 9, Inari
My name is Jouni S. Laiti and I live in Inari church village. I do mostly concept art, the background of which is the knowledge I have acquired over the years about nature and the needs of the human mind. I have my own art and craft workshop. The workshop has a separate, 20 square meter gallery where I present works in progress. In addition, I participate in various exhibitions.
I have been making traditional Sámi handicrafts since 1994. Since 2011 I have been teaching handicrafts at the Sámi Education Institute in Inari.
234. Kikka Laakso - Kammigalleria
Lemmenjoentie 650 a, Inari
I am a craftswoman, antlersmith and jeweldesigner. The reindeer antler won me, when I studied Sámi arts and crafts and still I am enthusiastic over it. Reindeer husbandry is our family's livelihood, so reindeers have always been important in my life. My antler workshop was founded 1994 and we built Kammigalleria in 2007. The gallery is situated in Inari near the Lemmenjoki National Park at our reindeer farm.
I produce and design unique jewellery, art and also some traditional items. My main material is reindeer antler, but I also use birch burls, handmade reindeer leather and even bones. My ideology consists in producing sustainable articles of local materials, respecting the old traditions and natural methods.