Welcome! I am a Finnish-Canadian artist with an intimate love of nature. The ancient Finns believed that spirits resided in the water, rocks and trees. I interpret and portray that spirit as it comes forth in my paintings.
My artistic background is in design and illustration. In my early career, I was a Commercial Sketch Artist for a Monument Company where my designs were carved into stone. My linear drawing skills later evolved into the fluidity and texture of paint, inspired by the influences of Gustav Klimt, Tom Thomson and Van Gogh.
My artwork is comprised of figurative drawings, portraits and landscapes in oil. The paintings emerge from images collected in travels, painting on location and working with live models. My painting style is impressionistic, with a focus on colour, line, depth and luminosity.