CV

Education

University of Lapland

Currently studying in a master’s program in fine arts education

Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Degree program in design, line of graphic design.
Ready in 2015

Joensuu High School

High school diploma in fine arts, grade 5/5
Ready 2011

Memberships

Joensuu Artists’ Association, artist member
Illustrators Association, full member

Exhibitions

Under and on the water

Carborundum prints in the window gallery of the Joensuu Artists’ Association from 1 May to 31 May 2021

Joint exhibition Try Once More

Prints from the course in experimental printmaking at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi from 8 December 2020 to 28 January 2021

Family treasure on display

Works by Vilho Askola and Rosa Kansala at the Kaamos Gallery in Kuusamo House, Kuusamo, June 1–30, 2020

Lives

Artwork about animals and people at the Joensuu Artists’ Association Gallery Kohina (Koskikatu 1) 28.10. – 16.11.2019

Jan the Polar Bear

Children’s story and its watercolor illustrations as an exhibition in the lower lobby of the Joensuu Main Library 10–31 December 2018

Joint exhibition Watercolor NOW

Participation in Video Projection of Watercolor Art at Ahjo Art Center, Joensuu 27.9. – 25.11.2018

Joint Exhibition Cat and Mouse

Joint exhibition with visual artist Sannimarianne at Hyve & Pahe café in Joensuu 01. – 30.11.2017

Stories

Exhibition in connection with the Pop-up Theater in Joensuu Kauppakatu 23 (Torin Helmi) 11.02. – 09.04.2017

Business

I have been an entrepreneur since 2015. My job includes graphic design, layout, illustration and custom art. My clients are small and medium-sized businesses, associations and individuals. I have also worked as a freelancer for the advertising agency Luotoluoto Oyas a graphic designer and decorator for advertisement videos.

Artistic background

Fine art has been my hobby since childhood. I have acquired skills through my design studies and by studying independently. I use multiple different medias from oil painting to ceramics. My favorite tools are pencils, watercolors and colored pencils. My style is figurative and sometimes very meticulous, but I am open to other means of expression as well.

Public works of art

Joensuu Central Hospital 2019

I made two large acrylic paintings to the new children’s center at Joensuu Central Hospital. The project was funded by the Heart Children and Adults Association.
One of the works was placed on the ceiling of the study room. It has a diameter of 120 cm. The subject of the work is the underwater world, and the flicker of water was enhanced with LED lights.
The other painting was placed on the wall of another research room. The subject is a hospital reception for toys held by a small child. The size of the painting is 90 x 135 cm. The purpose of the works is to give children something nice to watch during the research and treatment.

Joensuu Kuntokeidas 2016

A caricature portrait of bowler Mikko Hirvonen is hung on the wall of a fitness center in Joensuu. The work was commissioned by Susirajan Urheilutoimittajat ry.

Examples of illustrations

Illustration for an election campaign 2019

Illustration to cover the campaign car among other materials.

Short story collection Smiling Esmeralda 2016

Layout, graphic graphic design and illustrations of Kepa Tromp’s collection of short stories

Kuusamo music camp 2016-2019

Annually renewed illustrations for websites, advertising posters and newspaper ads

Something else about me

I play a bit of double bass, cello and piano. I also love singing. My favourite sport is climbing, and I also do some sewing. Sometimes I am inspired to write songs, poems, and small stories that often become the subjects of my artwork as well.