“Watercolour is a fascinating medium, ideal for spontaneous, free expression. It is unpredictable and challenging. If you try to control every detail, the painting loses its freshness and glow. You must improvise, take advantage of the unexpected.”

Born 1948 in Finland. Moved to Stockholm 1989. In Finland, worked as a translator. Learned oil painting in high school and on various courses. Designed fabric patterns on freelance basis. Chose to focus on watercolour after studies in fine arts and design in Sweden.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Mikola Art Hall, Vaasa, Finland
2012 Philp Art Gallery, Mariefred, Sweden
2009 Museu de l’Aquarel·la – J. Martínez Lozano, Llánça, Spain
2006 Gallery Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland
2001, 2002 City Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1999 Gallery Gripen, Mariefred, Sweden
1997, 1998 City Art Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 International Watercolour Biennale, Museo Nacional de la Acuarela, Mexico City, Mexico
2016 “Recollecting Silver Age”, Yusupov Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
2016 NAS Exhibition “Nordic Watercolour 2016”, Annaborg Gallery, Hillerød, Denmark
2016 “Suomiart”, Virsbo Art Hall, Sweden
2015 International Exhibition “Masters of Watercolor”, Exhibition Hall of St. Petersburg Union of Artists, Russia
2015 “Diversity”, Ropery Museum, Ale, Sweden
2014 International Exhibition “Auga Doce”, Museo Centro Gaiás, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2013 “Veteen piirretty viiva”, Hyvinkää Art Museum, Finland
2013 International “Art-Bridge-Watercolor-2013” Biennale, Molberg Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013 Espace Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2012 Surte Glass Museum, Sweden
2011 International Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2011 ECWS International Exhibition, Museum Ship Suomen Joutsen, Turku, Finland
2008 International Exhibition, Museu de l’Aquarel·la – J. Martínez Lozano, Llánça, Spain
2008 “Sea and Harbour”, Museum Ship Suomen Joutsen, Turku, Finland
2006 Galleri Gummesons, Stockholm, Sweden
2004, 1998 Väsby Art Hall, Stockholm, Sweden
2003 “Pohjalaisjuuria”, Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi, Finland
2003 International Art Fair “Europart”, Geneva, Switzerland

 

STUDIES IN SWEDEN
1995-1996 Design School, Uppsala
1992-1993 Watercolour studies with Norwegian Jan Skarsholt, Stockholm
1991 Art School Basis, Stockholm
1989-1990, 1992 International Art School in Stockholm

 

AWARDS
2013 1st prize in category Abstract Watercolor in the international Art-Bridge-Watercolor-2013 competition, Russia
2008 1st prize in the international J. Martínez Lozano watercolour competition, Spain
2008 Honorary Award at the 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Finnish Watercolour Society, Finland
1998, 1997 Scholarship by Megyei Muvelödési és Ifjúsági Központ, Hungary
1996 1st prize in poster design competition by Design School, Sweden

 

COMMISSIONS
Design of logo for Association of Finnish Artists in Sweden
Design of logo for Artist Group AquaNova

 

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (SELECTED)
Museu de l’Aquarel·la – J. Martinez Lozano, Llança, Spain
Planet Music Publishing, St. Petersburg, Russia
Hämeenlinna City Museum, Finland
Church of Sweden, Stockholm

 

WORKS IN PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)
2013 Konstantin Sterkhov, “Masters of Watercolor”, Russia
2011 Jarmo Virmavirta, Pia Feinik, Pekka Paasio, “Turku – 2011 – Naantali”, Finland
2009 Museu de l’Aquarel·la – J. Martinez Lozano, “Water”, Spain
2003 Nelimarkka Museum, “Pohjalaisjuuria”, Finland

 

MEMBERSHIPS
Nordic Watercolour Society
Finnish Watercolour Society
Association of Finnish Artists in Sweden
Artist Group AquaNova