I was born in Hämeenkyrö, Finland in January 1971. I did my first oil painting when I was only one year old, thanks to my mother. Since then I have been obsessed with making pictures.
My playground as a child was a forest with a lookout tower in the middle, a museum and and an old white church. From there I took away with me exciting stories of goblins, trolls and fairies. I can also still remember the many shades of colours. Clear blue mornings with birds singing in the forest felt so soft and safe. In the dark purple dusk, the forest changed, too many scary shadows and wicked voices. These memories from the past are still with me in the present. Some of those fairytales become pictures, drawings and paintings.
In the 1990s, my occupation was ADP-designer so I often used computer programs for painting and drawing, like Deluxe Paint, Fractal Design Painter and Corel Draw. At that time, the computer enviroment was a different world from ordinary pencils and paints. After a neurological illness in 2000, everything stopped for a while. Now I have returned to traditional methods.
Beside painting I sometimes do lyrics and cover-arts for a few bands. I also did some music videos with our video-crew. The rest of my time take´s my family and pets. Husband and two daughters, which lives still in home and two dogs, a cat, a turtle and a rabbit. Our adult first-born child, a son lives in his own home.
Although mostly self-taught, I owe so much to many people for their teachings, advice, and inspiration. The object of my greatest worship has been and probably will always be French painter Claude Monet (1840 – 1926).
I love colours and I think that can be seen from my paintings. I also like fairytales, and I never stop wondering about the Universe around me.