My story

My journey started in a far away land of Lapland.

From young age I felt it was far too cold over there and my love for life and  yearning for warmer climates led me to explore other places.

That led me to travel the world and finally settle in New Zealand more than 20 years ago. 

Along this journey I gained a BFA from Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Did my post graduate studies in New York University with the help of Fulbright scholarship, and have extensively travelled the world.

I am now based in Marlborough Sounds which is an ideal environment for my love of the outdoors and inspiration for my kiwi themed paintings.

I still love to travel and have done many amazing inspirational trips around the world with my children.

The future holds many travel-painting projects to come, but my favourite will always be the good old kiwiana.

I hope you enjoy the work.