Behind the paintings

Hi, I'm Tiina, the artist behind this site. Creating art is my healing power and light. And I would like to share that strength, the light of life and hope with you.
I love combining realistic and abstract elements, colors, and layers as you can see in my paintings. I want them to be happy and full of hope and love.

I graduated as a graphic designer and drawing, painting and photography have always been a part of my life. Painting has become more and more important to me, and a few years ago I completed my visual arts studies. Nowadays I teach visual arts a few days a week and the rest of the time I paint.

I paint mainly with acrylic colors and also with watercolors. Many of my paintings are inspired by nature. I live in Finland and the lakes and forests that surround me, all four seasons give me a lot of inspiration because they are so different from each other...from cold winter days with snow to the bright spring and the summer with the warmest wind and blooming flowers to the colorful autumn leaves. They are endless inspiration and healing power to me.

There is another reason why I paint and create art. In 2019, I and my family lost one of our sons. He was 14 years old, full of life and joy, and with a happy twinkle in his eyes. And then suddenly, due to a car accident, he spent a week in intensive care at the hospital. There were days and nights when we prayed and hoped for the best, but at the end of the week in September there was a day when an angel took him to Heaven. "Some bring so much light into the world that the light remains long after they are gone."

There are no words to describe all that we experienced during those days and after. I read somewhere that in Japan broken things are often fixed with gold. A flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object's history that adds to its beauty. When parents lose their children, they are no longer afraid because they have already faced their worst fears. But like those broken things mended with gold, your life can become easier with all the wonderful colors and light that my paintings can bring you. You'll find golden memory in your heart.

I like making art because it is a form of therapy and also captures memories and emotions. It's a great feeling to create something unprecedented on a blank canvas or paper, mix colors and see what's coming into the gives so much happiness and joy! The same joy and uplifting moments I wish I could bring you with my paintings - let the light remain.

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