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Fine art by Mervi

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Welcome to explore my art! I am a multi-talented visual artist and designer from Kuopio. My main work is communication and marketing design. Fine art is my great passion and richness of life every day.

The subjects of my artworks vary widely, but I mostly paint details of nature and everyday life, animals or flowers. My painting style is precise and detailed, although lately, I have also sought more freedom. I paint with watercolour and acrylic paints and with various drawing supplies, e.g. with pencils and ink.

The artworks in the gallery are mainly from recent years, although there are also a few drawings from the distant past before the nearly ten-year break from art brought by the busy phase of life. However, art has always been involved in the patterns of my life in one way or another.

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Newest exhibitions

National juried exhibition at the Puristomo of Cable Factory in Helsinki.

My first solo exhibition in my hometown Kuopio, in a cozy café.

I participated in the Finnish Watercolor Art Association’s annual exhibition at the Cable Factory in Helsinki from July 27th to August 13th, 2023. The theme of the exhibition this time was ‘Pro Aere, Aqua, Terra,’ which translates to ‘For Air, Water, and Land.’ One of my paintings created specifically for this exhibition, titled ‘Goblets Towards the Sky,’ was selected for the exhibition, curated by the artist Alina Sinivaara.”

I was participating in the Finnish Artists Association’s exhibition for the first time. The exhibition was displayed at the Kaamos Gallery in Kuusamo, Finland. I had three of my paintings on display at the exhibition.

I am participating in the May exhibition at La Fiaba Gallery in Jyväskylä city with nine artworks.

 

I had one watercolor painting with a horse theme in the exhibition that took place in the Akvart Gallery in Helsinki January 16th to January 29th, 2023.

Kuvataiteilija Mervi Korhonen taulujen edessä.

About the artist

I have been drawing since childhood but the actual inner artist in me woke up when I tried oil painting with help of the guide book that I borrowed from a library at the age of 16. That is when I got a special enthusiasm for making art, and I started practicing drawing and painting eagerly.

I prefer to paint topics that are meaningful for me in some way. When I was younger, I searched topics around me, but nowadays, topics and ideas tend to find me without even looking for. Animals have been strongly present in my art from the beginning, as well as the details of nature and everyday life. I have immortalized my own experiences or things that have happened to people near me.