25 May, 2021 Two of my city-themed paintings were accepted into the annual exhibition of the Finnish Watercolor Art Association, which had the theme of the city this time. I submitted three works for the jury, one depicting a Finnish cityscape and two inspired by foreign locations. The foreign scenes won this time, as they were the ones accepted into the exhibition. One of the paintings selected for the exhibition, titled “Floral Alley,” portrays a sunny view from Izmir, while the other artwork is from Oslo. I have only seen the former in pictures, but I painted the latter based on a photograph I took. The inspiration for the painting was a moment captured in the photo as I walked the streets of Oslo on a cold evening in March. The city lights dimly illuminated the dark night. A solitary walker moved forward, wrapped in the warmth of a coat, and their footsteps echoed in the silence. In the midst of darkness, a glowing yellow old building turned out to be a traditional restaurant called Stortorvets Gjæstgiveri. The exhibition took place from May 18 to June 6, 2021, at the Cable Factory’s Valssaamo in Helsinki. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More »Finnish Watercolor Art Association’s Annual Exhibition called In the City
International watercolour art exhibition
My painting “Sleigh Ride” gets to the watercolour art exhibition in Singapore! I am really surprised and grateful for this choice! It is my first time in an art exhibition outside Europe.
18.06.2020 I was extremely delighted when I heard that my painting had been accepted as part of the Polish IWS Palac Lucja exhibition, themed “Your Identity Through Watercolour.” This significant event was scheduled to take place in April 2020, marking the first time my artwork would be physically showcased abroad. The idea that my art was valued enough to step onto the international stage felt truly meaningful. My painting, titled “Soul Here and Far Away,” was a very personal piece for me. In the painting, a woman (myself) sits on a suitcase on a beautiful summer day on an island, gazing at the lake. She simultaneously longs to travel far away and wishes to spend the summer at the island cottage. This conflict reflects my life well – I constantly have wanderlust and a desire to see new places, yet I wouldn’t want to go anywhere during the summer. UPDATE 7/2020: However, as life often unfolds, plans had to wait. In July 2020, I received news that due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Palac Lucja exhibition and related events had been postponed. The new date was set for September 11-14, 2020. You can find the IWS Palac Lucjan… Read More »IWS Palace Lucja – International Watercolor Art Exhibition in Poland, 2020
My watercolor painting called Watcher has been accepted into the international IWS Ukraine-Poland touring exhibition titled ‘Our Wonderful World’!