As a Finland native, my artistic roots are in Nordic design: clean, bright colors, bold shapes, crisp, strong lines – conveying energy, strength and motion. I draw my inspiration from nature but also from contemporary design. Being a 2D artist, I work in acrylic silk screening as well as mixed media.  My work has been called “progressive” and was characterized by the Washington Post as “Latter-Day Pop-Art.”  I am equally comfortable working with realistic, graphic shapes as I am with abstract, slightly sculptural work.

       I express myself through two artistic avenues – through precise silk screening and through mixed media, often combining the two.  My silk screens typically depict beach inspired lightness of heart expressing playfulness - bold colors on canvas blending with familiar iconography of the Mid-Atlantic beaches. 

      My mixed media work explores the contrast between controlled shapes and natural free strokes. I am drawn to search the juxtaposition of order and chaos, control and total freedom - an eternal dialogue between discipline and abandon or the breaking of perfection. 

     At times, I mix screen printing, acrylics, epoxy resin, metal leaf, cloth, plaster and heavy textures on various surfaces - linens, canvas and cradled wood board.  Using epoxy resin also allows me to work in multiple transparent layers, adding shadows and impactful depth to my work – as Mark Jenkins, in review of my gallery show in Washington DC, stated: “the buried depths belie the pristine skin” – hiding the inner turmoil.

 

     I came to art later life after a long, international business career in Europe and the US. Equipped with MBA and secondary PhD degree in Business Administration, the threshold was high to venture into art – being curiosity driven, I studied print making, painting, digital art and completed a Certificate in Graphic Design at the Corcoran Collage of Art and Design in Washington DC. In 2008 I started showing my work publicly and have since participated in juried art shows along the East Coast, from Connecticut to Florida. I have shown solo in Washington DC (Martha Spak Gallery) as well as at Thaler Gallery and Peninsula Gallery in Delmarva. My work is part of the Permanent Collection of Rehoboth Beach City Hall, Delaware. I work and live in Lewes, DE and teach screen printing in my studio. 

 

 

SOLO exhibits

2021  Thaler Gallery "Screenspective PLUS", Ocean City, MD
2021  Peninsula Gallery, Featured Artist, "Naturals", Lewes, DE
2020  Peninsula Gallery "Evolution", Lewes, DE
2019  Martha Spak Gallery, Washington D.C.
2018  Thaler Gallery "A Screenspective", Ocean City, MD
2017  Rehoboth Art League "Strength in Constant Motion",
          Rehoboth Beach, DE

GROUP exhibits

2022 Peninsula Gallery, "Sur La Table", Lewes, DE
2021 Thaler Gallery,"Intriguing Parallels", Ocean City, MD
2021 Peninsula Gallery, "Small Jewels", Lewes, DE
2020 Peninsula Gallery, "Small Jewels", Lewes, DE
2020 Gallery 50, "Small Works", Rehoboth Beach, DE
2019 Gallery 50, "Holiday Small Works", Rehoboth Beach, DE
2019 Peninsula Gallery, "Small Jewels" Lewes, DE
2019 Odessa Historic Society ,"Artists Exchange", Odessa, DE
2018 Peninsula Gallery,"Small Jewels", Lewes, DE
2018 Peninsula Gallery, "Use Your Imagination", Lewes, DE
2018 Peninsula Gallery "Silence and Solitude", Lewes, DE
2017 Peninsula Gallery, "Small Jewels", Lewes, DE
2017 Rehoboth Art League, "Mixed Metaphors"RB, DE
2017 Rehoboth Beach City Hall, "Beach Fun",
         with Tara Funk Grim, Rehoboth Beach, DE
2017 Rehoboth Art League, "Beaches, Boards and Treats",
         Rehoboth Beach, DE
2016 Peninsula Gallery, "Small Jewels", Lewes, DE
2015 "Art Soirée: Two Artists", with Cassie Taggart,
         private location, 
Lewes, DE
2015 Thaler Gallery, "Artists Exchange", Ocean City, MD
 

JURIED Art Shows

2022 Grove Park Art Show, Rehoboth Beach, DE
2021 Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Bethesda, MD
2021 Lewes Artists' Studio Tour
2021 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2021 Ocean View Fine Art Show, Ocean View, DE
2021 Rehoboth Beach Art Festival, Rehoboth Beach, DE
2019 Lewes Artists' Studio Tour, Lewes, DE 
2019 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2019 Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival, Westport, CT
2019 St. Peters Art Show, Lewes, DE
2019 Dewey Art Show, Dewey Beach, DE
2019 Annual Downtown Naples Art Show, Naples, FL
2018 Armonk Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY
2018 Lewes Artists Studio Tour, Lewes, DE
2018 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, BB, DE
2018 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2018 Westport Fine Arts Festival, Westport, CT
2018 St. Peter's Art Show, Lewes, DE
2017 Bruce Museum Annual Arts Festival, Greenwich, CT
2017 Lewes Artists' Studio Tour, News, DE
2017 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, BB, DE
2017 Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts, Westhampton, NY
2017 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE 
2017 Stamford Art Festival, Stamford, NY
2017 St. Peter's Art Show, Lewes, DE
2017 Art's Alive! Ocean City, MD
2017 Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL
2017 Naples New Year's Art Show, Naples, FL
2016 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Festival, BB, DE
2016 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2016 Gallery One Outdoor Fine Art Show, Ocean View, DE
2016 St. Peter's Annual Art Show, Lewes, DE
2016 ARTS@Rockville Town Square, Rockville, MD
2016 Arts on the Square, Williamsburg, VA
2016 Annual Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts, Naples, FL
2016 Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL
2015 Lewes Artists' Studio Tour, Lewes, DE
2015 Bethany 
Beach Boardwalk Art Show, BB, DE
2015 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres
2015 Mary O'Fritchie Fine At Show, Westhampton, NY
2015 Westport Fine Arts Festival, Westport, CT
2015 St Peter's Annual Fine Art Show,Lewes, DE
2015 Art's Alive! Ocean City, MD
2015 Under the Oaks Art Festival at Whalehead, Corolla, NC
2015 Bonita Springs National Art Festival, Bonita Springs, FL
2015 Naples New Year's Art Show
2014 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Show, BB, DE
2014 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2014 Mary O'Frtichie Juried Fine Art Show, Westhampton, NY
2014 St. Peter's Annual Fine Art Show, Lewes, DE
2014 Under the Oaks Arts Festival at Whalehead, Corolla, NC
2014 Art's Alive! Ocean City, MD
2014 Mercato Fine Arts Festival, Naples, FL
2013 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Show, BB, DE
2013 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE 
2013 St. Peter's Annual Fine Art Show, Lewes, DE
2013 Art's Alive, Ocean City, DE
2012 Fairfax Art Festival, Fairfax, VA
2012 Neptune Festival for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA
2012 Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Show, BB, DE
2012 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2012 Mary O'Fritchie Fine Art Show, Westhampton, NY
2012 St. Peter's Annual Fine Art Show, Lewes, DE
2012 Art's Alive! Ocean City, MD
2012 Annapolis Art Festival, Annapolis, MD
2012 Downtown Naples Festival of the Arts, Naples, FL
2011 Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Show, BB, DE
2011 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2011 Mary O. Fritchie Fine Art Show, Westhampton, NY
2011 St. Peter'sAnnual Fine Art show, Lewes, DE
2011 Art's Alive, Ocean City, MD
2011 Westhampton Spring Art Show, Westhampton, NY
2011 Long Island Fine Arts Festival, Long Island, NY
2011 Marco Island Fine Art Shoe, Marco Island, FL
2011 Nautical and Wildlife Art Show, Ocean City, MD
2010 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Show, BB, DE
2010 Newport Arts Festival, Newport, CT
2010 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2010 Coastal Arts Festival, Lewes, DE
2010 Art's Alive! Ocean City, MD
2010 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Show, BB, DE
2010 Annual Downtown Naples Arts Festival, Naples, FL
2010 ArtAwards Fine Arts Show, Virginia Beach, VA
2010 Boca Raton Museum of Art Outdoor Art Festival, BR, FL
2010 Annual Delaray Beach Art Festival, Delray Beach, FL
2009 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Art Show, BB, DE
2009 Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts, Westhampton, NY
2009 Rehoboth Art League Fine Art Show, Henlopen Acres, DE
2009 Art's Alive! Ocean City, MD
2009 Jersey Shore Art Festival, Ship Bottom, NJ