I’m Riikka, a self-taught 35 year old artist hailing from the Northern Hemisphere from the coastal city of Oulu in Finland.
I was drawn to art immediately after grasping the pencil and the brush in my hands for the very first time in
my early years, and have been at it ever since, trying to create and experiment by drawing and by painting
using different techniques to develop fresh and intriguing work.
After working with aquarelle, inks, oilcolours and graphic arts in the beginning I finally found acrylic
painting to best suit my style of creation and so it has been my main choice of method for some time now.
I would describe my painting process to initially start by simply just imagining a color spec-trum on a blank
canvas and awaiting the colors to reveal themselves. The outcome is dependent on the general feel and
state of mind and body, and very often proves to surprise even myself in the end, thus keeping things
In conclusion, always when painting I strive to achieve a delicate balance between colors, textures and
shapes to complement the final image, whether abstract or somewhat portraying.