"I was born in Toronto, Canada, a first generation Canadian of Finnish descent. Fortunately I was raised in an artistic and unconventional family. I moved between the city and rural countryside throughout my childhood. After attending a fine arts high school I studied art history and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Afterwards I travelled to Florence Italy to continue studying Italian and art.
I am fascinated by the restorative power of beauty and it's balm on the anxiety of modern life. My current work is asking the question, does the natural world embody beautiful ideas? I am exploring shapes and light and their relationship with transition and memory. Abstract landscapes, city structures and botanical elements find their way into many of my compositions.
I am inspired by nature, it is my cathedral."