My whole life that little voice in my head was saying “I have no artistic skills what-so-ever…..my brother got all the artistic skill in my family” I don’t know why it was there. Maybe people had told me that in the past or maybe because my brother was so accomplished I thought I didn’t measure up. Maybe the school system beat the artistic skill out of me or maybe it was just convenient excuse for not doing art. Maybe I had just never found the right medium to express my artistic talents. Or maybe….I was just moving so fast in my corporate career that I couldn’t feel the artistic energy. It doesn’t really matter what happened before because at the age of 50 I was introduced to acrylic abstract painting by a very good friend and mentor. Soon I couldn’t sleep because paintings were in my head.
I use colour and texture to create energy and movement in the paintings. I hope that people who view the art will be energized and uplifted. We are all connected through the universal energy and art is a channel for those connections.
I was born in Finland and immigrated with my family to Canada in 1960. I went to school in Calgary attending Western Canada High School and the University of Calgary. Most of my corporate career has been here as well. I am currently involved in leadership development and executive coaching.