I have graduated from the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki year 1998, and since then I have worked as a visual artist and art teacher. In addition, during years 2012-2019 I have studied expressive arts therapy. The art therapy studies have given me the opportunity to explore creativity, presence, the human experience and growth, the fields that I am also interested in my work as an artist. I have also practised meditation for the most part of my adult life, which has opened a whole new perspective on myself, life and my work as an artist.