Art is the conduit that brings out the best part of me and allows me to uncover what lies beneath the surface. My Finnish upbringing has also had a strong influence on my perception of the environment around me and is manifest through my paintings. Expressing myself through colour and texture has made it possible for me to explore the creative milieu in which I exist. Over the last several years, I have enjoyed ascertaining the relationship between line, colour and texture. Watercolour can be a rich and powerful medium while still allowing the line to communicate in its simplest form. While my primary medium is watercolour, I also enjoy exploring, acrylic, ink and mixed media.