I visited with a friend Gumbostrand Konst & Form, which is an art center situated in a scenic location by the sea in Gumbostrand, Sipoo. It includes an art gallery, design store and bistro and is founded in the old factory milieu of K. Hartwall, a soft drink company founded in 1836. We admired the works of many painters, about some a few words.
Greta Salonen - Young painter of the month at GKF showed a set of big fruit paintings. Especially the green-white Symphoricarpos (above) pleased my eye. In the same style she had painted satsumas, citrus & oranges. Greta Salonen is a 30-year-old visual artist and art educator from Helsinki. Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Finland and Great Britain.
In Veronica Österman's art the interplay of light, shadow and colours are the central elements. In her paintings there is often a hazy atmosphere and the cityscapes lie somewhere between faithful portrayal and abstract art. Her colour palette has been compared to that of Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck, and her style shares some of the sensibilities of Turner and Monet.
On the way home.
This painting shows the presidential palace and Uspenski Cathedral,
near market Place in the center of Helsinki. Beautiful.
Villa Cielo I
Anu Penttinen is a designer and glass artist who lives and works in Nuutajärvi Glass Village, where art glass has been made for almost 230 years. Anu has a BA (Hons) degree from the art glass department of the Australian National University's School of Art from 2000, and considers her time in Australia to be an essential stage in the development of her career as an artist to what it is today.
Katariina Souri - Hawk tamer.
Souri (b. 1968) is a well-known media person: a writer, artist, columnist and
Playboy's Playmate of the Month for December, 1988.
Today she is a beautiful 51-year old woman, with a changed hair style.
as school boys - so it was a happy gettogether with a lot of childhood memories.
My mother-in-law Ilma had 9 sisters and one brother who all scattered
around the country, because after the war Karelia became a Russian territory.
They brought me this beautiful late summer bouquet and we had a light lunch with strawberries
and icecream on our terrace. Pleasant day, not too hot.
I don’t know where my time goes this summer. Maybe it is a sign that I have grown old -
according to the saying that The older you get, the faster time flies..
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!