As a self-taught visual artist I am committed to life-long learning. I started with traditional watercolors and moved further to special techniques like watercolor batik paintings on rice paper and painting on the synthetic paper (Yupo) . I have deepended my watercolor painting skills at workshops by internationally known professional watercolor artists like Mika Törönen, Konstantin Sterkhov and Alvar Castagnet.
At the moment, I spend my days in the wonderful world of graphic printing, creating little stories - monoprints and mixed media - out of my phantasy. At some point, I also did soft pastel paintings, linocuts and encaustic cards. Each of these boosted my creativity and helped me to grow as an artist.
Endless enthusiasm and lively imagination are my strengths. My works often show a playful approach and include hidden stories. With my art I wish to express and share my joy of life and love of nature. Art through joy of life - joy of life through art!
The portfolio shows original artworks, created in different media. New works are added
frequently My paintings have been exhibited at numerous exhibitions in Finland and abroad (CV). Should you find here something
interesting, or think I could help with some of your art related projects, feel free to contact me.
Some of my works are available at TAIKO, the online gallery for Finnish art: https://www.taiko.art/raxu-helminen
Above:: Same Tribe; watercolour 38x56 cm, 2020
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Last update 02.09.2023