Creativity is a gift, blessing my life with joy and magic. Thankful for this gift I want to express and share this joy of life, and my love for nature, through my artwork. I am a born optimist who believes the world needs more sparkles of joy. We are surrounded by so much beauty and wonder - all we need is to stop running around for a while and open our eyes and our soul.
I'm constantly inspired by our nature - the four seasons, forests and rocks, plants and animals, as well as wild flowing waters or birds' nests. On the other hand, ordinary everyday objects can trigger my phantasy - these spontaneous ideas often result to playful imagined stories with a touch of fairytale and silent humour. Art through joy of life - joy of life through art!
Welcome to explore my portfolio to see a selection of my original artwork - hand-pulled monotype
prints, watercolour paintings in different techniques, soft pastel paintings and more. I love to learn and experiment to find new ways to express myself. My artwork has been exhibited at
numerous exhibitions in Finland and abroad (see CV). Many of my originals already found a new home, many are still available (and new ones are
created frequently). 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 watercolour paintings and graphic works are available at TAIKO, the online gallery for Finnish art: https://www.taiko.art/raxu-helminen
Above:: Same Tribe; watercolour 2020, exhibited at
FabrianoInAcquarello 2021, Fabriano Italy
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raxuhelminen (at) gmail.com
Last update 20.01.2022