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About me...

in picnic I was born in Hämeenkyrö, Finland in January 1971. I did my first oil painting when I was only one year old, thanks to my mother. Since then I have been obsessed with making pictures.

My playground as a child was a forest with a lookout tower in the middle, a museum and and an old white church. From there I took away with me exciting stories of goblins, trolls and fairies. I can also still remember the many shades of colours. Clear blue mornings with birds singing in the forest felt so soft and safe. In the dark purple dusk, the forest changed, too many scary shadows and wicked voices. These memories from the past are still with me in the present. Some of those fairytales become pictures, drawings and paintings.

The Thing In the 1990s, my occupation was ADP-designer so I often used computer programs for painting and drawing, like Deluxe Paint, Fractal Design Painter and Corel Draw. At that time, the computer enviroment was a different world from ordinary pencils and paints. After a neurological illness in 2000, everything stopped for a while. Now I have returned to traditional methods.

Beside painting I sometimes do lyrics and cover-arts for a few bands. I also did some music videos with our video-crew. The rest of my time take´s my family and pets. Husband and two daughters, which lives still in home and two dogs, a cat, a turtle and a rabbit. Our adult first-born child, a son lives in his own home.

Sources of inspiration.

- Everyday life: Home & Family, Relatives & Friends.
- Nature: I love sea, primeval forests hidden sanctuaries and magical, enchanting moonlight nights.
- Music: With moods, from the Classical to the Metal music. No Music, No Life.
- Computer- & Consolegames: For sure, something from captivating world of games has moved to my paintings.

The Moon and the Sun

Although mostly self-taught, I owe so much to many people for their teachings, advice, and inspiration. The object of my greatest worship has been and probably will always be French painter Claude Monet (1840 – 1926).
I love colours and I think that can be seen from my paintings. I also like fairytales, and I never stop wondering about the Universe around me.




I hope, that You can take a little bit magic with you from my pages,

Amalia
Amalia



NEWS

  • 11.10.2011 6 Amalia´s paintings will participate to the ARTROM Gallery´s
    TOPTEN - "the best" from the ARTROM Gallery International Art Competitions
    exhibition in Rome, Italy. Opening Party November 30th.

  • 11.10.2011 Over 115 000 visits to Amalia´s homepages since January 2007. Warm thanks to all!

  • 3.11.2010 "So many Colours" private exhibition on Lempäälän Kauppakulma 3.11 - 31.12.2010.

    Exhibition dates: from monday to friday 8:30am - 8:00pm, saturday 8:30am - 3:00pm and sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm.

    address: Lempäälän Kauppakulma, Puistokatu 4, 37500, Lempäälä, Finland.


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    You are cordially welcome!

  • 28th July 2010. Amalia´s guestbook is open now. Welcome to read and write!

  • 15th july - 15th september 2010 Harvests of Summer 2010 online group exhibition at homepages of Gallery Amalia. 16 artists from Finland, USA, Denmark and Gambia.

  • "Darkside of mother and daughter - Beyond the Light" online exhibition 1st April - 31th May 2010 on pages of Online Gallery Amalia.

  • 13.1.2010 Amalia´s paintings will be exhibited on Antiques, arts and collectibles trade fairs on
    Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (Pirkkahalli) C-hall, 12–14 February 2010.

    Homepages of Tampere Trade Fairs

  • 1.8.2009 Gallery Amalia changes to international Online-gallery. From the gallery you can find exhibitions from Amalia and featured artists. Also topical art-happenings from around.

    Please, visit Online-gallery Amalia HERE

  • 7.3.2009 Over 60 000 visits to Amalia´s pages since January 2007 :)

  • 7.3.2009 Homepages of Gallery Amalia are open now. Please, visit www.galleria-amalia.com/english

  • 26.2.2009 Following paintings of Amalia won SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD in
    Women in the Art-competition on ARTROM Gallery, Rome:

    - Come along with Me
    - Give it to Me
    - Like a Drug
    - Forbidden Forest
    - What´s the Time, Mother Earth

    International competition was juried by Canadian artist Donna Balma

    Winners´ exhibition opening on-line Sunday, March 8th (7:00 pm Rome time) at www.artromgallery.com.

  • 7.2.2009 Gallery Amalia are open now and wish you welcome to enjoy most colourful art of Amalia.
    Address: Hämeenpuisto 31, Tampere, Finland. Internet-pages of Gallery in english are under construction and will be available soon.

    GALLERY HOURS: wed - sun from 12pm to 18pm.

  • 30.1.2009 Gallery Amalia opens in address: Hämeenpuisto 31, Tampere, Finland.

  • 3.11.2008 Amalia´s paintings can be find on annual exhibition of Art society of Lempäälä. Exhibition is open up to November 30, 2008. You can find location HERE.

  • 13 October 2008 On January 2009 Amalia opens an exhibition-/ workstudio to Tampere-city.
    Amalia Gallery will be placed on Hämeenpuisto, in the cultural centre of the city.

  • 13 October 2008 Opening reception of "Art is Life and Life is an Adventure" exhibition was celebrated on 3 October 2008 with over hundred guests. See pictures from opening reception.

  • 18 August 2008 Amalia´s paintings are also on show in Sports hall of Pirkkala between 1 Autumn - 31 October 2008. Address: Koulutie 9, Pirkkala, Finland. You are WELCOME !

  • 3 August 2008 Amalia´s first private exhibition "Art is Life and Life is an Adventure" is open
    from 4 October to 31 October 2008 as following:

    tue - fri: 10:30 am. – 5:00 pm.
    sat: 11:00 am. – 3:00 pm.
    sun & mon: Gallery is closed.
    Exception sun october 5 exhibition is open 2:00 pm. - 6:00 pm.
    Opening Reception: October 3 from 6 pm. to 8 pm. Please WELCOME !

    Address:
    Soiliartglass Gallery
    Hämeenpuisto 31
    Tampere, Finland

  • 9 June 2008 Over 40 000 visit on site since January 2007. Thank´s for all visitors :)

  • 7 June 2008. Two Amalia´s paintings "Summerday" & "Summernight" will participate to Summer-exhibition of Art-society of Pirkkala at Kauguri Culture House Jurmala, Latvia.
    Exhibition dates: 10 June - 30 June, 2008. Juried by Mikael Härkänen.

  • 4 June 2008 First private exhibition will be in October 2008 at Soiliartglass-Gallery, located in the middle of Tampere-City, Finland.

  • 1 June 2008 Amalia´s postcard series 1 & 2 now available. Price 6 EUR/ serie (5 cards/ serie).
    More about postcards HERE

  • 16 February, 2008. 2 paintings of Amalia, "Dusk" and "Dawn", will participate to annual exhibition of Art-society of Pirkkala. Exhibition is juried by Lars Holmström.
    Exhibition dates: February 17 - March 13, 2008. mon - thu 15 - 19, sat - sun 12 - 16, fri closed.
    Place: Town hall of Pirkkala, Suupantie 11, Pirkkala. WELCOME!
    CHECK OUT RECEPTION PICTURES

  • 1 February 2008 Painting of Summer/ Autumn 2007 was paintings "Still Loving You" and "Worship Me or Die" with same number of votes.

  • 20 January 2008 Artrom Gallery´s - Top Ten Summer 2007 competition, Amalia´s Dawn-painting was one of "Top Ten".

  • 10 January 2008 Reception of Exhibition in Agora Gallery, New York. Check out pictures

  • 5 November 2007 From January to November 3, over 20 000 visit in Amalia´s pages. Thanks for all visitors.

  • 4 November 2007 You can now send E-Cards from my pages. Images are taken from my painting. Also seasonal themes.

  • 14 October 2007 The Moon and the Sun-painting will take a place inside SEETAL 2007 -Catalog. The voting for ONLINE PRICE is closed now. Amalia got 90-votes and was placed 65th in PAINTING-category. There was 273 Artist in PAINTING-category. VERY BIG THANK´S FOR VOTING!

  • 22 September 2007 The Moon and the Sun-painting has made it through the preliminary selection of Kunst-Forum-International SEETAL 2007-competition. For the competition SEETAL 2007 from 39 countries 1324 artist have introduced question of participation and the works in competition have been 2612. The works that have exceeded the first selection are 432. Jury will choose the winners of each category (painting, photography & sculpture).
    ONLINE PRIZE-VOTING are open until October 6. Please, welcome to vote:) Amalia´s painting can be find in section A - Ci. You can give your vote by clicking "PAINTING: YOUR VOTE".

  • 6 September, 2007 From January to August, over 15 000 visit in Amalia´s pages. Big Thanks for interest:)

  • 2 August 2007 Somewhere in Black Sea, Cherry Lakes Valley and After the Rage-paintings will be part of "Natural Elements"-exhibition in Agora Gallery, New York at 8 January - 29 January, 2008. Opening Reception: 10 January, 2008. At the birthday of Amalia:)

  • 3 July 2007 Amalia´s Portfolio-page on ARTmine (New York) is now open.

  • 1 July 2007 Cherry Lakes Valley is the "Painting of June 2007".
    Thanks for voting.

  • 20 June 2007 Amalia hands over "Springspell" painting to Department of Neurology in University Hospital of Tampere. Thanks to Leena for organizing.
    Hands over Springspell
    Amalia and Docent Tapani Keränen.

  • Middle of June, 2007. Over 10 000 visit on site since January 2007

  • 4 June 2007 Amalia signed an Representation agreement with Agora Gallery, New York.

  • 1 June 2007 Don´t push me too far is the "Painting of May 2007".
    Sunny thanks for voting.

  • 1 May 2007 The winner of "Painting of April" voting was Sink in the Water
    Big thanks for voting.

  • 29 April 2007 The ARTROM Gallery GUILD Portfolio for Amalia is now on-line. Please feel free visit www.artromgallery.com/guild_directory/g_amalia.htm

  • 25 April 2007 Amalia become a member of The ARTROM Gallery GUILD. Portfolio will be available soon.

  • 3 April 2007 You can now order Amalia´s Art Prints for bargain price.

  • 2 April 2007 The winner of "Painting of March" voting was Headbangers Night.
    Big thanks for voting.

  • 1.3.2007 In competition "POWER OF THE PORTRAIT 2007" in ARTROM Gallery Rome/ Italy, following Amalia`s paintings was placed to Final: Tell me Why, Beyond, Midnight Mover, Maid of the Pond and Only The Death Can Wait.

  • 28.2.2007 The winner of "Painting of February" voting was The Moon and the Sun.
    Big thanks for voting.

  • 25.2.2007 Amalia´s art-pages won KARA ART SILVER AWARD.



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EXHIBITIONS
  • January 8 - January 29, 2008. Natural Elements-group exhibition, Agora Gallery , 530 West 23th Street, Chelsea, New York.

    Pictures

  • February 17 - March 13, 2008. Annual exhibition of Art-society of Pirkkala.
    Exhibition is juried by Lars Holmström.

    Pictures

  • June 10 - June 30, 2008. Summer-exhibition of Art-society of Pirkkala at Kauguri Culture House Jurmala, Latvia.

    Juried by Mikael Härkänen.

  • September/ October 2008. Sports hall of Pirkkala, Finland.

  • 4 - 31 October 2008. "Art is Life and Life is an Adventure" Solo-exhibition.
    Location: Soiliartglass Gallery Tampere, Finland. See pictures from opening reception.

  • November 2008 Annual exhibition of Art society of Lempäälä.

  • July 2009. Frantsilan Kehäkukka, Hämeenkyrö, Finland.

  • September 2009. Online-gallery Amalia participated to World of Tango Festival

  • December 2009."Christmas time, magical time" online group-exhibition. Online Gallery Amalia.

  • February 2010. Antiques, arts and collectibles trade fairs. Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre.

  • "Darkside of mother and daughter - Beyond the Light" 1st April - 31th May 2010 on pages of Online Gallery Amalia.

  • 15th july - 15th september 2010 Harvests of Summer 2010 online group exhibition at homepages of Gallery Amalia. 16 artists from Finland, USA, Denmark and Gambia.

  • 1.11 - 31.12.2010 Private exhibition "So many colours" at Lempäälän Kauppakulma.

  • 1.12.2010 - 28.2.2011 Charm of Winter group exhibition. Online Gallery Amalia. 20 artist from Denmark, Dutch, Finland, France and USA on show.

  • 30th march 2011 - 5th February 2012. "TOPTEN 10 Artisti per Casa"- collective exhibition on ARTROM Gallery , Rome, Italy.

    see pictures from journey to Rome.




COMMENTS

    "Finnish artist Amalia touches our innocence, our willingness to believe in other worlds that are not so obviously visible. She creates not only a fairytale atmosphere but also adds a mystical mystery which at times propels us from childhood to mature adults revisiting sensations long forgotten. Amalia uses saturated colors and bold strokes to create a striking simplicity in her works. Brava!"

    Comment 2009 by ARTROM Gallery Rome, Italy.


  • "Largely self-taught, Amalia paints uninhibitedly and youthfully, and her colors glow radiantly. Each enchanting painting seems as if it is a page ripped out of a children’s book. Just as Claude Monet could make a landscape dreamlike, Amalia turns an ordinary pond or field of flowers magical when she smatters acrylic paint on canvas."

    Angela Di Bello, Gallery Director of Agora Gallery - Chelsea, New York, USA

  • "Finnish artist Amalia paints the world of fairy tales and dreams with child-like innocence and freshness. The worlds she creates become stories where good is good and evil is evil and the difference is clear. She uses bright, often primary colors to portray this world; imagined as an escape or a refuge from our actual world."

    David Genovesi, Gallery Director of ARTROM Gallery Rome, Italy

  • "Onneksi olkoon Amalia! Congratulations Amalia! You have been hardworking. You are a Finnish artist, who have kept Your ideals of beauty from youth. You are sensible and gifted in art and Your knowledge of computers, English language and comunication skils have now helped You to be a Member of Artrom. I hope that our frendship gos on.."

    Lea from Lapland www.plappi.fi/~leaviita

  • “Beautiful paintings, specially the combination and the harmony of the colours makes me happy.”

    Tessema Temtime, an Ethiopian artist/ painter

  • "Many of Amalia`s themes are timeless! Her preferred colors have already reached maturity with a secretive fairy-tale like depth. No human being will ever have enough of her intense coloring. If anyone should be bored of her paintings has not understood her. Art is no matter of taste but of maturity. The way i see it her paintings will stay & prevail."
    Written in: böblingen/ stuttgart. February 29, 2008

    I have signed: Ladislaus Weiss painter, philosopher, art historian art school deacon phd. re.
    www.ladislaus-weiss.ontoo.de

  • "I love your dark side. Your paintings are fun and innocent in style: because of this, these risky subjects get frisky- and exciting! "

    David Hales, Artist from New York

  • "While you slightly change your visual language from time to time there is one thing consistent throughout your whole work: You reveal a rich inner world full of all kinds of beings that demand my interest. Who are they? What are their secrets? I think the subtle balance between revelance and rejection is a strong element in your art. "

    Christian Kappertz, Artist from Wackernheim , Germany.

  • Congratulations and an applause to Amalia. Indeed, as Aristotle pointed out in his Poetics, philosophy begins in wonder, wonder at the universe and its sheer existence and before it cames on the stage there is poetry. Without it humankind runs the risk of falling into the barbarism of the intellect.

    Emanuel Paparella



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