Born in Finland 1947

Moved to Australia in 1971

From 1967 to 1971 I worked at the Finnish national broadcaster, YLE. I studied film and television production at YLE and became a film editor at the beginning of 1971. I moved to Australia in July 1971 and worked as a film editor at the ABC from 1972 to 1990. During that time I also made some independent short films.

From 1980 onward I became increasingly interested in painting and drawing and left the ABC in 1990 to paint full-time. I have been exhibiting regularly since 1984 and from 1992 onward I have also been teaching drawing and painting.


2010 Gallery 110 Crystal, Petersham

2009 Gallery 110 Crystal, Petersham

2007 The Embassy of Finland, Canberra

2006 Chase Contemporary, Sydney

2005 Finks, Waverton

2005 Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki, Finland

2005 The Finnish Consulate, Sydney

2004 Finks, Waverton

2004 E-Galleria, Hanko, Finland

2004 Stanmore Galleries, Stanmore

2003 E-Galleria, Hanko, Finland

2003 Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki, Finland

2002 Finks, Waverton

2002 Kuressaare Town Hall, Estonia

2002 E-Galleria, Hanko, Finland

2001 Hanko City Gallery, Hanko, Finland

2001 Galerie Oljemark, Helsinki, Finland

2000 Haapajärvi Town Hall, Haapajärvi, Finland

2000 Eero Nelimarkka Museum, Alajarvi, Finland

1999 The Gallery Cafe, Yleisradio, Helsinki, Finland

1995 The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, Sydney

1994 The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, Sydney

1993 Burnie Street Gallery, Clovelly

1993 The Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, Sydney

1993 Macquarie University, Sydney

1992 Gas Works Arts Centre, Lismore

1991 Burnie Street Gallery, Clovelly

1986 Nicholson St Gallery, Balmain

1985 Nicholson St Gallery, Balmain

1984 Cheezie's Restaurant, Crows Nest


2009 Friends in Hand V, Gallery 110 Crystal, Petersham

2008 Smalls x 9 II, Gallery 110 Crystal, Petersham

2008 Friends in Hand IV, Gallery 110 Crystal, Pteresham

2005 Finnish Inspiration, Nordic Fusion, Balgowlah

2005 Art with a Finnish Connection, The Embassy of Finland, Canberra

2004 +3, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford

1999 The Loft Gallery, Hanko, Finland

1998 The Loft Gallery, Hanko, Finland

1994 Hotel Nikko, Sydney

1994 The Finnish Consulate, Sydney

1993 Art in Shopfronts, Berry

1992 3rd International Pastel Biennale, France

1992 Art Affairs, Randwick

1992 Australian Watercolour Institute Annual exhibition, Sydney

1987 Finalist, the Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

1987 The First Impression, Sydney

1984 Nicholson St Gallery Balmain


The Embassy of Finland, Canberra

The Consulate General of Finland, Sydney

The Eero Nelimarkka Museum, Alajärvi, Finland

The City of Hanko, Finland

Hotel Kämp, Helsinki, Finland

The Åland Regional Museum, Finland

Private collections in Australia and overseas




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