Wisdom dwells in the Heart

My life story

"I think that through all art, we are connected to the world and our own spiritual growth. Due to my diverse professional background, the central themes of my works are humanity, respect for life and justice. The titles of my works are a significant part of the whole, even though everyone interprets the themes in the light of their own experiences. And that's what art is all about!"
"I have drawn actively since I was a child. My childhood family supported me, seeing to that I had a big roll of drawing paper in my room, a lot of colors, paints and an easel. I always knew that I wanted to be an artist. I went to an art-friendly school and I studied painting actively. I got to used to going to museums too.
With my own family and work, painting started to play a minor role in my life. After that there was a pause in my activities that lasted for many years. I have also had a long career in mental health, substance abuse and therapy work. In 2018 I started to make sketches again and look for my own expression and voice.
In 2019, I was diagnosed with an aggressive breast cancer. That made me reevaluate what I wanted to dedicate the rest of my life to. I am 55 years of age. I hope to live to be a hundred! Recovery from cancer reminded me of fulfilling my own dreams. Healing from cancer reminded me to fulfill my own desires and that I have no more time to waste waiting for a "more suitable"
I am grateful for everything I have been able to experience in my life, but now I do my best to listen to my inner artist's voice as an independent entrepreneur and a professional artist. I believe that my honesty and sincerity in making my art is conveyed in my intuitive works.moment. Life is here and now, not tomorrow!"
Hanna Maarit Jauhiainen