I'm not a professional artist; During the day, my wife and I run our own coffee shop here in Finland. At night, the artist in me comes alive, capturing the thoughts and daydreams of the day.Over the years, I have developed my own style. I use mixed tools, the ones I've discovered suit me best: Japanese brushes, knifes, self made tools and even my own ink.My painting process is very unique, I rarely sketch my paintings out ahead of time; I start with thick black color straight to the white canvas, and see where my art and inspiration take me.I want everything about my artwork to be raw and real. You will find a lot of symbolism within my artwork and my hope is that my art pulls at the heartstrings of the onlooker. I want my artwork to carry you off into a sort of fairytale, bringing forth emotions you didn’t even know you had. There is beauty in sadness, happiness, love and fear and there is especially beauty in the unknown. My paintings are created to capture the essence of human life.