Study tours 2022 Greece (residence in Koroneos building, The Finnish Institute at Athens) 2021 Switzerland (residence, Kloster Dornach) 2021 Italy (residence in Villa Lante of The Finnish Institute in Rome) 2019 Lapland (symposium, Arctic Art Week, Kakslauttanen) 2018 Spain (residence, AFA Centre, Madrid) 2017 Switzerland (guest atelier, Open Spaces, Feutersoey) 2016 Italy (residence, Wassard Elea, Ascea) 2015 Indonesia (residence in Lodtunduh, Bali) 2014 Senegal (residence, Waaw, Saint-Louis) 2013 Germany (residence of Arts Council of Pirkanmaa in Berlin) 2012 Tasmania (The Launceston City Council's Artist in Residence Program) 2012 Scotland (residence of Arts Council of Häme in Edinburgh) 2011 Australia (guest atelier, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA) 2010 Australia (guest atelier, Artsource, Fremantle, WA) 2008 Iceland (residence, Nes, Skagaströnd) 2008 Spain (residence of Arts Council of Southeast Finland in Barcelona) 2007 Iceland (residence, Skriduklaustur) 2007 Australia (guest atelier, Bundanon Trust, North Nowra, NSW) 2006 Czech Republic (residence of Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region in Prague) 2005 Austria (residence, Galerie Stadtpark TOP 24, Krems) 2004 Germany (residence of Arts Council of Helsinki Metropolitan Region in Berlin) 2003 the Netherlands (guest atelier, Stichting B.a.d, Rotterdam) 2001 Spain (guest atelier, Fundación Valparaíso, Mojácar) 1999 Portugal (guest atelier, Palácio dos Coruchéus, Lisbon) 1999 Sweden (visiting grant of Finnish-Swedish culture fund, Stockholm) 1996 Greenland (guest atelier, NIFCA, Qaqortoq) 1994 Denmark (guest atelier, Kulturfabrikken, Copenhagen) 1992 Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru 1991 India (cultural exchange, CIMO) 1987 USA 1986 Portugal (IAESTE) 1985 Poland (co-operation, University of Arts and Design in Helsinki - Krakow Art Academy)

the Netherlands

October 2003 I spent in Stichting B.a.d's guest atelier in Rotterdam. I had one room for living and one for working.
I concentrated in painting and as a result made a collection of big paintings.
I painted with peculiar technique. I combined water based acrylic colours with oil colours.
I named them after the classical values: Goodness, Beauty and Truth. They are said to be found under every value after dividing in the pieces.
The fourth of the paintings I named after Novelty, which is value essential for growth, development and change.
It is just like the three other values "unbreakable". It can't be split to other deeper values.
I guess, philosophers forgot it, because it isn't stabile. It moves to new subject after changes and development caused possibly by itself.

Novelty, 145 x 195 cm

Beauty, 145 x 215 cm

Goodness, 145 x 235 cm

Truth, 145 x 245 cm, detail

For the flight to the Netherlands and back, stickers with bar code were attached on my luggage.
I transfered parts of them to the right corner of my paintings.
There must be written in them in airport language: "Let this have a flight to Amsterdam" and "Take this in the aeroplane going to Helsinki".
(Time will loosen the stickers and pale the stripes of them.)