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Welcome to see my art work in a
at a local real estate shop
Asuntokeskus Kotipaja:

-Kotipaja, Antinkatu 27, Pori-

My paintings are quite often inspired by music, and one of them is inspired by Christina Aguilera's song Fighter, one of my eternal favourites

Thanks for making me stronger
Acrylics  80x60     900€

This wonderful song tells me how one can survive abuse with guts:

"So I want to say thank you
'Cause it makes me that much stronger, Makes me work a little bit harder, It makes me that much wiser,
So thanks for making me a fighter.
Made me learn a little bit faster, Made my skin a little bit thicker, Makes me that much smarter,
So thanks for making me a fighter..."

grateful for the inspiration:
-Christina Aguilera: Fighter-

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In April 2018 I was appointed a chairman of a local charity association
and feeling humbly grateful for the given trust:

Promise Society:
The Charity Association to benefit the Temporary Arts of Pori

At the moment the association is raising funds for a huge statue
of a quill in an ink bottle referring to the history of a location it's to be placed: Kirjurinluoto, an island town park in the delta of Kokemäenjoki river facing towards the southern bank of the city centre.
Our members and the sponsors of this art piece will have their names or logos of their corporations in a sign that will be put up beside this magnificent piece of art. We have a great support already, such as  Satakunnan Osuuskauppa, Muotitavaratalo Ratsula, Porin Rotaryklubi, RTV, Tikkurila, Saarnilehdon säätiö, Huittisten Säästöpankki, Osuuspankki and Rock my Business but there's still time to participate.

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My newest art piece in the
Life's a bitch, enjoy the ride

Easier just to run away 
acrylics     100x70    1000€

...and where else have I got the inspiration for this piece of art but music? This one being the second  painting inspired by the music of James Blunt
is telling a story of the difficulty of love:
 It is strongly related to this earlier art piece of mine And if I built this fortress.

"...And she sings, I want to know what love is
But it seems to come with so much pain
If no one wants to show me
It seems easier just to run away
When I am gone it's just a penny for my soul
But God he knows, I got a heart of gold."

-James Blunt: Heart of gold-

Having some new inspirations now:
a pink painting of a hushing girl and a new Ex lIbris for myself...
so watch this channel :-D
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One of my summer holiday entertainments: drawing from my favourite movies: I saw Les Miserables four times in the movies, it just shook my world...

I'm having some new inspirations to draw now and they just might include Indiana Jones and his father...

We will be together
(Amanda Seyfried) giving hope for the future to Marius (Eddie Redmayne)

"Every Day/A Heart Full of Love"

I dreamed that love would never die

Anne Hathaway
as Fantine singing
"I dreamed a dream"  

And tomorrow never came

talented Eddie Redmayne mourning for his friends, singing

                          "Empty chairs at empty tables" in

Les Miserables
- a wonderful film directed by Tom Hooper based on the beloved musical of Herbert Kretzmer, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil and the epic novel of Victor Hugo...

Andrew Lloyd Webber's  wonderful    
The Phantom of the Opera 
made to a film by Joel Schumacher 

A story of a haunted, broken soul living in the caves of an operahouse and a love torn to two directions

Sean Astin
as my favourite character Samwais Gamgee

Orlando Bloom and Viggo Motensen as
Legolas &  Aragorn

Peter Jackson's brilliant  
The Lord of the Rings -trilogy

"...That there's still some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for!"

The last of the Mohicans
with gifted 
Daniel Day Lewis, Madeleine Stowe and Russell Means

The final scene where the last of the mohicans, Chingachgook mourns the death of his only natural son, Uncas with his white son Nathaniel and Cora, whom they saved from the hands of the Hurons and who also lost her sister Alice in the final battle...

My art video with these two drawings with my own music:
                                     No matter how long it takes

Talented  Russell Crowe
 in Ridley Scott's  marvellous
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

 This scene (among many many others in this movie)  gets my spirits up  
  e v e r y   time I watch it - and that is quite often  !!

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You can now find my selected exhibitions with information and pictures.

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During the past years of having to say goodbye to people close to me I could
really use
the thoughts I have always had about persistance and not giving up.
My light and joy, my dear granny -whom I lost a few years ago always used to say:
"You can never give in! Not one inch!"
and as was posting my new paintings some time ago I realized that many of them are expressing this exact thing: never ever giving in, not one inch...

After some years of no solo exhibitions or art society work for the previous reasons
I was lucky enough to get two solo exhibitions, first in Hella Gallery in Kauhajoki and then in Kauttua Works Event Square.

Welcome aboard, no emergency exit around
in Hella Gallery was a great experience that I will not forget.
-more info and pictures of the exhibition here-

My latest exhibition,
We must never forget in Kauttua Works Event Square
was a wonderful experience as well!

this exhibition was included in the
Finland Centenary Programme 2017
by The Council of State 


 A moment of rest in the front lines,      An evacuee boy in the Sortavala      A Military funeral, Joensuu May 1940
                Kollaanjoki 1940                         station during the  Winter War                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
             -original photos Finnish Wartime Photograph Archive-

The exhibition included the portraits of the Finnish people
who lived, worked and fought during our wars in 1939-1945.
As an extremely patriotic person I have always cherished the memory of the ones who lived
during the hard years of our wars -the generations of my parents and grandparents.
I owe a huge gratitude to them for maintaining our independence
with such a terrible cost.
Especially as Finland was celebrating it's 100 years of independence in 2017
I felt it was even more important than ever to remember and understand
the motivation and courage of these people who were ready to
sacrifice their lives to defend their small and poor homeland,
the one we still have today,thanks to them.
So we must never take our independence for granted...not then, not today.
And we must never forget.

a document of country life and the opening of the exhibitions

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Twitter Art Exhibit 2020 in Myrtle Beach, Sout Carolina

For 2020 TAE I drew one of my most favourite heroine of all times:
a headstrong and unyielding Scarlett O'Hara in a scene where she's -in a moment of the deepest despair- finding courage once again: "After all, tomorrow is another day!"

TAE 2020, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

I love you truly

Twitter Art Exhibit
I was honoured for being appointed as one of the 
honorary embassadors of #twttrartexhibit
n the early stages of TAE to contribute an original artwork to the exhibition and spread the word online.

These are some of the small paintings for the previous charity exhibitions:

                                   I love you truly                                                                                    Into the skies wide open

     TAE 2019, Edinburg                                                                                        TAE 2018, Canberra       

               Black and white ballet shoes                                                     Let me out       
                    Twitter Art Exhibit, Moss, Noway 2012                                                         Twitter Art Exhibit, Los Angeles 2013

    To the moon and back 1 & 2     
Twitter Art Exhibit, Florida 2014

Besides of making art and teaching been making music in my a cappella - ukulele -duo The Soul Systers lately. But still finding time to paint and draw as well: lately been drawing submission portraits.

Thank you so much for visiting my art pages, please stay healthy x


 Maren Jeskanen