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Finland
I have been interested in painting and photographing since a child; I feel that it's important way to express one's thoughts and feelings.
Nature has always been a close element to me, so it is one of my main sources for inspiration. The old myths and traditions related to nature and the fauna are an excellent source for inspiration as well, to bring ambiance and symbolism in my paintings.
Music is as important source, of course. Also human mind and different feelings, as well as visuality and imagination.
I paint mainly with acrylics on canvas and I like to do really detailed works.


Birthday: 21st October

Interests & hobbies: nature and animals, music, art (visual arts, photography, writing), Finnish mythology and folklore, vintage stuff, cooking, travelling, life...

Favourite band / music style: rock music; mostly progressive- or pop rock influenced ones.
Amorphis, Rush, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Indica, David Bowie... and the list goes on.

Favourite visual artist: Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Alphonse Mucha, Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, Travis Smith and many others.


Links:

My music blog (in Finnish though)
Facebook artist page
So Amorphis is going to release both a new album Under the Red Cloud and also a biography book about their history in the near future, but before that they play few summer festival gigs also here in Finland - but these ones aren't "ordinary kind of" gigs, because they're Tales from the Thousand Lakes-anniversary gigs (it's 20 years since it's release; as is known, Tales is one of their classic albums and also their final breakthrough). 

I had a chance to see one of these anniversary gigs at Tuska Open Air in Helsinki. It indeed was great and unique chance to witness Tales being entirely played live, even if I did think that the atmosphere of these songs could fit even better to a smaller club gig than to summerlike festival gig. Nevertheless also the visual side of the gig looked beautiful, suiting the music, as the classic eagle picture from the Black Winter Day-artwork was printed in the backdrop and also the big pyrotechnics were quite a cool. 

Of course the band has performed also these older songs from the early era several times with Tomi Joutsen, so even though the band played Tales in it's entirety from the beginning to the end, certain songs as "Joutsen-era versions" were already familiar to me. But First Doom, Forgotten Sunrise and To Father's Cabin were the ones that I heard for the first time sang by Tomi - and overall as live performs. The voice of Ville Tuomi is an essential part of the original To Father's Cabin, but in my opinion this live version sang by Tomi worked well in it's own way, too. Also Magic & Mayhem, In the Beginning and especially Drowned Maid were the highlights for me. 

Also the song choices in encore were picked from the albums of the early era, as they played Vulgar Necrolatry from The Karelian Isthmus-debut, Better Unborn and My Kantele from Elegy, and the atmospheric piano instrumental Folk of the North from Black Winter Day-EP was played as a last song. This kind of special gigs are always refreshing and great to witness, no doubt about it. 

Set list:

Thousand Lakes 
Into Hiding
The Castaway
First Doom
Black Winter Day
Drowned Maid
In the Beginning
Forgotten Sunrise
To Father's Cabin
Magic and Mayhem
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Vulgar Necrolatry
Better Unborn
My Kantele
Folk of the North

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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fav! I see you´re Finnish so I suppose you know about the legend of Revontulet :3
I also listen to some Finnish music btw, like Sonata Arctica...
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Wolverica Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016   General Artist
You're welcome! Yes, it is a familiar legend to me and your work immediately reminded me of it. : )
Nice to hear that you too like some music from Finland!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I got the athmosphere how I wanted....glad to hear!
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helixi1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Kiitokset favista :)
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Corvus-monedula93 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hienoja töitä! :)
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Wolverica Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016   General Artist
Paljon kiitoksia, myös kaikista faveista! =)
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Corvus-monedula93 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ole hyvä, ansaittuja ovat :) Stalkkasin sen verran, että tykkäät myös ilmeisesti Amorphiksesta, tuli musiikista mieleen, että oli kiva kuunnella tätä Korpiklaanin kipaletta samalla kun katsoin sun hienoja töitä! www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtlK26…
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Wolverica Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016   General Artist
Korpiklaanilla on kyllä monia hyviä biisejä, varsinkin nämä rauhallisemmat tunnelmapalat. =) 
Shaman-bändin (se Korpiklaanin alkuaikojen kokoonpano) musasta tykkään kans, saamen kielen ja folk metallin yhdistelmä toimii mielenkiintoisella tavalla. Ja kyllä, Amorphis on hieno bändi!
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Corvus-monedula93 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiitos favista :)
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khossh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiitos paljon faveista!
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HannaV Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist
Kiitokset suosikista :)
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empiew Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Suuret kiitokset :+fav:sta! :hug:
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IlmarinenKowal Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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Sara-Roth Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Kiitos favista! :)
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rougealizarine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the favs :)
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015   Photographer
Thank you for the favorites!  I'm really glad you enjoyed my photography!
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KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Kiitos favista :)
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
kiitti faveista :)
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TheDewdropFairy Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the favourites and for watching ~:heart:~
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Pixeffect Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Kiitos kokoelmaan lisäämisestä ^^
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colorsounds Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Hei. Kiitoksia kovasti monesta suosikista! :)
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Kuvakalmisto Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Kiitos faveista~~
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JukkaBjorn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Kiitos :) !
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8Bobby8 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cheers for adding =D
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NisaSanSan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Kiitus oikein paljon favesta! ^e^)/
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