Paintings from Finland

STEVE SALO

 

Paintings from Finland

Paintings created by Steve Salo during an Autumn artist residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland.
The region is traditional Finnish countryside with beautiful landscapes, forests and hundreds of lakes.

Embassy of Finland in Australia
27 November 2017 – 31 January 2018 (extended to 23 March)
12 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla
Canberra ACT
Mon-Thurs 9:30 am-12:30 pm and 1-5 pm, Fri 9:30 am-12:30 pm and 1-2:30 pm

 
This exhibition is part of the program for the Suomi Finland 100 centenary of independence.
 

Into the Woods

 
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Steve Salo, ‘Into the Woods’, watercolour and acrylic on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

 

Gentle Lake

 
SteveSalo_GentleLake

Steve Salo, ‘Gentle Lake’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

 

Haukijärvi

 
SteveSalo_Haukijärvi

Steve Salo, ‘Haukijärvi’,watercolour on paper, 30 x 40 cm

 

Tampere

 
SteveSalo_Tampere

Steve Salo, ‘Tampere’, watercolour on paper, 30 x 40 cm

 

Lakeside

 
SteveSalo_Lakeside

Steve Salo, ‘Lakeside’, watercolour and acrylic on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

 

Rautavesi Lake

 
SteveSalo_RautavesiLake

Steve Salo, ‘Rautavesi Lake’, watercolour and acrylic on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

 

Man in a Boat

 
SteveSalo_ManinaBoat

Steve Salo, ‘Man in a Boat’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

 

Autumn

 
SteveSalo_Autumn

Steve Salo, ‘Autumn’, acrylic on canvas, 40 cm x 50 cm

 

Lake View

 
SteveSalo_LakeView

Steve Salo, ‘Lake View, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

 

Ohtakari

 
SteveSalo_Ohtakari

Steve Salo, ‘Ohtakari’, acrylic on canvas, 40 cm x 50 cm

 
 
 
In September 2017 I travelled to Finland for a one-month artist residency at the Arteles Creative Centre in Haukijärvi to develop a series of expressionist paintings inspired by the Finnish landscape. During the residency, I sketched and painted in situ in the forest and by lakes, and in my studio from memory and photos. I completed the series back in my home studio, then drove the paintings 10 hours around the coast up to Canberra for a show at the Embassy of Finland. The opening was a memorable night, I was interviewed by the Ambassador of Finland Lars Backström and had a great time chatting about the works and Finland with the Finnish community.

For enquiries, please email studio@stevesalo.com.
 
 
 
SteveSalopaintinginKokkola

First day in Finland and there’s an easel and paints in the foyer of the Sokos Hotel in Kokkola. Re-entry to the comfort zone

 
 
 
SteveinFinlandStudio

Studio in the timber house, lake on one side of the building, forest on the other

 
 
 
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SteveinBoat

Some days were just for research!

 
 
More experimentation from Finland

Other World

 
SteveSalo_OtherWorld

Steve Salo, ‘Other World’, oil on canvas, 10 x 15 cm

 

The Farmer

 
SteveSalo_TheFarmer

Steve Salo, ‘The Farmer’, oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

 

Man in Finland

 
SteveSalol_ManinFinland

Steve Salo, ‘Man in Finland’, watercolour on arches paper, 46 x 26 cm

 

The Icecream Truck Man

 
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Steve Salo, ‘The Icecream Truck Man’, watercolour on arches paper, 15 x 10 cm

 

A Man

 
SteveSalo_PlayingwithWatercolour,MirrorImage

Steve Salo, playing with watercolour and mirror image, watercolour on arches paper, 15 x 10 cm

 
 

Kimmo

SteveSalo_Kimmo1

Steve Salo, ‘Kimmo’, acrylic on mylar, 29 x 21 cm. Unavailable