Born under the northern lights, I am Maarit Hänninen, a Finnish artist who now calls Amsterdam home. My love for art and creating was born at a young age, yet it took years for me to appreciate its role in my life. It wasn't until my twenties that I delved into the depths of my passion, and the journey has been nothing short of magical.
Art school introduced me to the world of printmaking, and I knew that this was the medium I was meant to explore. My hands were meant to carve, to shape, to create. The tactile sensation of working with linoleum and carving tools, the smell of ink and paper, the sound of the press rolling across the plate - all of these elements come together to create a sensory experience like no other.
In addition to printmaking, I find solace in drawing with pencil and bringing my ideas to life with my own two hands. My work is a reflection of the landscapes that have shaped me, the forests and lakes of Finland, the canals and parks of Amsterdam. It speaks to the interconnectedness of all things, the beauty that lies in the shadows, and the melancholy that comes with the unknown.
With every piece I create, I pour a piece of my soul onto the paper. My art is a journey through my emotions, a window into my dreams and fears. I am honored to share this journey with others, to create something that speaks to the heart and inspires the soul.
To discover more about my art and printmaking, follow me on Instagram and explore my YouTube channel. For a deeper understanding of my creative process and frequently asked questions, visit my website's FAQ page. If you wish to collaborate or have any inquiries, feel free to reach out through my Contact page.