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About Nadja Mikkilä 

I love art! These past few years I've been into abstract art and you'll see a lot of that in my gallery but lately I've also done my first love again, which is illustration. The technique for these two styles is extremely different. For illustration and realistic art you need absolute focus on the lines and disciplined concentration, and for abstract art you need to let all that go and just feel the colors and empty your head. Kind of like doing a puzzle and forming an image piece by piece and like watching clouds and catching a shape in it. So that's what goes on in my head! 

Apart from doing art I do a lot of things. I live in a small town near Helsinki together with my partner and our daughter and our dogs. We love the nature here on the countryside and I get most of my inspiration from Finlands beautiful nature, but what I also do is that I love coffee places! You know how some authors go with their laptops to a nearby coffee place and write their books? Well, I can't go to a coffee place with all my paints, but I love to sip my coffee in some lovely coffee place and think of new projects. After a strong espresso I go home and start to paint!