It was the beauty in the abstract paintings, the colors and textures that made us fall in love with Maria Leinonen’s art. In her studio in Österlen these magical artworks are built. Here, nothing is right and wrong and the creations come by itself without thought and the work becomes a reflection of her feelings. Through art, she is able to share her passion and deliver something that matters.
The inspiration can also come just anytime and from anything. A person, a song or a thought. As the painting starts she oftentimes has sort of a plan but often lands in something completely different. “That's the best part, giving me the go-ahead and letting go of control. Creation is therapy for me, it makes me calm.” - Maria Leinonen
All works are painted with acrylic, and sometimes even pastel on linen canvas. The frame is made of solid oak from Gotland and something of a work of art in itself.