Päivi Ihamäki

‘Painting is like clearing your mind, said Päivi Ihamäki…
On the architect profession her creativity based on millimeters, which she is trying to get rid of her paintings, instead thouhgs and round shape daring run free.
Technical education and practising helps her manage space. Palette Knife has bring new scope to her works. Colors and shapes of freedom to the world, then the most important thing is the moment and the mood. She likes the colors, but his work is not a joy of color, rather subdued and thoughtful. If she paint a favorite color, her work would be blue.

Nature is allways facinating theme. Water and its different seasons are her endless love. Each work she gives a piece of herself, and part of her memories. Making art is like revealing herself. Often behind paintings are a story or her own experience, which she wants to share.

Päivi admits to being curious and experimental, she tries gladly the same theme in different techniques. “It gives a new dimension to my work, ‘she says. Bronze, she has found a great new challenge. Challenges fascinate her. “The material is in itself a strong, but in thousend degrees so delicate, success is not self-evident,” she says. Numerous steps, diligence, and yet the result can be unpredictable – art.

Also try the graphics, she recognizes that it fascinates, but “whether it is a return to millimeters” … she says.

Because of architect profession, working as a artist is for her to seasonal. Willing be more than time, but architecture is art too. Merits received on behalf of her profession, she acknowledged with a smile, they have taken her career one project to another. An incentive for her to go forward the contacts and inviting exhibition of requests from different galleries.

Päivi Ihamäki currently operates as president of Europe Culture Association in Finland. She says it has received an entirely new friend to the field. Encouragement from friends, she recognizes the importance. We are different, we can see a difference in our environment, we feel and interpret in various ways, still belong together. Art is timeless, art is life.



International Exhibitions/jury 

2015 ‘Jean Sibelius 150- anniversary’, Finland.
2015 European Cultural Association ‘Kalevala 180 anniversary, Finland. Bronz scuptures.
2015 Centro Arte Contemporanea Cittadella ‘Oggi é tutto molto strano’ Italy.
2015 Tone International Art Miniature Exhibition 2015 Bangladesh.
2016 European Cultural Association & Finroart XXI ‘Countrylife, Finland
2016 Scandinavian Art Association ‘Fracture’, Loviisa, Finland. Bronz scuptures.
2017 European Cultural Association ‘Finland 100 anniversary, New York, USA.
2017 ‘World Art Games’- International Artistic organization, Croatia.

National Exhibitions/jury for

2004-2016 Koillis- Pirkan Taide, jury for example. Eero Hiironen, Veikko Halmetoja ja Hannu Castren.
2014 Ars Jok´vars, 20. anniversary, jury Oiva Meriläinen
2014 Finnish Artists’ Association 46. anniversary jury Jukka Vikberg
2015 Picture of Pirkanmaa Janne Laine.
2015/2016 Finnish Artists’ Association 47./48. anniversary, Helsinki, jury Hanna Uggla. Bronz sculptures
2017 Finnish Artists’ Association 49. anniversary, Helsinki, jury Alina Sinivaara.

Invitational exhibitions

2013 Gallery Fogga, Helsinki, ‘Something new, something old’.
2016 Scandinavian Contemporary Art, Fogga de Malaga Belnalmádena, Opening exhibition, Spain.
2017 Berliner Liste Art fair, Gallery Gaudi, Madrid
2017 The New York Art connection, Summer Season, New York, USA.

Solo exhibitions in Finland

2016 Sampola Library, Tampere.
2016 Main Library Leija, Ylöjärvi.
2016 Sari’s Art Seinäjoki. Paintings and Bronz scuptures.
2017 Main Library Metso, Tampere.
2018 Main Library Apila, Seinäjoki, Bronz scuptures.

Several group Exhibitions in Finland


2010- 2015 Virtain Taideyhdistys ry, president.
2013- Suomenselän Taiteilijaseura ry, (member of Finnish Association of Artistic Organizations)
2015- 2016 president.
2013- Finnish Art Association.
2014- Finnish Artists’ Association
2013- European Cultural Association, vice president 2016-2017, president 2017-
2014- Art Group ‘Four Palettes’
2017- AthensArt, International Artistic Organization
2017- WAG  International Artistic Organization