I am an animated painter Elli Maanpää spreading joy with colourful creative creatures. Storytelling is an important part of my artistry. I’m proud to have my head in the clouds and feet on the ground.
I was born in July 1985 in Turku Finland. I have MA in Art from Visual Culture from the Fine Art Department of Aalto University. I also have an BA in Fashion Design and BA in Animation. My work methods vary from traditional acrylic and gouache painting to digital (Photoshop, Illustrator). I currently live in Turku Finland with my burmese cat Cocco and bearded boyfriend Herra Kuula.
In summer 2015 I held a solo painting exhibition in collaboration with the Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaari. The exhibition Uhanalaiset/Endangered raised awareness of the endangered species conserved by the Zoo.
More detailed information in my CV. If you’re interested to give one of my colourful creatures a home take a look at my Etsy shop. Also for collaborations and commissions feel free to contact me by email me at email@example.com.
Sincerely, Elli Maanpää – The Animated Painter