Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter - Spreading wonder with colorful creative creatures

  • Lumen kesä & Pyryn talvi, acrylic on canvas, 100x50cm // Pandas of Finland, Elli Maanpää, 2018

  • Mustikanpoimija, acrylic on canvas, 65x81cm // Pandas of Finland, Elli Maanpää, 2018

  • Pikkujättiläinen, acrylic on canvas, 20x20cm // Panda of Finland, Elli Maanpää, 2018

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Panda Of Finland

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PANDA OF FINLAND

Last year two giant pandas – named Lumi and Pyry – moved from China to Ähtäri Zoo in Finland. It was a big event especially for the South Ostrobothnia region. Suomen lomamajat commissioned me to make paintings inspired by the mighty animals to their rental cottage Mustikka (Eng. Blueberry) near Ähtäri Zoo. I worked with acrylics on canvas.

The biggest paintings are Lumen kesä (Eng. Lumi’s Summer) and Pyryn talvi (Eng. Pyry’s Winter) which are hang up together. Finnish seasons worked as an inspiration. For the third painting Mustikan poimija (Eng. Blueberry Picker) I got the idea from the South Ostrobothnia’s blueberry forests. Fourth painting Pikkujättiläinen (Eng. Little Giant) started as study for the Lumen kesä painting but in the end became an artwork of its own. 2018

Lumen kesä & Pyryn talvi, acrylic on canvas, 100x50cm // Pandas of Finland, Elli Maanpää, 2018

Lumen kesä & Pyryn talvi, acrylic on canvas, 100x50cm // Pandas of Finland, Elli Maanpää, 2018