Elli Maanpää

Animated Painter

Tag: Tove Jansson

Tove And Tuuti

Elli Maanpää: Laughing Tove, Acrylic paint on cotton canvas pad, 21x 29,7cm, 2020

TOVE AND TUUTI Elli Maanpää 2020 // 2 acrylic paintings on cotton canvas pad After I painted the first Tove Jansson I got requests to make another one. This time she was hoped to be accompanied by her life partner Tuulikki Pietilä. Tove and Tuuti were both artists. Their atelier apartments were in neighbour buildings

Portrait of Tove Jansson

Elli Maanpää: Tove Jansson, acrylic on cardboard, 21x30cm, 2019

PORTRAIT OF TOVE JANSSON Elli Maanpää 2019 // Acrylic on cardboard I painted a portrait of my art idol and a national hero: Tove Jansson. She was a Finnish fine artist, painter, writer, comic artist and much much more. True creative jack of all trades. She has enlighten the world with her creative storytelling. To celebrate

Dreaming about Amur

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As you wished I’m going to continue posting progress stories about the paintings for the UHANALAISET exhibition. It’s open until the 14th of September in the Karhulinna of Korkeasaari Zoo. This Unelmointia Amurista (Eng. Dreaming about Amur – in right below) was the 5th painting for the exhibition. It’s based on the famous Muumipeikko unelmoi (Eng.