I draw and paint things as I see them. From these observations, I look for the feeling of light and space, heaviness and lightness in my work, I try to reduce it to the essentials.
My paintings are often monochromatic or I use a limited color palette. By using only a few colors, each of them plays a meaningful role.

An important place for my work has been Kökar in Åland and its archipelago. The outer archipelago does not appear to me only as a landscape, but I also feel it as a state of mind, maybe also as peace of mind. Its changing color and light phenomena have taught us to see the world with new eyes. The nature of the island made an impression right from the first visit in 2004. The whole world, 360 degrees is around it, in the middle of the sea.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree 2013 from the Turku Art Academy. I am a member of the Painters' Union and take part in the Artist Register. I live and work in Pori.

Anne Kimiläinen lives and works in Pori, Finland.