Maren Jeskanen Artist Painter Finland
About the things I paint:
I love to paint and draw people ... doing whatever they're doing, feeling something while doing it ... What are they thinking and why? Most of my paintings are of people portraits aussi.
I have allways beens into atmospheres and I find it interesting to catch a feeling Both in some people, still life and scenery as well. These feelings and I would like to athmospheres transferred to you, my spectators.
I love to paint dancers, Yes, Because They are talented and because i find the MOST beautiful the human body while dancing, goal Mainly because i appreciate the hard work behind the scenes and love to capture the speed and the movement in dance.
I have allways beens interested in Finnish ancient religions: Gods of nature: such as Ahti, the ruler of waters, Wellamo, His Wife and mermaids, elves, fairys and goblins of forests, Whose ruler was Believed to be Tapio. Now, finally, I have painted thesis facionating creatures in my new series: "Mythology". There are paintings of Ahti-now the king of seas, a mermaid, a fairy, a house elf, Tapio, the king of forests and his wife Mielikki.
The Middle Ages HAS alaways fachionated me tales and legends Its purpose Most of All icts roles and idealistic myths of honor and romances. Knowing now how dangerous was the life Those Days at house and even normal life not to mention wars and battles continous That it is no wonder people needed hope for idealistic Their miserable lives.
I have a wonderfull family (who does not?) Have you has-been my greatest inspiration. You can see my children in many of my paintings and to this day They Have Posed for me when Abebooks web sites. I paint at home, so I have an immediate feedback and many wonderful ideas while working ... many of my greatest inspirations Have come from my family.
The Thing That aussi allways takes my focus everywhere are the matters and rights of children. They are, as we all know, our future and What They receive from us now, they'll pass forword tomorrow. Sometimes When I hear people critisizing young people, it makes me wonder what happened to the responsibility of the previous generations. Young people do not just APPEAR out of nowhere, if you know what I mean ...
As a pre-school teacher I'd like to think my two idols to be:
Firstly, none less than the Mary Poppins movie from Walt Disney: firm, fair and safe with lots of fun and jokes, tenderness and warmth and
SECONDLY-Maria from a wonderful movie The sound of music: funny, loving, sincere, caring and safe:
"Let them bring out on All Their problems:
I'll do better than my best!
I have confidence
they'll put me to the test,
but I'll make 'em see
I have confidence in me
Somehow I will impress em,
I will be firm purpose kind!
And All Those children
-Heaven bless them-
Will They look up to me
and my mind ... "