Cherry Blossom Series explores and talks about the experience of Finnish nature, echoing in my dreams and in my art practice. My memories, feelings and experiences of growing up in southern and northern Finland materialise on canvas. The Finnish national epic poem Kalevala plants the basis of this experience, and beats like a drum in my heart and paintings. The majestic forests, flora and fauna of the two countries’ of my residence, Australia and Finland, are echoing and conversing with my memories. The plants and trees are becoming one, like a new world of imagination, in this series of works. Blossom DanceBush FlowerLapponiaWinter OakPaper BrushNordic FlowerMysty Arctic MorningArctic BirchNordic BirchCoral TreeCherry BlossomPaintbrush LilyStarfire LilyBayberryRowan BerriesRed DelightMisty MorningSilk RoadRowan Berries in the Snow RainMagenta FlamesSpring FlamesSilk Plum BlossomCherry Blossom ViewCherry BlossomCherry Blossom Journey