One of  my big hobbies is painting. I have been painting in oil since 1990, and now, when I am retired, I have attend  the Open University of applied sciences in Nykarleby, our neighbour town, for two years. Today Anders and I are studying art in the Nordic Art School in Kokkola. It is a three year long part-time education for adults. On Tuesday evenings we have lectures on modern art and art philosophy by the school´s visiting teachers, on Thursday evenings there is model drawing with live model. And once a month we have courses in different subjects: drawing, tempera painting, acrylic painting, graphic art and so on.

Helena´s paintings - oil and acrylic


Proud flower 120x80 cm





Poppy 150x120 cm






Working with plants on canvas - acrylic colour


















Walking the dog












This sculpture made with iron wire was my last work in Nykarleby. Picture shows me finishing it before it was put on display at an exhibition at the Aspegren´s Garden in 2008. Now it stands in front of our home in central Jakobstad! (Photo: Anders Lerbacka)



Helena´s graphic art...

...and a link to a page that shows the different steps when creating graphic art from a photograph!





Helena working with etchings




Reed 1, 2 and 3


Helena´s sculpture



"The parcel" on display at the opening of Jakarte´s annual exhibition


Helena´s installation "Shitshoe" on Jakarte´s Summer gallery in July 2007.


Helena´s works on Jakarte´s annual exhibition in Jakobstad February 2008. "The dog driver" and "The bread" (picture below) both went on to the Three towns exhibition in Nykarleby later on in 2008!