I’m a 1980 born artist from Finland, Scandinavia.
I have drawn cars all my life but at the age of ten it was time to
focus more on hot rods and customs. US magazines included sketches
from guys like Thom Taylor, Steve Stanford and Chip Foose. I tried
to copy their drawing styles, but it was very difficult because I
had only colored pencils to use and their sketches were done using
markers and airbrush, which I didn’t know at the time. Originally,
magazines were almost the only way to find new inspiration but today,
the Internet has broadened the spectrum of automotive possibilities.
I found Car & Design Magazine a couple of years ago and it has
been a great resource for illustration techniques and new designs
My interest in cars has encouraged me to study industrial design.
At this moment I am studying Industrial Design and I'm in my 4th year
at Lahti Polytechnics Institute of Design. Before this I was in art
school for one year, but found I was more interested in designing
than general art studies. From the beginning I have always built model
cars and such, and "kustoms" were a pretty natural thing
for me. My favorite era is the 40’s and early 50’s, including
clean 60’s stuff also. Of course I'm partial to the old style,
but I like the older cars built with modern touches as well and I
even like to try my hand at new car styling too.
I’m willing to do custom concepts and illustrations for private
customers. I am also very open to taking on company clients too. In
most circumstances, we'll discuss the overall assignment and I'll
then suggest my general ideas about the project. When the customer
and I come to an initial agreement, I then start working on the visual
presentations. I use mostly Copic and AD markers, colored pencils
and Copic ink with airbrush. I also do traditional paintings with
water, oil, and acrylic colors, so I handle pretty much all kinds
of technique. I can also do graphic T-shirt designs should that be
Through the years I've built several full size cars too. I have ’47
Ford club coupe, which is chopped, channeled and converted into a
hardtop. Another of my cars is a Volvo PV 544, which I chopped myself
eight years ago. Obviously, both cars will be kustoms when finished.
I have done a couple of top-chops for my friends too. Right now though,
most of these projects are on hold, as I concentrate on my automotive
art and design career.