VISUAL ARTIST PERNILLA BACKMAN
Born 1981 and originally from Vöyri, Finland.
Pernilla graduated Alfa Art Taideoppilaitos (Helsinki) in 2010 and is therefore celebrating 12 years as a professional visual artist this year.
She has during these years developed her own approach towards painting and creating. She mixes realistic and abstract art, either on the same canvas or separately. Either way, she enjoys painting cleanly yet intuitively.
She has a way of always pushing herself forward and testing her limits, without losing the quality of the art work. Lately she has been into creating textures and layers and really mastering her own style and vibe. The goal is to truly make you feel something in your heart ❤
Pernilla loves working around a theme and creating unique commissions for her customers. Here is where her strengths will really shine. She reads people’s style and colours really well and interprets it beautifully on the canvas. She integrates stories into a painting; channeling it through music and displaying it through emotion into the canvas.
Her exhibition “Birth of Venus” (2020) at Roasberg was about the birth of a new kind of femininity and embracing one’s unique inner truth and simultaneously accepting it for what it is.
Daring to grow into what you are meant to be, strongly and unapologetically.
The theme of her 2021 exhibition “Where the wild roses grow” was about channeling the inner goddess through the darkness of the soul and harnessing its power.
Her art work showcases the same kind of dualism as she herself represents; blending strength and softness effortlessly. She mastered this organic, and for her very true and genuine, way of creating especially in 2020.
Pernilla has been an entrepreneur for 19 years and she is also a beautician/ nail artist (2003) and a reiki master (2020). Right now she is also working on her own collection of wire jewellery.
She speaks finnish, swedish and english fluently.