|'Conversation On The Beach' Oils
on panel / 12" x 16" / in the collection of the artist.
"Two children are talking on the beach.They have
wheels for legs, stripey cylinders for bodies, rubber toothpaste
for arms and funnels for mouths. Who said there are no such kids?
-- Of course there were not. But now there are, right here, see
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Suomalainen was born in Tuupovaara, Finland. He won
his first art competition at age four, the prize awarded by Fazer
Company. After completing his art education in Helsinki,
Finland, Sami came to Canada. Ever since then, he has been
working full time as a freelance artist.
His work includes commissions for portraits, landscapes, and
book illustrations. He has illustrated numerous books for
children that are sold worldwide in all major languages including
The artist's style is impressionistic and several mediums are
employed ranging from pen and ink to oils, watercolours and acrylics.
Documentary films about the artist have been made by the Finnish
National Television and Radio Association in Helsinki, Rogers
Cable Television in co-operation with the Canadian Multicultural
Program in Toronto, and the National Broadcasting of Finland.
Sami's paintings are in numerous important collections in North
America, Europe, and Scandinavia, including the Canadian Art
To see a few examples from Sami's many expressionistic styles,
click on the categories at the left. Experience and discover
for yourself what others have been talking about . . . the expressive
art of Sami Suomalainen.