Sanna Myrttinen has been working as a visual artist since 2002 exhibiting regularly with solo- and group exhibits in Europe, the US and Asia. She has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and Arts Education from Linneus University, Sweden and also studied under the Swedish artist Ake Arph.
Having spent early childhood in the vast and remote landscapes of Northern Finland, Sanna Myrttinen feels a close connection to nature. It is her main source of inspiration. Her works are also a reflection of her extensive travels and engagement in environmental causes. She regards painting as an active form of meditation.
Her meditative landscapes and simplified forms with emphasized outlines speak a language that bridges Eastern philosophy with her own Nordic heritage. She considers herself as part of the Enigmatic Realism movement, where the creative emphasis lies on depicting the mysterious and metaphysical aspects of life. After years of living and working in different parts of the world, she now lives in Munich, Germany. Her art studio lies on a farm amidst the beautiful Bavarian countryside.
Born February 5th in 1973 in Helsinki, Finland, I grew up in Switzerland, Finland, the US and Germany. After a Masters Degree in Forestry from the University of Helsinki and an international career in forestry, I decided to return to university for a Masters Degree in Fine Arts, Education and German. After years in Sweden, I returned to Munich in 2007, where I since then divide my time between exhibits, projects and teaching.