Hannele Antikainen Kuopio
View over Kuopio, Hannele’s home town in Finland 

Hannele is a Finnish artist living in London area with her husband and little baby girl. Having bachelors’ degree in Fashion and Clothing, Hannele worked for adidas as a Product Developer at Global HQ in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Since she got more and more interested in visual studies she changed her career directions and continued her journey to Master’s level. And, in 2016 Hannele obtained master’s degree in Illustration from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

Since then, She has kept on working by making commissioned pieces and deepen her artistic view. Her work explores transformation on physical, emotional and intellectual level. In particular, She is looking at the connection between these three aspects, that is, She gets inspiration from seeing how seasons change and how we perceive our life, listening to rhythms and tones and discovering weak signals.

One of her favourite project has been working on ways of illustrating (transforming) music. The area of study is close to her heart as music has been part of her life in many ways from childhood to these days. How she is seeing music, that is something layered and multidimensional, it evokes feelings and emotions and can resonate in your body. Among her other works you may find a collection of artworks based on the research on Music on the Portfolio page. Also, for further reading, please have a look at Blog where you may find an Essay on Music Illustration, and more stories behind her other artworks too. If you wish to own any of her artwork or buy a gift for your family and friends, please have a look on Art Zone, where you will find her original paintings, post cards and posters for sale.