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Two places and the new normal…

At a time when we can loosen up but can’t travel that far yet, I invite you to two places: An emotional place and a physical one. The emotional place, or “the new normal” At the beginning of all of this (i.e. the pandemic), I felt relieved. Relieved because I was... read more

Commissioned Paintings Demystified

An original work of art, made especially for you! Since I get so many questions about my Emotion Portraits™, I thought I would address them in a simple post. 😊 Many people consider commissioning a portrait to celebrate and honor someone special in their... read more

The Joy and Beauty of Flowers

Kati is so joyful and inspiring… I met Kati in Helsinki at an event. Her smile was illuminating the room. Her joy was contagious. Kati Mayfield comes from Colorado. At that time she was completing her master degree in Economics, focusing on Entrepreneurship and... read more

Forever Twin & Out-of-Touch in Stockholm Art Fair

Leila Cromwell-Lönnroth, Galleri Skarpans, will present Forever Twin and Out-of-Touch at the Affordable Art Fair 2019 in Stockholm. Both pieces talk about total interdependence. These moments of connection, silence, movement. Out-of-Touch was created as part of the... read more

Walk on the Fairy Trail | May 29 – June 22, 2019

Let’s take a walk on the Fairy Trail! Souvenirs, souvenirs: here is the virtual pop up show that happened at Galleri Skarpans in Åland Island from May 29 til June 22, 2019. Leila Cromwell-Morgan Lönnroth runs the gallery with talent and elegance. Another great... read more

Embrace Failure!

“We can’t stop now. I thought I’d stop when it was going well. But now it’s going very badly. It’s too late. We can’t stop now.” Those words come straight from “A Giacometti Portrait”. James Lord sat for eighteen days while his friend Alberto Giacometti did his... read more

Santtu, the Horse in the Living Room is Back!

“Liberating” “It’s hard!” “Relaxing” “Just focusing on one thing…” “New perspectives, new angles” “I want to draw more”   Featured in HBL Click the logo to read the full article in Swedish I don’t know where to start to talk about our session in... read more

After All What is Creativity?

In our head, everything is possible. It takes some time to make it happen though. I can only imagine how much space this dancer and freediver had to create to come up with this piece! For me, creativity is closely linked to the space we are moving in. Because... read more

8 Secrets to Enjoy Finnish Winter

1. Look for the yellow and violet Colors’ difference is what stroke me the most when I moved to Finland from Italy. Life here is violet and yellow when in Southern Europe or even in the US, life is blue and orange. I talked a lot about that with people in... read more

What Do You See?

One can see different things in a single art piece. This is what happened to Léa. At the initial viewing, Léa saw a heart shape in the piece that later became her Emotion Portrait™. It is funny how people know almost instantly their favorite one but they... read more

Featured in the Glamorous Finnish Magazine Gloria

Discover extracts of the article about my work in Gloria magazine, through the words of Jenna Kämäräinen and the lens of Anni Koponen Compliments to Finland   “Marie has been living in Helsinki for more than a year now. She is impressed with Finland, its... read more

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