Finnish contemporary artist Nina Tuovinen (1977) made a drastic life changing decision a few years ago when she decided to be fully committed to being a full time artist.
‘When I was a child, I used to draw so much that we ran out of paper several times. My favourite topic was a horse. My mother was a watercolour artist in her free time and encouraged me to paint. My father wanted me to get a ”well-paying job”, so I graduated as Master of Economics from University of Jyväskylä and worked in the IT business until I turned professional until a few years ago.
Things changed when I was asked to paint a commission. It was so much fun to paint after 20 years of not painting anything! It was then that I decided to change my management studies to art studies and I applied to Pekka Halonen Academy and the Helsinki Atelier of Representational Art (Hera).