Combined with Strong Emotions

Maiju Tirri is an internationally known Finnish artist and bachelor of arts graduate who, over the past 15 years, has had various solo and group exhibitions in the U.K. (London), Gibraltar, Spain, Italy, France, Monaco and Finland. Her contemporary art pieces are held in private collections in Europe, the Middle East and the United States – with a current exhibition at ES Arte Marbella. Maiju paints large structured abstract paintings: high-quality original paintings featuring great detail, bright, powerful and energising colour palettes, and cool black and white-based Scandinavian natural colours – mixed media on canvas, moulded on a wood frame.

She also creates poppet portraits. “Women have so much strength, courage, power, love, compassion and beauty in them,” says Maiju, “and this is what I want to show. It is not just famous people who deserve to have a beautiful and modern portrait done. I want to find the beauty, character and essence of the person I work with.  Portrait is a beautiful way to remember the present moment.” (Children’s portraits are also available.)

In addition, she creates graphic art, giclée reproductions, pop art, portraits and glass art. Her glass works have an intense sense of ice: glass combined with paint but with an amazing see-through effect – ideal for in front of windows.


Maiju spends her winters in Marbella, where she says she is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, fascinating Spanish ambience and colourful nature. Finland still has a special place in her heart, however. Winters surrounded by snow and frozen sea, spring-time with the brightest light, darkening hot summer nights, and autumns when forest colours explode and often become visible in her art work.

“As an artist, my philosophy is to seek and convey the harmony and goodness in my work. My essential mission is to give powerful positive experience through my art. My abstract expressionism paintings portray the world’s and life’s continuous movement and change, coming together as the present and the eternity.”


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