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Päivi Mansikka-aho

Artist, illustrator

See more  examples of works:


Päivi Mansikka-aho—portfolio



The water colour paintings of Päivi Mansikka-aho have spread all around the world in more than 2 million postcards. For example  UNICEF and the Finnish Red cross have published them—among  many others. Paivi Mansikka-aho has been chosen  to be the  Post card artist of the Postcard happening  in Finland in 2003.


Päivi Mansikka-aho has  painted pictures also to the books, newspapers  - designed ex libresses —and   made pictures for different kind of purposes


Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland  have used Mansikka-aho´s  postcard paintings to Finnish  Christmas pages




The paintings of Päivi Mansikka-aho have been used in the postcards of the following publishers:



The  Red Cross

The Finnish Federation of the Visually  Impaired

Association  of the Pulmonary Disabled in Finland

Logos Ministries of Finland

The Finnish Association  of Societies for persons with mental handicap

The Gideons international in Finland

The Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission



The holiday  pictures of   Santa Claus



Pictures and texts also in  other books.


Posts tamps

 2006  Christmas  pos stamp of  Åland,

pictures   published also in  other stamps



Texts and paintings to Foreign ministry of Finland  to be used in  websites   of Finland




Furthermore other illustrations e.g. invitation cards, ex librises, games…



Personal exhibitions

1995  “Joulunäyttely” Kangasala

1997  “Kohti joulua”  Kangasala

1999 “ Kesäheinä ”  Kangasala       

2001 “  Kohti merta “ Rauma

2003 “ Heijastus -  Spegling”  

          Eckerön Posti- ja  tullitalo,  Ahvenanmaa

2004  ”Joulun tunnelmaan”  Helsinki

2006”Sama taevas, sama maa”  

The Finnish Institute of Estonia 



Other exhibitions:


2005  Taidesuunnistus Pirkanmaa

2005  Grafiikkaa Kangasala

2006  Taidesuunnistus Pirkanmaa

2006 Kangasalta käsin

2006 Grafiikkaa – Kangasala

2007 Taidesuunnistus Pirkanmaa

2007  The Illustrators of Finland, Helsinki

2007 Tietokirjatapahtuma, Helsinki

2007 CAF, Lohja




Ralf and Teresia Lönnström 1989

Otava 2000

The artist of Postcard day in Helsinki 2003

Okka-säätiö 2004

The Illustaros of Finland  2005, 2006

 Wsoy:n kirjasäätiö 2006




Organisations for artists:

Tuusulan taideseura

Nordic  Watercolour Society

 Kuvittajat -  The  Illustrators of  Finland 

The Finnish watercolour society 

CAF Christian Artists Finland


Education :

University degree of pedagogy of master of arts


Work :

Free lance artist  since 1987

Teacher since 1990