Location: Finland Web: www.ullathynell.com Email: email@example.com media: Watercolour, pencil, ink, markers, acrylic “Art has always been an essential part of my life” says Ulla. But it took her until the age of 29 to pluck up the courage to quit her day job and become an illustrator fulltime. Yet within a year she was published in a children’s book.
“What I most enjoy in making art is visualising compelling or dreamy atmospheres. My art is often seen as storybookish or naïve, because I’m not very serious about realism. I’m much more interested in colour, texture and obscure detail,” she says.
“I intend my art to convey a story as well as emotion. With images I find it’s possible to create complex messages and feelings that are open to subjective interpretation.”