Hi, I'm Michael from Orimattila, near Lahti, in Finland.
I am a professional icon painter (Byzantine style) and in my work I teach icon painting. I am particularly interested in Byzantine art, icons, frescoes, mosaics.
I also like traveling a lot, my favorite destinations are Greece, Cyprus, Canary Islands ( Fuerteventura especially !!)
I have traveled to Austria,Albania, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Italy, Croatia, Russia, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and North Cyprus of Turkey's territory, Denmark and Gibraltar
In the summer I have lots of flowers in the garden, lilies in particular
orange, yellow, red purple and white
There are also plants that attract lots of butterflies.
I also like photography.
I collect cards of ecclesiastical art, the ICONS/fresco of the saints(orthodox)
, but also I would love to receive:
- angel paintings
- folk paintings
- Picasso ceramics
- aurora northern lights, lighthouse
- panda, hedgehog, owl, flamingo, peacock
- fish, squirrels, dragonfly
- lily(tiger, oriental, trumpet, wood lily)
- local traditions customs
- royal (also old disintegrated monarchy: Greece, Russian, Romania,
- bird house/ bird cages
- Christmas card
- mosaics, pottery
- landscape only from Greece, Spain, Canary islands, Croatia...