Hi, I am Maria Leskinen, an Art and Psychology teacher and Master of Fine Arts. Nowadays I work as a full time illustrator and artist. I get inspired by nature, psychology and various cultures. My style is colorful, precise and I want to create good and stylish works. I am interested in many kind of commissions, such as magazine, book and package illustrations. I live most of the year in Brazil where I study scientific illustration. I speak Finnish, English, Portuguese and Spanish.
I am specialized in scientific illustration, which I studied in the University of Brasília. I also organize the Illustrators Abroad club remotely for the members of the Finnish Illustration Association. I am great with watercolors, pastels and pencils which I combine with digital techniques. One of my scientific illustrations was selected for the collection of the University of Brasília.
Selected clients: Apu Luonto magazine, Taito magazine, Nuorten luonto magazine, Municipality of Pirkkala, Lapin Kansa magazine, LKV Asuntoekonomitoimisto Oy (Finnish Real Estate company), Studio Kundalini Yoga (Madrid), Art and illustrations for private clients in Europe and South and North America.