Hi! I am Pive Toivonen, a visual artist and illustrator from Helsinki. I also work in the Turku region and the archipelago. I create large watercolor paintings as well as small pictures of the beautiful moments of life.
I mainly work in my own style based on my own artistic ideas, but I am also very happy to implement the client's wishes. Most of the time, my clients specifically want pictures and works made in the recognizable Pive style.
I like to create images of nature, the sea and real places. I can simplify and still create a lively atmosphere. I have also done several public works for schools, kindergartens and hospitals.
I want to convey good feelings and happiness through my work.
My working languages are Finnish, Swedish and English. I invoice through my own company. I stick to the agreed schedule and budget.
Watercolor painting and drawing by hand are my strengths. In addition to the illustration, you may order an original painting from me. I teach watercolor courses and give art workshops.
Working together with architects comes naturally to me and my works integrated into buildings have been praised.
City of Turku, Kimito Island, Sagalund Museum, Finnish Environment Institute, Högsåra Village