Tanja Kallio

“The moment when a flock of white willow grouses suddenly fly away, or when you realize the graphic pattern of trees standing next to each other, the feeling of moss in my finger tips, rhythm of flowing water in flat rock, and the taste of wild herb leaf.”

Most noteworthy experiences are Tanja Kallio’s inspirations and an important source of her creativity. Especially the wild Northern Scandinavia and the nature of Lapland inspire with their vividness and clarity. Inspiration comes as a surprise and happens in an atmosphere where you can be present with all your senses open.

Tanja uses hand-made sketches and paintings together with digital techniques. With patterns Tanja wishes to pass stories that begin to live their own life through the hard or soft materials.

Since her childhood Tanja has been driven by the need to do things with her hands: painting, creating installations and handicrafts. That need led her to study art, graphic design (BA) and textile design (BA).

Finnish pattern designers