|Back 2 art In late 2004 I have finally had time to do some thing with a pencil and paper. Click on the images above to learn more!|
The exebitions so far:
It all started with a vacation to the Rhode Island in Creece in
the late 80.s. Little did I know that that vacation would make a major
change in my life. I met a girl who I dated for awhile after the
vacation from Dalarna. Back then I was a die hard Stockholm inhabitant.|
She invited me to the area and before long I was invited to Dalarna and overwhelmed with the surrounding scenery. Back home I tried to capture what I saw on a newly purchased sketchbook. My schetches improved after sketch after sketch. Before long I was encouraged to attend to some local exebitions to show my earlier work.
The visitors liked my work and I started to spend more and more time with these. I worked with my drawings while visiting Orsa, my parents had back then purchased a house there. In 1996 I finally moved to Mora in pursuit with work as a fulltime artist. Though my pencil work was regonized, but not to be compared with "real" paintings, so I made shift..
From day one in Mora I started to experient with watercolors to find out its possibilities,
and its limitations in four different paintings not shown here (one eagle, a lynx and two
sceneries). I found out that I could translate my aim and visions to watercolors while
working on landscapes while fured animals would be harder, but I still am looking by
experimenting a mean with these colors more effective way to give it a sence of softness.
During 1998-1999 I will spend time learning to use computers here in Mora and this is the sole reason why I plan not to attend to exebitions att all during this period. But during the fall I plan to go back to painting and to exebitions. My major influences is the beauty of the mother nature itself.
By the way, all paintings and drawings are sized 60cm X 80 cm or 80 X 60 cm, unless noted otherwise.
|I have so far received very favorable comments for my work by people and by the local media, and by fellow artists aswell. I do not have to much contact with the local art community, except for naturally, my mother who is a painter as well I made a homepage with her work so please check it out on Helinä Ahokas Webgallery..|
Summer of the year 2000 ArtBabyArt.com
made a very nice feature on my art and my previous version of this homepage.
Here is the link to that page. Olavi Ahokas on ArtBabyArt.com
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||Landscapes, bikes and buildings in couache. |
1996 - present.
||Landscapes, wildanimals and buildings with a pencil. |
1990 - 1996.
||Computer related items, webdesigns, CD-cover and computermade art.
1998 - present.