|Sanomatalo corridor gallery space, Helsinki, Finland.|
The Sanomatalo space worked really well for me as there seemed to be a constant flow of visitors in and out of the building and I also observed a few office workers pausing at everyone's artwork during their lunchbreak. I was a busy office worker myself once upon a time back in Ireland, so I understand the busy schedule involved with such a job in the city. It was especially nice and appreciative to have my art noticed by people who wouldn't normally have time for a visit to a regular art gallery. And well, everybody is entitled to a view on art.
|'Thoughts of Summer' 2008 - Alan Hogan at Il Duetto, Kamppi, Helsinki.|
Life is full of different people from all walks of life. Different backgrounds, lifestyles, jobs and certainly different opinions. More reasons why I was delighted when one of Helsinki's nicest up-and-coming young entrepreneurs asked if I would be interested in showing my paintings at her place of business. The entrepreneur in question is the lovely Veera Nissi who owns and runs her very own nail design studio called 'NDN', right in the heart of Helsinki.
|NDN Nail Studio location in Helsinki, Finland|
Of course, while I myself don't feel the need to have my nails done, there are plenty of nice people who do. And these are the people who I hope in time will come and take a look at my paintings while having their nails looked after at NDN nail studio. I must also mention that Veera, the multi-talented owner of NDN also offers other services such as facial beauty treatments among other things. Full details are on her website.
Presently, visitors and clients to NDN can see these two original paintings at the studio (shown below). Both are for sale.
|'Helsinki Cathedral'- 2010, acrylic on canvas (70cm x 50cm)|
Original for sale exclusively from NDN studio Helsinki - price €500
|'The Snow Tree'- 2009, acrylic on canvas (35cm x 45cm)|
Original for sale exclusively from NDN studio Helsinki - price €200
This print and the original paintings will remain available exclusively at NDN studio in Helsinki until the end of February 2012.
|'Finnish Cat'- 2008, white-framed print (30cm x 40cm approx)|
from NDN studio Helsinki - price €60