Appe Leppänen

Appe Leppänen (b. 1982) is a visual artist living and working in Turku, whose main means of expression is painting. In her works, Leppänen discusses the experiences of connection with nature from a personal perspective. The paintings depict enchantment, the unification of a living landscape and a mental state. The paintings mix mental images, sensations, fragments of memories and images emerging from the collective consciousness. One important element in Leppänen’s paintings is water, which she describes as reflecting, immersing and changing its colour and shape. Leppänen graduated as a visual artist from the Art Academy of Turku Academy of Fine Arts in 2020. Leppänen’s works have been acquired for the collection of the National Works of Art Commission, the National Gallery and for the lottery prize of the Finnish Art Association. She has organised several solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group and joint exhibitions in Finland.