Emmi Tavela (b. 1977) is a painter working mainly with tempera and oil colour. She lives on a small island in the outer archipelago of Porvoo. Tavela’s paintings are expressive and colourist. Her motifs rise from daily life, but there is often a greater existential theme or a question behind them. Tavela paints typically multiple versions of the same motif. She likes to explore with different colour combinations and composition.