Tuula Lehtinen studied in The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 1976-1980, and has since then been an active player in the Finnish art scene. For her the development of the printmaking field has been particularly interesting and the renewal of valuable tradition and craftsmanship have played a central role in her work. She is attracted to the old traditional techniques, but wants to bring them in a fresh way into today’s art making.
The artist, who loves hand- making and decoration, mosaic has proved to be an excellent tool for artistic expression. In recent years, Lehtinen has made a number of impressive mosaic works and bringing art into the architecture has become increasingly important issue in her work.