Sanna Myrttinen was born on 5th February 1973 in Helsinki/Finnland. In 1991 she passed her International Baccalaureate in Visual Art in Munich, followed by autodidactic studies and private tuition with Swedish artist and art educator Ake Arph from Stockholm/Sweden. Afterwards she received a master´s degree in Fine Art and Art Education-from the Växjö University (now called: Linneus University) in Sweden. Since 2002, she has successfully lived and worked as freelance painter.
Born in Finnland, Sanna Myrttinen has always felt a close relation to nature, which also provides her with the main source of her artistic creativity and inspiration around her topics such as her longings, tranquillity, human foundations and nature itself. To retreat into a world of tranquillity far off from the ways of urbanization and the claws of the high-tech consumer world has become her path to an active form of meditation, which the artist reflects in her working process. The way she captures this in her paintings keep fascinating her audience: no matter whether one looks at her dreamily blurred landscapes or simplified forms with emphasizing outlines, they all speak a language which bridges Asian thinking and her own cultural heritage. Not least because of this blend of Eastern and Western thought, her artistic expression is impressive, forceful and full of tension. She considers herself part of the Enigmatic Realism movement.
Sanna Myrttinen is an internationally working artist with many solo and group exhibitions. LDXArtodrome Gallery represents her around the globe.