Nice to meet you!

Patrik K.

Hi, my name is Patrik K. I’m an artist and entrepreneur. I create visual eye candy from paintings and digital drawings to designs and patterns.  I have a long professional background in sales and marketing.

Thanks for visiting my site! My story is a bit different to most people’s, so let me tell you a little bit about how I got here:

For over 20 years, I worked as a business professional for top-tier media companies. As an expert in my field, I enjoyed a successful and rewarding career alongside great people. But I felt unfulfilled – something was missing...
Something was missing!
In 2017, I was at a crossroads in my professional life – looking at the best way to move forward with purpose. I needed a new project to focus on – a new challenge to inspire me and to help me make the most of my creativity. Enter my father in law, who thrust paint brushes into my hands and told me to get to work! I’ve never looked back.
Looking for a new challenge
An exciting new phase
I was instantly hooked. The physicality of the creative process was in equal parts calming and invigorating! And the results were extraordinarily rewarding. I began to feel the stress of a lifetime in the fast paced business environment slip away, and instead found myself buoyed by a real and tangible sense of accomplishment.
Rediscovering foundations in art
Looking back, I had always been fascinated by drawing. As a youngster, I took my influence from the comics of my youth: Tintin, Asterix, Lucky Luke – you name it, and penned caricatures of my surroundings in their image. But in my teens, just like that, I left drawing behind – for 25 years!

As an adult rediscovering my forgotten passion, I immersed myself wholly and totally in the pursuit of bettering my craft – finding that the original creativity I had nurtured all those years ago quickly revealed itself once more. As a self-imposed student, I consumed all manner of media in an effort to uncover the techniques and processes that allow the artists I love to create beautiful, emotive work. I joined art school classes and studied design, graphics, art history, finding that each new discovery – be it a certain material or process, fueled my desire to learn further.

Slowly, as I began to receive more and more positive feedback for my works – what started as a pastime began to morph organically into a new and exciting professional identity.
Honing my skills
to this day
It wasn’t long before my practice and dedication to this newly rediscovered creative outlet began to pay off, and I found myself commissioned to create dozens of bespoke, large-scale works and murals for individuals and businesses, lots of which you can see for yourself on this site.
It’s been quite a journey – but I’m just getting started!

If you’d like to commission a painting, I kindly invite you to fill out a questionnaire here. Alternatively you can contact me directly here. Let’s have a chat!
If you’re interested in my more day-to-day musings, I publish a blog which you can read here Finnish. I write about themes close to my heart – like how art tuition can suck the fun out of making things and how we should all explore our creativity as early as possible!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site – I hope you enjoyed my story and I look forward to hearing from you!

Something was missing!

I am a business professional, with 20 years in the bag working for big listed media companies. For the last few years I worked in a marketing agency as a sales director. So basically I’ve been working hard on building a business career as an expert and leader in sales and marketing. Even though my career has been bullish and rewarding and I have enjoyed working with great people, still something was missing.

After one switch!

After one disastrous career switch in 2017 I was seriously pondering on my next step forward, basically stressed out and anxious about it all. My father in law saw this and threw paint brushes in my hand and said: ” Boy, do something useful with your time. For example paint a painting!”. I did and have done ever since.

I was hooked!

Working with my hands has always been something I regard in high value. I have renovated dozens of apartments, changed flooring, painted walls and tinkered here and there. Maybe that’s why painting blew me away in an instant. Not PAINTING in itself, but the process, the concentration it demands. The fact that you also get something completed, the feeling of accomplishment when you have done it yourself, something real and physical. The best feeling. Painting is a real superpower against stress, a real counterweight for the fast paced business life. So I understood in an instant that I was hooked, hooked on arts and painting.


As a youngster I loved reading all the comics, Tintin, Asterix, Lucky Luke etc you name it. I also loved drawing, caricatures of my friends and teachers, dinosaurs, particular parts of human anatomy, you know kids stuff. Then I suddenly gave up on it after my teens for 25 years. Wow, long time…painting never was my thing when I was younger (you can read why, from here). After a decade I started again, and it was like riding a bike, I knew I loved riding the bike, but forgot how much. So after the painting bug bit me, I started compulsively following hundreds of different artists, painters, urban artists, graffiti painters in YouTube and some. I wanted to see how they worked, their techniques, material choices they made, and they’re styles. I wanted to learn it all. I joined art school classes and studied art history. Desire to learn was a true force to reckon with.  A hobby I started for myself changed bit by bit to a more serious direction after I found out other people liked my works also.

Practice, practice, practice

It was extremely encouraging and I thought that this is something to continue for sure. I was lucky from day one to be asked to paint for other people. Very blessed. I got more confident, learned fast and started to paint in large-scale. This is how I got into painting walls and mural. Practise practise practise. Today I have been hired to paint dozens of murals for big companies and homes. My paintings decorate many many collections and this is just the start.

I appreciate you coming to visit my site and reading my story. I hope you find what you are looking for here, and if you don´t, drop me a line here. If you want a commission painting or you have an interesting project we could work on etc, you can fill out a questionnaire here, or just email me here. Would love to hear more from you!

Lets talk,  Patrik  

P.S. If you liked my story and want to learn some in depth raw truths about me you can read more from my blog here. I write about how crappy art teachers suck the creativity and motivation from children and why in the world I didn’t start my art earlier :D