Mona Makela's Profile
Mona Makela has expressed her passion for art all her life. Her art education began early in Helsinki, Finland where she attended the Waldorf School, an alternative education focused on the development of individual creativity, which profoundly influenced her. Mona was fascinated with her first camera at the age of six. From 1986-1990 she assisted in a professional photography studio. Mona has also vigorously expressed her talents in the visual arts through oil painting, fiber art and jewelry. Her work in these mediums has strengthened her understanding of light, composition, texture and detail.
Before establishing her presence as a full-time artist Mona worked first as a research assistant at the Finnish Meteorological Institute and later as an assistant meteorologist. After her move to the United States in 1990 she worked as a field technician for an environmental engineering company. In 1984 she…
- Born on February 14
- Joined July 30, 2011