The artist Teija Raaterova, is born and raised on Kierinki. Local handcrafts inspired the her from the young age. The ultimate way to express herself turned out to be painting.
Painting, drawing and sculpturing have always been around while she has grown up. Business and kids have kept her from arts for quite some time. From turn of the millenium, Lappish artsociety Palas Ry, got her involved on arts again. Soon after, she completed studies on University of Lapland for department of arts.
As home-village, Kierinki is really dear to Teija. With her actions, she wants to preserve the lifestyle of the village.
Her art can be found from the accomodations of the Kieringin Holiday Village, Hietala and now also on our internet gallery.
"The signifigance of arts and culture for one is great -greater than many realizes. Partial value of the culture is the appreciation of the work of the ancestors."
- Artist Teija Holopainen -