Hannele Rajala has studied art at courses of various artists. As an ink painter with her method using sumi-ink and watercolors together she is self-taught artist.
During her childhood she lived in Kyoto, Japan. Later she also worked in
Japan as Christian missionary. Asian way of living and thinking has given a noticeable influence in her art.
She expresses sense and mood of the moment in her art. Ink and watercolors make it possible to fast implementation, which gets its shape by
concentration. It’s inspired by belief, which gives hope and light as gifts of God.
The Japanese style of Hannele Rajala’s art has been mentioned also in papers. It is said that her paintings are delicate, her lines are sensitive and skilful,
her brushstrokes are like the practice of meditation. in the middle of everything can be found the light, even when painted with only black ink.
Husband Ossi Rajala is also artist. He paints mostly with acrylic colours. They have held together
several exhibitions, like a discussion between their different expression.