In English

 Pekka Vehviläinen

My favorite themes are  seascapes and lighthouses, ships and boats, archipelago and finnish landscapes. I get inspired of old factories and ruined houses and wreks – they are like compressed life, historical layers side by side.

I live in Finland in Hanko, which is the most southern town in Finland and a very picturesque fisher village.  I left my quarter-century work as a city planner in Helsinki and moved to Hanko as a free artist partly because  the nearness of lighthouses Gustavsvärn and Russarö.

I have painted large watercolours from many of the old lighthouses in IMG_0007Finland and made prints and postcards, some of which are presented at my homepages. Paintings You see on this page are made in Malta, where I stayed during five winters.


See paintings here.

 I paint landscapes, buildings, boats etc also by order, preferable on the spot, but when necessary even from photos. Let me paint Your house, summer cottage, boat or favourite lighthouse. You may use the painting for prints, postcards etc.!


I have also high quality prints of lighthouses, Helsinki, Hanko and finnish archipelago.

Click here to see prints and to order.


I exhibit my work in my studio. Studio is open during wintertime by appointment. Please contact me if you want to see  my work.

You can also see prints of my paintings in several shops and cafes in Hanko and Tammisaari. If You want to see my paintings more broadly, please call or send e-mail. Contacts here

In Finland, Hanko: Pizza-house Nadin (Ratakatu 12) , coffee shop Alan´s (Raatihuoneentori 4).  Exhibitions are open at the openingstime .

Tian kirja – Tias bookshop (Vuorikatu 10, Hanko) sells art prints and postcards

In Finland, Tammisaari:

Topppen (books, toys,interior goods, Kuninkaankatu 9) is exhibiting and selling art prints especially with Tammisaari themes

Gallery and frame shop W. Werner in Tammisaari sells and frames my art prints. Kuninkaankatu 11, Tammisaari,  +35840 753 8638