Saturday, February 17, 2018

"Kauheat Syntymäpäivät" oil on linen, 50 x 60 cm.
For our upcoming exhibition "Dialogues on Trees and Humans" at Kemin taidemuseo next month.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Working in the studio this evening.
Photo by Josequejose.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

The process of both being engaged in the creative becoming of the works, making decisions, exchanging observations, sharing inspiration, continues being a foundational aspect of our art practice.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

220 x 155 cm, oil on linen
resting outside our Aitta-studio in Sirkka.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Here we are painting each other. Well, a close up of our facial expressions, while sitting in meditation. The idea is one of us making a painting while the other one just lets go. Then we swap and one lets go while the other one makes a painting. Big fun. (Play both videos at the same time to get a better picture!)

These series of paintings belong to one of several lines of work we are developing at the moment for "Dialogues on Trees and Humans", a series of works in collaboration to be presented at Kemi Art Museum, Finland and Espacio Marzana, Bilbao, Spain, during 2018.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Stuck with the trees

There you go, painting trees again.
Below a work in progress from our current collaboration.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hi, Misha here. I've hijacked our joint blog to share with all of you the -to my eyes- magnificent work Raisa is doing with ink and paper nowadays. 
You can check it out on her Instagram page. She is on fire. 

Monday, October 16, 2017


This past week we have been part of Taidetestaajat, a program organised by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, which brings young people from all over Finland to different cultural destinations in order to test and try art. We were invited by Särestöniemi Museum to share our experiences as an artist couple and offer a drawing workshop for 8-graders of different schools in Lapland.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

The Dance

Starting a new painting for our upcoming exhibition at Kemi Art Museum.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Currently one of us is attending a 3 months retreat at Bodhinyana Monastery, near Perth, Australia. We will be back with more news on our joint artistic enterprise in October!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Last Saturday we held a taideilta (arts evening) with local artists, poets and musicians at our Aitta-studio in Sirkka. There was a small exhibition of paintings, photographs and works on paper inside the Aitta-studio and in the yard presentations of poetry, singing and performance art. We contributed to the evening with our last performance The Misgivings of Perfect Love.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Double Self-portrait

So, this double self-portrait painted by us both has been chosen to be part of the exhibition 'Portrait Now!' at the Frederiksborg castle in Denmark. We look pretty silly in it. If we knew so many people were going to see it, we would had painted ourselves extra real silly.

Raisa Raekallio and Misha del Val
"Double Self-Portrait of Us Both, Painted by Both of Us" 
oil on canvas, 72 x 90 cm.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Exhibition at Espacio Marzana 15.6.18 - 30.7.18, Bilbao, Spain

Thank you Espacio Marzana - Cultural ProjectsWe are delighted with the idea of presenting our work in collaboration in Bilbao next year!!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Update 39 - Taidemaalariliiton Teosvälitys

This week we present our work at the Taidemaalariliiton Teosvälitys Kaapelitehtaalla (Finnish Painters Union Exhibition) in Helsinki. It's the first time Raisa and I exhibit our joint work in Helsinki. Come for a visit if you are close by! We will be there next Tuesday 14.3. 

The exhibition will be open until 19.3.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Together Again

Reunited in London after Misha's 6-week trip in Spain and Australia.