My name is Galina Haakenson and I am a local artist who mostly specializes in acrylics. I moved to Minnesota 8 years ago and absolutely love this state! There are many lakes and parks here. I love the woods, the forest and nature in general. It is a big pleasure to spend time there. I love to take pictures and use it for my paintings. When I was a little girl, I loved to go to my grandmother’s. I would draw pictures with flowers and ponds with ducks on it. She lived in a very small town surrounded by woods, fields with wildflowers and ponds. It was beautiful place! I picked wildflowers for my grandma and would make her bouquets. I loved her so much. She was and is my inspiration, even though she is gone. That’s why I like to paint landscapes and nature. I also paint for people if they want to use their own images, photos. My art is located at the Dow Art Gallery in St.Paul, MN, you are Welcome!!!