Aino-Maija Metsola is an independent visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland.
She uses a diverse selection of techniques from watercolour to ink, markers and gouache to craft paintings, patterns and illustrations for various surfaces including textiles, clothing, tableware, stationery and books. Currently, her primary focus is on making paintings on paper.
Works by Aino-Maija Metsola have been featured in publications and exhibitions around the world. She has received the V&A Illustration Award for Best Book Cover Design and Finlandia Junior award for Finnish children’s literature. Her books for children made in collaboration with Wide Eyed Editions UK have been published in 21 languages.
Aino-Maija graduated from the University of Art and Design Helsinki in 2008.