Esa Nieminen

Esa has been an artist over 45 years. Over the years, Esa has exhibited his art work in numerous art exhibits. He has a studio-gallery in Port Colborne, where people can visit and see his latest art work.

Esa is still active in teaching painting workshops and participating in art exhibits. He teaches at special events, conventions and painting guilds. A few times a year, he holds Creative Painting Workshops in his in-home studio-gallery, a perfect place to paint with a natural light filtering through the ceiling sky-lights. Everything is supplied with no need for participants to bring anything. He will add a painting workshop for the groups of 3 or more. If interested, please contact him for his painting workshops.

Esa has been painting all his life. There is always a painting in progress, and even still, he might start something completely new. He says: “In the beginning, I might have some idea what I will paint, but at the end, the painting might be totally different from what I had in mind when I started”. His styles and techniques have always been versatile. He likes to experiment on different kinds of painting surfaces, such as metal, slate or quartz, besides canvas.

His art covers a wide spectrum of subjects from the traditional to modern and abstract.


Esa's studio gallery in Port Colborne will run a one-day special workshop called "Setting Sail" on Wednesday, September 26th or Saturday, September 29th, 2018.

This workshop differs from the traditional style because it is monochromatic; that is, the colour palette is limited. You will paint with different shades of black and white will be used as a value colour. The painting will be done on metal "canvas."

All materials will be included. Please see the Information Sheet about costs, registration, and more details. It is attached as an image on this page, and as a PDF on the Noticeboard.

Space is limited, so if you are interested in taking this workshop, please contact Maila at:

Esa Studio-Gallery in Port Colborne


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Esa Studio Gallery
South Niagara Artists