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-Studio Gallery in Port Colborne will hold a 1-day workshop called "LIGHTHOUSE BY THE LAKE" on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Thursday, Oct. 1, or Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, whichever date suits you better.

We will have the current pandemic protocols in place in the class:

The class size will be limited to maximum 4 students to a class to maintain a safe 6 feet social-distancing. Because the mandatory mask protocol is in effect, please bring your own mask that you can wear during the whole class time. Disinfectant and paper towels will be available.

The teacher will no longer go from table to table to help, but the students can bring their art to the teacher’s desk in front and get help from a safe, proper distance.

See the poster for more details in the photo gallery below.

Esa will teach you step-by-step, how to create and paint this art work. Everyone will have a beautiful painting painted at the end of the day. Class fee is $75.00 (no credit cards or e-transfers please). There are no other costs. You can pay on the morning of the workshop.

The cost includes all materials used in the class (such as prepared painting surface and paints). The frame is optional. We will have everything supplied in the class, so you do not need to bring anything to this workshop. We paint with acrylic paints, and as a result, there is no turpentine or other solvents used at class. The painting workshop runs from 9 am to afternoon.

You can bring your own lunch, if you wish. However, because of Covid-19, to be safe, we cannot serve coffee, tea or snacks, so please bring your own beverage.

If you have any questions, please contact Maila Nieminen, Teaching Workshop Coordinator, Esa Studio-Gallery, 471 Stanley Street, Port Colborne, ON, L3K 3A8

Phone: 905.835.5648

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Esa Studio Gallery
South Niagara Artists