Tiina's oil painting, "Being of Light" is a highly positive and uplifting work. The title of the work is suggestive of a human being full of aspirations of self-improvement and hope. This concept is visually conveyed through an outstretched human figure with arms raised in an optimistic and joyous gesture. The use of the colour yellow has significant connotations of cheerfulness which produces an uplifting effect upon the viewer.
Tiina Leppanen was born in Finland but studied drawing and painting at Edinburgh College of Art to postgraduate level. She teaches art techniques and art therapy on a freelance basis at the Wasps Studio in Edinburgh.