Paananen&Ulvila are an artist duo painting collaboratively. Sanna Maria Paananen (b.1988) has received years of classical training combined with studies in a contemporary art school in Finland, and exclusively paints figurative paintings. She has a strong, recognizable style created through the use of a limited color scheme and minimalist choices in elements. In contrast her painting partner Tero Ulvila (b.1980) is an expressive abstract artist, to whom the paint and painting process itself is the expression in his works. When working together, both artists are recognizable for their personal styles, but the total of this collaboration appears to be a whole new artist.