Anneli Airikka Lammi's bright colours and delightful motifs of strawberries, animals, flowers, hearts or the occasional rainbow have delighted many since the 1960s. Surely her designs are real "gladdies" ?!
It was a painting by Henri Matisse that inspired her to start painting in oils, and she knew at the age of twelve that she was going to be an artist. During her textile studies at the Ateneum in Helsinki in the 1960s, she had Kaj Frank as her teacher. He inspired her a lot, but so did Marimekko patterns and colours.
Since the late 1960s she has had a successful career as a freelance textile designer, with many commissions for Finlayson, Tampella and Helenius Oy, among others.