Hello, I am Senja.

I am in love with the sea. It revitalises and refreshes me. It calms me in times of stress. I feel exhilarated and connected to it when I surf its waves. I never tire of its myriad colours and changing moods. Vast, open skies, distant horizons, crashing waves and wild coastlines inspire me. Dawn and dusk are worth the extra effort to capture.

Travelling extensively around Scotland in my camper van, allows me to be near the elements and my subject matter, from sunsets in the west and dawns in the east, to the crashing waves of the north shore and all the wild coastlines between.

When I can’t be in, or by, the sea, I love to surround myself with ocean art, a chance to carry me back to that feeling of wellbeing. This is what I want to share with you – my adventures and dreams of the ocean.

Sometimes, I will paint on location – fast, responsive marks to record the
moment. I am free from overthinking and at one with the elements. At other
times, I am in the studio, delving into my memories and letting the paint lead the way, creating huge waves or sparkling shorelines. For me, painting is akin to having a meaningful conversation with the canvas – sometimes we challenge each other, sometimes we silently agree and, occasionally, we need a bit of space!

I have come to respect this process and feel the transfer of energy into my work. Each piece is personal and comes from the soul.