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Senja Brendon - Prints

Senja Brendon - Prints

I have always been drawn to the sea and the life that nestles close to it. I love the sense of space and well being that it gives me. As a surfer, I feel a deep, emotional connection to the sea and have a healthy respect for its many moods. It keeps me humble.

In my work, I aim to capture the immensity and elemental qualities of the ocean in all its raw and untamable beauty. I would like to take you with me on a quiet wander along peaceful sands or share the powerful energy of huge, crashing waves. Every painting has a stage where I can almost feel the transfer of energy from me to the canvas, with each piece carrying a little piece of my soul and my wish to share with you the spirit of the sea. Sometimes, as I wander the Scottish coastline, it is a boat, a building or a tiny flower that captures my imagination. I make pencil, charcoal, watercolour or small oil sketches. Sometimes these studies become a finished piece, as I love to work 'en plein air' at the location, and other times they serve as a reference for further development in the studio. Inspiration for my large waves comes mainly from the world of surfing. I will watch footage of a wave over and over, studying the movement of the water just before and immediately after the image I want to create, hoping to capture that fleeting moment in between. Once I begin painting, however, the wave will often take on a life of its own and it becomes a very fluid dialogue as to where the water will take me!

As my work continues to develop, I am becoming increasingly drawn to the magic of mark making and the interaction of colours. A sense of location is still important to me, yet I am becoming freer and more experimental in my journey from place to painting. Even with close to 30 years of painting, it is still a challenge to capture the movement and light in such constantly changing scenes.

My early influences include the dynamic seascapes of William MacTaggart, the brooding impasto work of Emil Nolde and the incredible skies of William Turner. I even followed in the footsteps of MacTaggart to recreate his vision of Kintyre.

My relationship and dialogue with the sea is one that I will never tire of, and I consider myself blessed that it continues to enrich my life. I hope that, through my art, I can bring a little of its spirit to you.

Senja has produced a series of limited edition giclee prints and they are available mounted, ready to frame. Each print is titled, numbered and signed by Senja.

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Bellochantuy Sunset

Bellochantuy Sunset

Limited Edition Print

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£150

Beyond the Garden, Whiting Bay

Beyond the Garden, Whiting Bay

Limited Edition Print

Print

£65

Beyond the Garden, Whiting Bay

Beyond the Garden, Whiting Bay

Limited Edition Print

Print

£250

Bluebird Day

Bluebird Day

Limited Edition Print

Print

£150

Celebrate

Celebrate

Limited Edition Print

Print

£250

Final Destination

Final Destination

Limited Edition Print

Print

£150

Hidden Depths

Hidden Depths

Limited Edition Print

Print

£45

Imperium

Imperium

Limited Edition Print

Print

£45

Lochranza Sunset

Lochranza Sunset

Limited Edition Print

Print

£65

Lochranza Sunset

Lochranza Sunset

Limited Edition Print

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£250

Maelstrom

Maelstrom

Limited Edition Print

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Maelstrom

Maelstrom

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Ocean Dreaming

Ocean Dreaming

Limited Edition Print

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£125

Peace

Peace

Limited Edition Print

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£150

Perfect Day, Kildonan

Perfect Day, Kildonan

Limited Edition Print

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£250

Perfect Day, Kildonan

Perfect Day, Kildonan

Limited Edition Print

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£65

Racing to the Shore

Racing to the Shore

Limited Edition Print

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£150

Racing to the Shore

Racing to the Shore

Limited Edition Print

Print

£65

Sundowner

Sundowner

Limited Edition Print

Print

£195

Sunrise, Holy Isle

Sunrise, Holy Isle

Limited Edition Print

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£45

Sunset over Arran

Sunset over Arran

Limited Edition Print

Print

£250

Sunset over Islay and Jura

Sunset over Islay and Jura

Limited Edition Print

Print

£150

Sunset over Islay and Jura

Sunset over Islay and Jura

Limited Edition Print

Print

£250

Sunset over Islay and Jura

Sunset over Islay and Jura

Limited Edition Print

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£45

The Gathering

The Gathering

Limited Edition Print

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£45

The Gathering

The Gathering

Limited Edition Print

Print

£250

The Green Room

The Green Room

Limited Edition Print

Print

£750

The Green Room

The Green Room

Limited Edition Print

Print

£495

Trident

Trident

Limited Edition Print

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£250

Ultramarine

Ultramarine

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Until we Return, Holy Isle from the Arran Ferry

Until we Return, Holy Isle from the Arran Ferry

Limited Edition Print

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£250

Where the Light Falls

Where the Light Falls

Limited Edition Print

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£65

Where the Light Falls

Where the Light Falls

Limited Edition Print

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