Queensland artist Scott Christensen is the master at interpreting seascapes

Words by John Daffy

That filtered light and aqua hues pearling the tips of breaking waves, the unlikely purples breezing lightly across sands dappled by shade… Queensland artist Scott Christensen has mastered the art of interpreting seascapes – it’s a vibrant and very successful combination.

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The ocean dominates Scott’s focus, and his seascapes reflect an understanding that only people very comfortable in the water, get to experience.Whether it’s the seasoned skipper watching the bowsprit of a boat pushing through the crescent of a wave just before it spills its force on a sunny day, or a surfer paddling through the swells and breaks on a day of surfing nirvana – it’s those who understand the essence of the ‘crystal cylinder’ who will have an elevated understanding of just how engaging Scott’s talent really is.

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Scott’s paintings are represented in the United States with his original oils on canvas selling locally for $1,000 to $20,000 and superb limited edition prints on canvas and acrylic glass being snapped up by Queenslander’s and others around the world for prices ranging from $400 to $5,000.

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“I’m always looking for ways to keep inspired. The bigger the challenge, the better it is,” Scott said. “But If I won the Lotto, I’d still paint, and I’d still paint the surf as well,” he said drilling home the point that this artistic road, still has a way to be travelled.