Annija Bodniece is a passionate self-taught artist from Latvia who moved to Denmark in 2013 and now lives in Jyllinge, Denmark.
She fell in love with creating at an early age. It didn’t end with love poetry, diary entries, and pencil drawing, she continued to explore creative work by studying technical drawing and architecture in different countries (Latvia, Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden). During her studies, she learned the discipline it takes to work both technically and artistically.
Besides designing buildings, she decided to experiment with colors and paint. From the very first day, she immediately fell in love with painting. Her dearest childhood love story with the sea and the sky have followed along in her painting growth and the exploration hadn’t stopped ever since. She claims it never gets boring and continues to be challenging.
Today, you can find Annija working as an architect and building her art business on a side in her little home-studio, dreaming of doing this full-time one day.
She believes everything is possible as long as you put in the work and believe in yourself.
Painter / Artist / Ocean lover
About Annija’s creative process:
My painting process is very intuitive and I only paint when I’m inspired, never daily. Sometimes the view I paint comes straight from this inspiration, while other times I paint after my own or other people taken pictures. There I also love to add my own elements depending on the mood.
I take breaks from painting, sometimes for months, to gather creative energy and inspiration. When I get into the creative flow, then it feels as time and space disappear.
I always let my intuition guide me, I have learned not to push it and what you see on a canvas is a reflection of this magical creative energy. My art is vulnerable, full of passion and mindfulness.
I believe my art is meant to represent the connection between human and nature. The peace and the power we have within us.
It’s something we are born with, it’s in our being. However, in the run of our lives we often forget about it and it’s overshadowed with all kinds of other things and situations. We try to find it elsewhere.
I hope my art reminds you – you have it within you.
You just gotta want to look for it.
Stop and listen.
‘My peace and strength is found in the waves of the ocean, in the wind in my hair, in the sharp salty smell of the air. I find freedom in the vastness of the horizons in the colortones of clouds, in the stunning moments of sunrises, sunsets, dawns, storms, dark nights and everything else in between. This peace and power I always try to bring into my paintings. I capture the moment, so it lasts just a little longer and reminds me of who I am.’
- CPH Artspace (Docken) – 7.-9. April, 2023
- Bolig Mad Design (Forum) – 25.-27. Okt, 2019
- Lemvigh-Müller A/S Hovedkontor – Sept- Okt, 2020
- CPH Artspace (Docken) – 15.-17. April, 2022
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