The textured, abstract paintings of Tanja Skytte combine the streamlined aesthetics of Scandinavian design with a love of nature. Inspired by her travels–particularly by the landscape of Africa, where she lived for fifteen years–Skytte approaches each work of art as a process, experimenting with and honing various techniques until she achieves just the right character and tone in each piece. Skytte is primarily attracted to abstract art because she feels it frees her up creatively, allowing her to explore different materials and mediums and work without a pre-determined end point in mind. She thinks of her artistic process as an expedition, a journey where she learns and grows as an artist with every painting.
Skytte is a native of Denmark, but traveled extensively as a child and an adult through her job with the United Nations. She currently lives in Marbella, Spain, where she and her husband own a craft furniture company. Above all, Skytte wants her paintings to be harmonious and balanced, bestowing a decorative and emotional resonance that elevates the atmosphere of any space.