Until recently, Fenja was an archaeologist and a palaeo-ecologist, having worked for over a decade throughout many regions of Australia. In that time, she gained a PhD from the Australian National University, focused on the high country regions of southeastern Australia.
Fenja's interest in printmaking developed during these years: inspired by the impressions gathered in the field, she began creating linocuts as a portable creative outlet in spare quiet moments.
Today, she is a practicing printmaking, interested in continually experimenting with new techniques, effects and compositions. Fenja is drawn to the technical nature of printmaking, with fine details and mark-making a nod to her background as a researcher and the product of many years of scientific training.