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Immanuel Lutheran College student Sienna Ohmsen has a bright future as an artist.

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Immanuel Lutheran College student Sienna Ohmsen has a bright future as an artist.

At just 11 years old, Sienna Ohmsen has had her artworks selected to feature in three school art exhibitions and had a stunning painting of flowers in a vase adorning the walls of the University of the Sunshine Coast for two years.

The Year 7 Immanuel Lutheran College student says she first discovered a passion for art when she was nine years old.

“I painted two houses on a hill with a sunset and I thought it looked pretty cool,” she says.

“Then it went into the art show at my old school, Buddina State School, and it was pretty cool to have it in the exhibition.”

Sienna attended art classes after school for a few years, where she learned how to work with different mediums and perfect her brush strokes.

Now, she says inspiration can strike at any time. “I do more painting at home now,” she says.

“I did two just the other day. I had a blank canvas sitting at home and I painted a landscape on it and my art book was empty, so I painted a front page on it that had some mountains.”

All of her creations have pride of place on the walls in her mother’s home, which Sienna says is “filling up pretty quickly”.

Sienna says she was able to get priceless art tuition from internationally renowned artist Sue Needham after Ms Needham bought a home from her father, McGrath Estate Agents Mooloolaba agent Geoff Ohmsen.

Sienna says she hopes to become an artist when she is older and with so much talent already being revealed in the variety of paintings she has created and showcased, hers is a name you may want to remember.


Roxy has been a journalist for more than a decade and joined the MWP team at the end of 2016. She is a chocolate-powered writing machine who loves to engage with the Coast community, uncover untold inspirational stories and share information that can help people.

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