Marieke (Rikki) Tollenaere

The beauty of the natural world is my inspiration.
I specialize in original seascapes and abstract paintings. Two
very different styles, with the common element to portray the
colours, rhythms, and structures you find both on the sea and land.

My studio, nestled in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca, is open to visitors. get in touch for an appointment, as I might be outside in nature, getting some inspiration...

I look forward to seeing you soon.


Wave 80 is part of on ongoing project Making 100 waves. In collaboration with marine conservation. oil painting on canvas of the ocean in different hues of blue.

"Rikki is very professional and I would recommend her without hesitation, to commission a painting or simply choose one from her collection"

Isabelle Van Obbergen

"Upon receiving a Voucher for a Art lesson for my birthday, it was so amazing to travel into the country to such a creative space and work beside this truly gifted artist. A very good experience present for an birthday or christmas etc."

Jodie Talbot

"Rikki is such a great teacher, her studio is full of her wonderful creations, such an inspiration."

Barbara Davidson

I was following Rikkis facebook account for quite a while.
Grown up at the baltic beaches and sailor since I can walk, I was so fascinated about the paintings she is creating. Every painting, every landscape, every wave is an expression of her deep connection and love to the sea which is catching the viewer quite immediately.
Therefore it was only a matter of time until I fell in love with one of her paintings as it also reminded me very much to my home island. Thus I just ordered it.
Rikki was very friendly and helpful supporting the entire time and the painting arrived proper packed and protected against any possible damage.
Even a wonderful wooden framing was included and now the painting is placed at the bulkhead of my boats salon giving me joy everytime I am sitting there with a cup of tea in my hand.
Thank you Rikki !


Having spent most of my life living on islands, the sea was always a fascination. I could happily sit for hours looking at it, admiring is beauty, it’s strength and the way it is constantly changing. I first met Rikki in 2018 and was invited to visit her studio where I was stunned by her seascapes and her #making100Waves project. When buying a new home in 2019 we really wanted a painting which captured our love of the sea and we didn’t hesitate to commission Rikki. We spent some time working with Rikki to agree the design and size and get her advice. We got regular updates from Rikki and then in spring 2019 she presented us with the finished work. Rikki captured a beautiful moment in a constantly changing seascape. It is stunning and it sits in pride of place in our living room. Nice one Rikki !

Simon King
London & Mallorca

Simon & Breda



Commissioning a piece of art offers a fantastic opportunity to own a personalised artwork, that will fit your interior perfectly.

From the first conversation through to the final painting I will tailor your piece to your individual style, taste and requirements.

Whether you commission a fine art commission or an abstract painting, from your initial briefing and inspiration, I will give you guidance and ideas to consider, discuss the size and color palet.

Commissioning a painting will ensure you get exactly what you want.

Looking for an individual gift for a special occasion, that unique present for someone, or your own bespoke artwork ?

I look forward to hear from you,

Contact me to discuss

“ “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.” ”


Shop by Collection

  • 100 Waves

  • Seascapes

  • Monochrome series

  • Connecting With Nature

Oil painting on canvas of a wave, part of a series called "Making 100 waves".

You can loose yourself in the depths of this seascape, with the soft tones in the sky and the vibrant colours of the sea, this painting will lighten up any space.

View 100 waves collection

Large oil painting on canvas of an imaginary seascape, with a lot of light and reflections, with a vast horizon. The sky is the limit, this painting makes me happy and calm every time I look at it. Perfect for any bright home and bring a splash of happy colour.

View seascapes collection

Monochrome blue painting with structure made with a mixture of pure pigment and a binding agent. I find my inspiration from nature and love all the patterns we can find anywhere. This painting would be  great in a ultra modern home, even though it has a minimalist feeling to it, this Blue colour is so bright it will make a bold statement. Combine it with Orange which is in the same collection on monochrome artworks.

View Monochrome series
"Connecting with Nature" is a new serie I created at the start of 2023 inspired by the colours and beauty...
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Packaged with care

Each painting gets prepared and wrapped by me. I try to use envirement friendly materials and reuse as much as possible.

worldwide shipping

I work with established and excelent courier companies for worldwide shipping.

Quality products

All my paintings are originals, signed on the front and back.

Prints are limited editions only, signed and numbered.

Trusted payment methods

I only use mainstream trusted payment methods like Paypal