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About Peter N. Van Giesen: Peter N. Van Giesen’s paintings convey a majestic grandeur inspired by the natural beauty of British Columbia where he resides.
Born In Toronto, Ontario and raised in a small farming town, Peter became aware of his artistic and business talents by creating small artworks and selling them during recess. After completing High School he moved to the Canadian West Coast finishing off degrees in Psychology and Religion. During his diverse business career he created art when time and place permitted. In 2011 he committed most of his energy to creating visual artworks and sharing that gift.
Since his first public show, his art has traveled internationally into the collections of buyers throughout the world. He notes, “that for me creating artwork energizes me as it is a spiritual, mystical process, a gift to be shared.”
A career highlight occurred in 2019 when one of his artworks was added to the permanent collection of the British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Government House. That same year his art won an Award of Excellence in the “Art that Lifts Our Spirits” exhibition, an initiative of Manhattan Arts International.
In 2023 one of Peter’s paintings was selected for “The Healing Power of Elements: Earth, Water, Air, Fire” and “The Healing Power of ART Inspired By Nature” juried competitions. His art was selected for the juried competition and online exhibition “The Healing Power of Art In Honor of Nature” in 2021.
In 2020 Peter was juried into the Summer Show and also the Winter Show, in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. In that year he served as the Curator and a participating artist in the Art Show held at the Union Club of British Columbia. In 2020 he served as the Curator and Co-coordinator of the Artist in Residence Program at Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA.
Peter is also a member of the Manhattan Arts International Artist Showcase online art gallery, a curated art program that recognizes artistic excellence.
Portfolio/Series: “Capturing Nature’s Eternal Aura”
Price range: $400-5,000
All paintings are acrylic on canvas. Click on thumbnails for larger views.
Peter N. Van Giesen’s Artist’s Statement: “My art is the result of sporadic surges of energy that percolate into my consciousness. I attempt to explore the dynamics of tension and elasticity, the interplay of light and darkness, the interconnected energy of the perpetual motion of the natural world.”
Interesting Fact about Peter: When not painting Peter loves reading historic accounts of adventure. He is also an avid boater and is out year around in his ocean going kayak exploring the Pacific Northwest gulf islands. Many of my artworks capture that perspective.
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