• STEVEN NEDERVEEN

    mixed media artist

     

     

     

     

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    Thanks for visiting. Let me tell you a bit about my work.

     

    My work focuses on the changeable relationship we have with nature. Loving and destroying in the same breath. The darkness of the human psyche underlies many of my overtly positive and uplifting nature scenes. Oceans and forests are idealized, radiating an inner light that burns. This heightened effect corresponds to our own yearning for more, wanting to be at one with nature, to control it, to be moved by it, to tame it.

     

    This quote by philosopher Alan W. Watts captures my thinking:

    You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.'

     

    These mixed media paintings blur the lines of photography and painting, realism and experience.

     

    Click on the images to find out more about the piece.

    To see more paintings, and availability, check out the gallery links.

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  • WHAT'S NEW AND INTERESTING

    AIR CANADA LOUNGE 2018

     

    Air Canada purchased 3 of my pieces for their permanent collection and are hanging in their brand new lounge at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

     

     

     

    BRAIN PROJECT JUROR 2018

     

    I was on the curatorial team for "The Brain Project". A city-wide outdoor art exhibit, featuring a variety of brain sculptures designed by a talented group of artists, celebrities and thought-leaders from across North America.

    Through The Brain Project, awareness and much-needed funds are raised for brain health in support of Baycrest, a global leader in Alzheimer's and dementia research.

     

     

    The last 2 years I was a participant in painting one of the brain sculptures. Here's my sculptural piece from 2017.

     

    Check it out here: http://www.brainproject.ca/

     

     

     

    I REPRESENTED CANADA IN ICELAND! 2017

     

    I was invited to create a painting for the Canadian Embassy in Iceland as part of the Canada 150th celebrations.

    I gave two audio/visual presentations, one in Akureyri and one in Reykjavik.

     

    Here is the painting I created for them.

    Artwork: Ocean Crossing, 30x60 inches, mixed media, 2017

     

    VANCOUVER HOME MAGAZINE ARTICLE

    Here's a great article about the development of my artistic life and my last show.

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