Radiant Land – Oct 2005 –


Niels Petersen portrait 2005
NIELS PETERSEN was born in Vancouver in 1963 and held his first solo gallery exhibition of paintings in 1993. Mostly self-taught, Niels has also studied painting with senior members of the Federation of Canadian Artists, of which he is an associate member. The subjects of his bold, bright paintings range from the coast, villages and wilderness around British Columbia, to dramatic urban interiors at home and abroad.

“Paintings are a reward for slowing down and paying attention to the world. The search for subject matter encourages a sensitivity to light, shape and colour, which in turn inspires a passion to push these elements further in a painting. If it succeeds, the painting transcends representation and assumes a spirit of its own.”

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