Niels Petersen

Niels  Petersen
Niels Petersen was born in Vancouver in 1963 and held his first solo gallery exhibition of landscape paintings in 1993. Mostly self-taught, Niels has also studied painting with senior members of the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver. The subjects of his bold, bright, landscape paintings range from the wilderness of coastal and interior British Columbia to dramatic urban landscapes 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 enhance these elements in a painting. If it succeeds, the painting transcends representation and assumes a spirit of its own.”
Featured Piece
Niels  Petersen Similkameen Valley

Similkameen Valley
- Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
36 x 36 in
91 x 91 cm


Niels  Petersen Similkameen Valley
Similkameen Valley
Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas  
36 x 36 in
91 x 91 cm
Niels  Petersen Beyond the Big Orange Bridge
Beyond the Big Orange Bridge
Oil on Canvas  
18 x 24 in
45 x 60 cm
Niels  Petersen Days End Slocan Lake
Days End. Slocan Lake
Oil on Canvas  
20 x 24 in
50 x 60 cm
Niels  Petersen Dundarave West Vancouver
Dundarave, West Vancouver
Oil on Canvas  
12 x 16 in
30 x 40 cm
Niels  Petersen Slocan River in Autumn
Slocan River in Autumn
Oil on Canvas  
24 x 36 in
60 x 91 cm
Niels  Petersen Winter Sunday on East Hastings
Winter Sunday on East Hastings
Oil on Canvas  
16 x 20 in
40 x 50 cm