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 Caroline Waits for the Lightkeeper

Caroline Waits for the Lightkeeper
- Oil on Canvas
12 x 16 in
30 x 40 cm


Niels  Petersen Caroline Waits for the Lightkeeper
Caroline Waits for the Lightkeeper
Oil on Canvas  
12 x 16 in
30 x 40 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 Dundarave West Vancouver
Dundarave, West Vancouver
Oil on Canvas  
12 x 16 in
30 x 40 cm