Steven Nederveen

FOREST LIGHT
FOREST LIGHT
STN153
mixed media, panel
12 x 72 in.
$3,500 CAD


SETTLE INTO THE HAZE
SETTLE INTO THE HAZE
STN152
mixed media, panel
12 x 72 in.
$3,500 CAD


MAJESTIC
MAJESTIC
STN151
mixed media, panel
36 x 72 in.
$10,000 CAD


WINTER FLOW
WINTER FLOW
STN150
mixed media, panel
24 x 24 in.
$2,500 CAD


NIGHT WATCH
NIGHT WATCH
STN149
mixed media, panel
36 x 72 in.
$10,000 CAD


ASCENT
ASCENT
STN148
mixed media, panel
40 x 30 in.
$4,800 CAD


SEA SPRAY
SEA SPRAY
STN147
mixed media, panel
42 x 42 in.
$7,000 CAD


DREAMING OF GIANTS
DREAMING OF GIANTS
STN146
mixed media, panel
24 x 72 in.
$7,000 CAD


PEAKS AND VALLEYS
PEAKS AND VALLEYS
STN145
mixed media, panel
20 x 20 in.
$1,800 CAD


GOLD IN A SEA OF BLACK
GOLD IN A SEA OF BLACK
STN144
mixed media, panel
36 x 36 in.
$5,000 CAD


VALLEY OF SPIRITS
VALLEY OF SPIRITS
STN143
mixed media, panel
24 x 48 in.
$5,000 CAD


FIND THE MAGIC
FIND THE MAGIC
STN142
mixed media, panel
40 x 30 in.
$4,800 CAD


SUNLIT FROTH
SUNLIT FROTH
STN141
mixed media, panel
36 x 36 in.
$5,000 CAD


SISTERS
SISTERS
STN140
mixed media, panel
16 x 16 in.
$1,200 CAD


DIVINE SEAS III
DIVINE SEAS III
STN139
mixed media, panel
12 x 12 in.
$1,000 CAD


SEASON FOR SKATING
SEASON FOR SKATING
STN138
mixed media, panel
42 x 42 in.
$7,000 CAD


ISLAND OF SPIRITS
ISLAND OF SPIRITS
STN137
mixed media, panel
42 x 42 in.
$7,000 CAD


DIVINE SEAS II
DIVINE SEAS II
STN136
mixed media, panel
12 x 12 in.
$1,000 CAD


VIEW OF SPIRITS
VIEW OF SPIRITS
STN135
mixed media, panel
36 x 48 in.
$7,000 CAD


MOONLIT PANORAMA
MOONLIT PANORAMA
STN134
mixed media, panel
24 x 48 in.
$5,000 CAD


RUNDLE SLICED
RUNDLE SLICED
STN133
mixed media, panel
36 x 36 in.
$5,000 CAD


HAZE LIFTING
HAZE LIFTING
STN132
mixed media, panel
24 x 72 in.
$7,000 CAD


DIVINE SEAS I
DIVINE SEAS I
STN131
mixed media, panel
12 x 12 in.
$1,000 CAD


FOREST OF DISTANT DREAMS
FOREST OF DISTANT DREAMS
STN130
mixed media, panel
18 x 60 in.
$4,300 CAD


LIGHT PLAY
LIGHT PLAY
STN129
mixed media, resin, panel
42 x 42 in.
$7,000 CAD


VALLEYS OF BLUE
VALLEYS OF BLUE
STN128
mixed media, panel
12 x 72 in.
$3,500 CAD


THE MERGING OF SEA AND SKY
THE MERGING OF SEA AND SKY
STN127
mixed media, resin, panel
42 x 42 in.
$7,000 CAD


REACHING FOR THE SUN 1
REACHING FOR THE SUN 1
STN126
mixed media, resin, panel
74 x 24 in.
$7,000 CAD


OCEAN SPECTACLE
OCEAN SPECTACLE
STN124
mixed media, panel
42 x 42 in.
$7,000 CAD


INDIGO SEA
INDIGO SEA
STN122
mixed media, panel
12 x 12 in.
$700 CAD


DRENCHED IN EVENING SUN
DRENCHED IN EVENING SUN
STN119
mixed media, board
18 x 60 in.
$4,300 CAD


MIGRATION HOME
MIGRATION HOME
STN118
mixed media, board
18 x 72 in.
$5,200 CAD


MOUNTAIN DREAM
MOUNTAIN DREAM
STN106
mixed media, panel
42 x 42 in.
$7,000 CAD


UNDER CLEAR SKIES
UNDER CLEAR SKIES
STN098
mixed media, panel
42 x 60 in.
$10,000 CAD


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Steven Nederveen

The son of a florist and an avid gardener, who is also painter (my mother), as well as the son of a life-long sailor (my father), I was born to love the land and the oceans.

My formal education took place at the University of Alberta, where I received a Bachelor of Design in 1995. The following year, I moved to Vancouver, where I lived between the mountains and ocean. I hiked, sailed, and I undertook a committed practice of meditation. It was during this time that I began exploring the sense of the sacred I feel in natural settings – it was impossible not to be affected. This is where I found inspiration to use painting as a means of drawing connections between the natural environment and spirituality.

Currently, I live in Ontario with Christine and our sons, Otto & Hugo. I continue to travel extensively, photographing places that feel alive to me, recording the presences there and then re-imagining that world through a combination of digital and painterly processes. By blurring the lines between photography and painting, I have developed a magical realism that I hope inspires others to see the world with enchanted eyes.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Most of the photographic elements were taken on and around Mount Baker in Washington. I spent 2 weeks last summer doing hikes up various mountains with my mom and dad. These brief visits that I spend with my parents mean a great deal to me and are usually a source of funny anecdotes. My dad's 81 now and has been an old-school outdoorsman his whole life. He surveyed a lot of northern BC and Alberta, and is full of interesting stories about wildlife encounters and difficult and dangerous manoeuvring with vehicles and helicopters. Today, his adventures are less extreme and both my parents are still outdoor enthusiasts. My dad starts his summer by sliding into a pair of rainbow coloured flip flops, (which he found and then fixed with a needle and dental floss), then packs a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter and heads up the trail. My mother (75) follows at a slower pace in her soft pink and mint sweat suit (which she got in Hawaii in the 70's) and a walking stick. The scene looks completely absurd when they are traversing a washed out trail on a sheer vertical face or knee deep in a swamp, trudging their way through cat tails and fallen trees, stopping now and then to inspect some flowers or an interesting piece of wood. My dad also spends 4 months of the year living on his sailboat, navigating his way up and down the gulf islands.

I've grown up with, and adopted for myself, this wonderful ease and enjoyment from nature walks and spending time on the water. The feelings of being grounded and expansive on these outings are so rich that it's easy to make spiritual associations to it. This latest series of paintings are largely about the mystical energy of nature and revealing of a hidden magical world. I've made many of the landscape scenes less about location and more about the boundaries between reality and mystical happenings. It's like only certain people can see that another magical world co-exists with this familiar world. Most of the occurrences happen in the skies, where unusual atmospheric events and swirling energies turn familiar scenes into something other worldly. In the way that animals detect danger in the air before we do, I use flocks of birds as both messengers and bringers of these events. It's intentionally unclear if the swirling lines are flight paths of the birds or some electrical storm that has brought this other world to us. It is up to the viewer to decide what these events are about, whether they're friendly, spiritual or threatening.

In a way, I also try to capture the emotional memory of a place instead of a documentary style image. This allows for a scene to be coloured by our experience, highlighting some features while others fade away or meld into some other vague memory. In the way that our minds can fuse together different memories into one event, I've made most of my landscapes from different views along the journey, adding a path here, removing trees there.

I think the resin coating adds to the dreamlike quality of the work.

. Nationality is Canadian

Education

1991-95 Bachelor of Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
1990-91 Medicine Hat College, Fine Arts Program, Medicine Hat, AB

Exhibitions

2019 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2017 Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2016 JOY, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2014 Liquid Light, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB
2012 Half Light, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012 Attachment in a Floating World, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Listening, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2010 Divine Gardens, Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal, QC
2010 Ebb & Flow, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009 Luminous Landscapes 2/Nuit Blanche, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 Land of Golden Lights, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
2009 Falling Lights/Nuit Blanche, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008 Henley Festival, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
2008 Luminous Landscapes 1/Nuit Blanche, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008 Toronto International Airport, Contact Festival, Toronto, ON
2007 Illuminated Landscapes/Nuit Blanche, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007 Divine Creatures, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006 Floating Worlds/Nuit Blanche, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006 Floating 2, G+ Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005 Floating 1, Gallery 401, Toronto, ON

Group Exhibitions:
2006 Holiday Glow, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006 Christmas Show, Parts Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005 Society of Canadian Artists, 38 National Competition, ON
2005 Autumn Show, Hangman Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005 Junction Arts Festival, Spirit Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005 Summer Heat, Praxis Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 Open House, Crane Street Studios, Queens, New York, NY
2001 9-11 Emergency Show, Crane Street Studios - Queens, New York, NY

Collections

Al-Fayed Family
Greenspan & Humphrey, Brian and Marla Greenspan
Armani Canada, Gerry Fedak
Fitzgerald Professional Management Corp
Sarah Richardson
Canvas Gallery, Mark Hunter & Megan Less
Kilgour Estates ---Gluckstien Design Planning
Picton Mahoney Asset Management, Stephanie & David Picton
Cameron Mackendrick LLB
Leslie & Joe Battle
Alex Lifeson of Rush

Awards

2007 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention in Multi-media

Publications

2013
West Coast Homes and Design Magazine
House and Home Magazine (Spring issue)

2011
Syndicated Interior Design TV Show: Candace Tells All - artist interview and special segment
Candice Olsen Kitchen and Bath website – artwork featured
Vancouver Sun online, video coverage of my exhibit “Ebb and Flow” at Bau-Xi Vancouver
Banff Arts Center – Boulder Pavement Online Magazine, ssue 4 – 2011 – Interview
Eyes In Magazine, issue 3, page 39, full page article

2010
Interior Design TV Show: Divine Design

2008
Steven and Chris Home Decor Show Online:
Top Home Décor Trends of 2008”, featuring “Falling Lights Near Stream”
Hello! Magazine - January, “Sarah’s Personal”: featuring “Koi With Falling Lights”

2007
Canadian House and Home Magazine - December, “City Living” featuring “Illuminated Landscape”
National Post, twice with Nathalie Atkison, featuring several paintings
Now Magazine, November, “What’s Hot”, featuring “Illuminated Tiger”
ART MAG Gallery Guide, Canvas Gallery Ad, features “Koi In Weeds”
Globe and Mail, “Wish List”, Sarah Richardson, “Koi on Divine Blue”

2006
Toronto Arts Coalition, Christmas Newsletter
Cityline with Marilyn Dennis, “The art of Hanging” featuring “Koi In Floating Pond”
Cityline, Home & Garden Online article, “The Big Picture” by Lisa Rogers, featuring “Koi in Floating Pond”
Interior Design TV Show; Divine Design, 3 episodes, features several works

Credits


2007 Juror, Artscapes Queen West Outdoor Art Show
2007 Visiting Artist Residency, Artscapes Gibraltar Point