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“Doing art, for me, is a mystical process, a spiritual work, and an exercise of creativity. When I paint it is if the veil of the common life is momentarily lifted allowing me to be embraced by the essence of the universe. My artistic expression is a gift to be shared. My art is the result of sporadic surges of energy that percolate past my consciousness. My style hovers between representation, impressionism with a dash of abstract. I am exploring the dynamics of tension and resilience. Using paint, I create images based on the interplay between darkness and light, the interconnected aura of the natural world.”
Peter N. Van Giesen grew up in Ontario and completed university degrees in Psychology & Religion in British Columbia where he currently resides. Inspired by “The Eternal Aura of Nature”, for him, the act of creating art is “a mystical process, a spiritual work, a gift to be shared.”
The artist is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has had many exhibitions including those at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 4 Art Studio Exhibit Gallery, and the Community Arts Council Gallery.
He has served the past three years as the curator and is a participating artist in “Coastal Seven Encore” at Coast Harbourside Marina and Hotel. His art is found in corporate collection, and in private collections in Canada, United States and the United Kingdom.
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