Peter N. Van Giesen

Path to elk Lake

Doing art, for me, is a mystical process, a spiritual work, a profound experience, 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 underlying essence of the universe. I consider my artistic expression a gift to be shared.

Naturally, I am drawn to places of mystery where I find solace in the power of the Spirit.

My art is the result of sporadic surges of energy that percolate past my consciousness. My style hovers between representation, idealism and impressionism. I attempt to reach into the fabric of the world exploring the dynamics of tension and elasticity. Using paint, I create images based on the interplay between darkness and light, the interconnected subtle energy of the perpetual motion in the natural world.


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