Steven Nederveen's work focuses on the changeable relationship we have with nature. Loving and destroying in the same breath. The darkness of the human psyche underlies many of his overtly positive and uplifting nature scenes. Oceans and forests are idealized, radiating an inner light that burns. This heightened effect corresponds to our own yearning for more, wanting to be at one with nature, to control it, to be moved by it, to tame it.
This original 48-inch square artwork is signed on the back by the artist and is wired and ready to hang. The sides are painted white.
Steven's formal education took place at the University of Alberta, where he received a Bachelor of Design in 1995. The following year, he moved to Vancouver, BC, where he lived between the mountains and the ocean. It was during this time that he began exploring the sense of the sacred he felt in natural settings. This is where he found inspiration to use painting as a means of drawing connections between the natural environment and our struggle to be at one with it.