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Waterton Lakes National Park

Pieter Molenaar

"Mountain Chief"
12x16" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Mountain Chief - 12x16in oil
"Muted View"
12x16" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Muted View - 12x16in oil
"Foothills"
16x24" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Foothills - 16x24in oil
"Distant Silos"
9x12" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Distant Silos - 9x12in oil
"Snow Line"
12x18" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Snow Line - 12x18in oil
"Chief View"
oil
Pieter Molenaar - Chief View - oil
"Across the Fields"
16x24" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Across the Fields - 16x24in oil
"Longview"
12x16" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Longview - 12x16in oil
"Elevators"
6x12" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Elevators - 6x12in oil
"Beneath the Mountains"
6x12" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Beneath the Mountains - 6x12in oil
"Giants"
6x12" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Giants - 6x12in oil
"Louise"
12x18" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Louise - 12x18in oil
"South View"
12x16" oil
Pieter Molenaar - South View - 12x16in oil
SOLD
"Historic Towers"
36x48" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Historic Towers - 36x48in oil
SOLD
"Foothills"
12x16" oil
Pieter Molenaar - Foothills - 12x16in oil
SOLD
Pieter Molenaar 3086
SOLD
Pieter Molenaar 3080
SOLD
Pieter Molenaar 3131
Artist Biography

Artist Statement My artwork reflects the world around me, and I draw ideas for my paintings from memory, photographs, and mostly from familiar settings. I was born and raised in Amsterdam, so it is no wonder that my admiration for the Old Dutch Masters is reflected in my work. I use rich colours and evocative tones that often reflect a brooding, pensive and compelling atmosphere most obvious in my scenes of pending storms in rural settings, ring waves of seascapes, and slanting light down city streets. I use exclusively since it allows me a broad scope of expression.

My style is a blend of realism and impressionism, and I use dramatic colours, contours, and brushwork to enhance scenes of the West Coast, the Prairies, and The Netherlands. I create unique and intelligible impressions of my subjects, which is much appreciated by those who admire and collect my paintings. People who are familiar with my artwork often tell me it is my rendition of clouds that strikes them most. In fact, among friends and family, the expression "Molenaar skies" is used to describe particularly dramatic cloud formations. I incorporate the sky and water in some form in all of my paintings.

Biography Pieter Molenaar is an internationally known Canadian West Coast artist transplanted from The Netherlands. Molenaar admires the Old Dutch Masters, and this is reflected in his style-his colours are rich and his tones evocative. Molenaar's paintings reflect a brooding, pensive, and compelling atmosphere that is most obvious in his scenes of pending storms in rural settings, ring waves of seascapes, and slanting light down city streets. He uses exclusively since it allows him such a broad scope of expression.

Since coming to Canada in 1979, Molenaar has continued to paint and show his work internationally. When asked from what he draws inspiration, Molenaar replies that memory, photographs, and paying attention to the world around him supply him with all the subject matter he needs. In a style that blends realism and impressionism, Pieter Molenaar uses dramatic colours, contours, and brushwork to enhance scenes from the West Coast, the Prairies, and The Netherlands. He creates a unique and intelligible impression of his subjects, which is much appreciated by those who admirer and collect his work.

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