Steven Nederveen

Steven Nederveen, Spring Thaw, Mixed Media, 42 x 42 inches
Steven Nederveen, Spring Thaw, Mixed Media, 42 x 42 inches



Steven Nederveen’s artwork has long been grounded in his meditation practice and influenced by the calming effect of immersion in his favorite places. He creates compositions of oceanic coastlines, panoramic landscapes, and old growth forests using heightened colors and high-contrast golden light. Highlighting the grandeur of the natural world, Nederveen’s artwork is achieved through a process that combines photography, painting, printing, and erasure; the resulting pieces allow us to imagine a space between reality and dream.

Nederveen received a Bachelor of Design from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, and studied at Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB. He has shown his work across North America, as well as at art fairs around Europe. His work is part of collections including Armani Canada, Richmond, BC; and the Al-Fayed Family Collection, London, UK. 

My work depicts simplified, illuminated scenes of nature as a metaphor for our internal world in a state of transience or incompleteness.

As a waterman and the son of a sailor, I’ve spent a lot of time on the waters of the west coast. I know these waters, and yet I can never really know them. The ocean is an endless variety of movement, light and feeling. We can see ourselves in its vastness and depths, its calm and its torrents. Water reflects back to us our inner worlds and emotions.

Using a mixed media approach to image making, I combine acrylic paint and C-print photographs. By layering these elements I can etch down into the emulsion of the photograph to reveal golden hues and also build up the surface with impasto and washes of colour. The result is an image with photo sharp detail in focal areas and painterly brush marks that obscure and create space for the imagination.

I’m a Canadian artist with work featured internationally in galleries, art fairs, magazines, tv programs and many private collections. I am based in Toronto, Canada and work with a great team of galleries across Canada and US that exhibit and sell my work to clients around the world.

— Steven Nederveen

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023         Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2023         Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

2022         The Ocean In Us, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2022         Golden Glimmers, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2022         Places of Home, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

2021         Home, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2021         Quietude, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2020         Infinite Possibilities, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2020         State of Flow, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2019         Ascent, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

2019         Moments of Intrigue, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2019         Between the Moon and the Sun, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2018         Light Play, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2018         Atmospheres, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017         Under Clear Skies, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

2017         Something in the Air, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2017         Nature Transforms, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2016         A Temperate Nature, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2015         Indigo Haze, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

2015         Valley of a Thousand Chateaux, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014         Liquid Light, Canada House Gallery, Banff, AB

2013         Spectrum, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012         Half Light, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2011         Land of Golden Lights, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, NY

2011         Listening, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2010         The Gentle Wash of Time, Bau-Xi Gallery, Toronto, ON

2010         Illuminated, Galerie de Bellefeuile, Montreal, QB

2010         Ebb and Flow, Bau-Xi Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2009         Land of Golden Lights, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK

2007         Divine Creatures, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005         Floating 1, Gallery 401, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023         Under the Influence | Contemporary Artists and the Masters Who Inspire Them, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2023         Photosynthetic, Artplex Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006         Holiday Glow, Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005         Autumn Show, Hangman Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005         Summer Heat, Praxis Gallery, Toronto, ON

2001         9-11 Emergency Show, Crane Street Studios, Queens, NY

Selected Public & Private Collections

Greenspan & Humphrey, Brian and Marla Greenspan
Armani Canada, Gerry Fedak
Fitzgerald Professional Managament Corp
Candice Olson – host of “Candice Tells All” and “Divine Design” Lifestyle tv programs
Sarah Richardson – host of the following lifestyle programs: “Sarah 101”, Sarah’s House”, Sarah’s Cottage”, “Design Inc” and “Room Service”
Al Fayed Family, London, UK
Kilgour Estates —Gluckstien Design Planning
Picton Mahoney Asset Management, Stephanie & David Picton
Cameron Mackendrick LLB
Alex Lifeson of Rush
The Keg Restaurant (7 pieces)
Milestones Restaurant


1991-95 Bachelor of Design, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

1989-90 Medicine Hat College, AB