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Welcome to the site of Piet Eggen.
Artist of nature

Born in 1949 in Klimmen in the province of Limburg, the most southern part of the Netherlands.
He studied at the ‘Stadsacademie voor toegepaste Kunsten’ (School of Arts) Maastricht.
From his young days on he had a bright interest in nature,
wich is clearly visible in most of his paintings and illustrations.

Although initially depicting nature in all her manifestations,
he got specialized and made a name as a painter of landscapes and illustrator of
plants, fishes, insects and reptiles (‘the world of small subjects from nature’).
His preference, though, after many years gradually shifted from illustrating to painting.
Beside landscapes, also still live and isolated subjects from nature figure in his paintings.
Solitariness and perspective are often playing an important role in his choise of landscapes.
These landscapes give the suggestion of ‘a travel to the far horizon’,
the looker-on sees the run of a river, path and fields and can follow the view
up to a vague contour of the horizon in the background. He is invited to ‘walk into the landscape’.

His involvement in nature makes him travel a lot:
often to Asia, particularly Indonesia where he is working for ‘The Protected Species Project’
(an investigation of threatened and protected species for The Gibbon Foundation in Jakarta).
He participated in different projects of the Artists for Nature Foundation (ANF).

ATELIERS IN BEDRIJF

10 Kunstenaars uit het Reestdal in hun atelier aan het werk.

Vrijdag 29 t/m zondag 31 mei en vrijdag 5 t/m zondag 7 juni.

Een route van 20 kilometer langs ateliers, fietsend of met de auto door het prachtige landschap van het Reestdal.

www.ateliersinbedrijf.nl

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Painting for the 'Haring Galerie' at Chateau-Hotel De Havixhorst,  the seventh edition of  

De Noordelijke Haringparty 2014  

mixed media / oil-paint, water-colour and leaf-gold on board, 21,5 x 63 cm. 2014

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Landscapes

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  • ART FOR THE LOVE OF SARK
'Art for the love of Sark' is published to highlight the beauty and fragility of Sark's unique ecosystem and way of live.
This book is a selection of original artwork produced by award winning Artists who visited Sark in 2011.  » Click to zoom ->

    ART FOR THE LOVE OF SARK 'Art for the love of Sark' is published to highlight the beauty and fragility of Sark's unique ecosystem and way of live. This book is a selection of original artwork produced by award winning Artists who visited Sark in 2011.

  • ART FOR THE LOVE OF SARK
Available from my studio or from                 Chris Andrews Publications www.cap-ox.com  » Click to zoom ->

    ART FOR THE LOVE OF SARK Available from my studio or from Chris Andrews Publications www.cap-ox.com

  • Maseline Harbour Sark. Watercolour 40 x 55 cm. 
Sark ANF project 2011  » Click to zoom ->

    Maseline Harbour Sark. Watercolour 40 x 55 cm. Sark ANF project 2011

  • The house with the tatched roof, "L'Étoile du Nord". Watercolour 40 x 55 cm. 
Sark ANF project 2011.
Watercolour  » Click to zoom ->

    The house with the tatched roof, "L'Étoile du Nord". Watercolour 40 x 55 cm. Sark ANF project 2011. Watercolour

  • Rare lichens on holm oak. Oil on board 65 x 40 cm. 2012.
Sark ANF project 2011. This painting is tribute to the rich and unique nature of Sark.  » Click to zoom ->

    Rare lichens on holm oak. Oil on board 65 x 40 cm. 2012. Sark ANF project 2011. This painting is tribute to the rich and unique nature of Sark.

  • Summer at the Reest. Oil on board 100 x 70 cm. 2000  » Click to zoom ->

    Summer at the Reest. Oil on board 100 x 70 cm. 2000

  • View on the sawahs of Cikananga Java Indonesia. Watercolour 50 x 40 cm.  » Click to zoom ->

    View on the sawahs of Cikananga Java Indonesia. Watercolour 50 x 40 cm.

  • The old Dutch cemetery in the Kebon Raya at Bogor Java Indonesia. Watercolour 40 x 50 cm. 2003.  » Click to zoom ->

    The old Dutch cemetery in the Kebon Raya at Bogor Java Indonesia. Watercolour 40 x 50 cm. 2003.

  • View at Gadog and gunung Salak near Bogor Indonesia. Watercolour 50 x 70 cm. 2003.  » Click to zoom ->

    View at Gadog and gunung Salak near Bogor Indonesia. Watercolour 50 x 70 cm. 2003.

  • Spanish tiles. ANF Project Extremadura Spain 1993. Oil on board 21 x 42 cm.  » Click to zoom ->

    Spanish tiles. ANF Project Extremadura Spain 1993. Oil on board 21 x 42 cm.

  • View from Noirmont French Jura on the Swiss alps.
Oil on board 60 x 112 cm. 1995.  » Click to zoom ->

    View from Noirmont French Jura on the Swiss alps. Oil on board 60 x 112 cm. 1995.

  • View from the Achemerberg. Oil on board 60 x 122 cm. 1996.  » Click to zoom ->

    View from the Achemerberg. Oil on board 60 x 122 cm. 1996.

  • Farmhouse rooftops Waniewo Poland. Oil on paper 17 x 24 cm.  » Click to zoom ->

    Farmhouse rooftops Waniewo Poland. Oil on paper 17 x 24 cm.

  • De Verwisseling. Watercolour 50 x 70 cm. 2005  » Click to zoom ->

    De Verwisseling. Watercolour 50 x 70 cm. 2005

  • The high field along the Reest near Den Huizen.
Watercolour 50 x 73 cm. 2006.  » Click to zoom ->

    The high field along the Reest near Den Huizen. Watercolour 50 x 73 cm. 2006.

  • Country road from Den Huizen to the Reest.
Watercolour 50 x 70 cm. 2006  » Click to zoom ->

    Country road from Den Huizen to the Reest. Watercolour 50 x 70 cm. 2006

  • Autumn in the Reestdal. Watercolour 40 x 50 cm. 2004.  » Click to zoom ->

    Autumn in the Reestdal. Watercolour 40 x 50 cm. 2004.

  • Along the Reest between Den Huizen and Rabbinge.
Watercolour 50 x 70 cm. 2006  » Click to zoom ->

    Along the Reest between Den Huizen and Rabbinge. Watercolour 50 x 70 cm. 2006


Piet Eggen

Portfolio Piet Eggen

Projects

1992 Poland Bierbrza and 1994 Spain – Extremadura with the ANF.
May 2005 joined an ANF project in the Great Fen U.K.

1997 Neusiedlersee – Hungary, Austria.
A project for the Dutch journal ‘De Volkskrant’:
artist and writer giving an impression of a cross-border nature reserve.

1998 Participating in “De IJssel in gevleugelde kunst” (Impressions of the river IJssel),
celebration of 100 years Vogelbescherming (Birdprotection) in the Netherlands.

2002, participating in the project “Texel in schoonheid verbeeld”
(Impressions of the beauty of the Dutch island Texel,).

2002 and 2003 Gibbon Foundation.
Indonesia, teacher illustration-course for art-students
working for the Protected Species Project in Bogor Indonesia.

2005 The Great Fen Project, United Kingdom. ANF project.
Wieken, Wind & Weidevogels. A portrait of the mills of Het Utrechts Landschap. ANF project.

  2009 Exhibition Erasmushuis Jakarta "Drawings of Threatened Beauty, Biodiversity of Indonesia"

                                          Workshop Erasmushuis for IKJ School of Art Students Nature-drawing.                                               

                        2012 Workshop nature-drawing IKJ Institut Kesenian Jakarta, Fakultas Seni Rupa                            

His work can be found in numerous nature-magazines, educational books and in commercial branch productions.


Some of the paintings shown on this site are for sale. If interested, please ask for information.

 

 

 


Contact:

Piet Eggen
Den Huizen 6
7707PL Balkbrug
The Netherlands

Tel. 0523 614856                                                                   0613146574

piet.eggen@wxs.nl

Links:

www.artistsfornature.com
www.wildlife-art.nl
www.rabbel.info
www.artassociates.nl
www.fincasantamarta.com
www.hetreestdal.nl
www.deloopvandereest.nl                             
www.cap-ox.co.uk      

 


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