With an Open Mind and an Open Heart
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Steven Nederveen’s artwork begins with seeking moments in nature, specifically in coastal locations. Informed by his meditation practice, Nederveen seeks to express both the serene and the stormy in the natural world. Through photography, he captures moments of high drama in peaceful settings, or seeks calm moments in otherwise dramatic settings. These moments of peaceful clarity lead the artist to draw connections between our natural environment and aspects of spirituality through his artistic process of combining painting and photography; after printing his photographs, he begins the process of painting on their surfaces, seeking in each work the extent to which he will alter the original image.