Erik Tiemens

Poetically capturing the vibrant spirit of the California landscape, Erik’s work reflects his strong admiration and appreciation for the Old Masters. I am very excited to be welcoming Erik Tiemens to the gallery and to be able to enjoy looking at and sharing with visitors his extraordinary genius as a landscape painter.

Erik Tiemens is known internationally as a painter of fine landscapes with a classical influence. He studied traditional drawing and painting at Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, Ca., graduating with distinction in 1990. He has since worked on many film and design projects including numerous film projects while working for Industrial Light and Magic’s art department, creating storyboards, concept paintings and providing art direction. While working in the entertainment field he has never wavered from his passion for traditional art. Fueled by travels to European art museums and absorbing scenic cities and towns, Tiemens always sketched and painted. This serves as a library of ideas and environments for his personal and professional work. Landscape painting has always captured his imagination and he enjoys studying old masters from the 16th – 19th centuries. This deep appreciation informs his palette and choice of subject matter. Tiemens’ current focus is toward creating romantic landscapes with dramatic use of light and shadow. Now living in Sausalito, California, his work has been shown in galleries and exhibitions around the world.

He is available for private commissions. Visit Erik’s website at watersketch.com and his blog at virtualgouacheland.blogspot.com.

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Oaks Above the Pond

2014. Oil on board, 6″ x 8″. Framed in 503 “Holland”—3″ quartersawn white oak (Medieval) with 18kt gilt slip. $1,980.

Spring’s Return

2012.  Oil on panel,  8” x 10”. Framed in No. 308 “Curtis”—3″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain), with pale gold slip. $2290.

Oak Above the Marsh

2012. Gouache on paper, 7” x 5”. Framed in Compound Mitered frame No. 308.1 “Michigan” + Cap 488—5/8″, in quartersawn white oak (Saturated Medieval Oak stain) with pale gold slip. $1460.

Rolling Fog with Exposed Cliff and Pines

2012. Oil on panel, 7” x 5”. Framed in No. 203.380 (Low Slope)—2-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak (Medieval Oak stain), with pale gold slip. $1570.

Passage of Time

2012. Oil on panel, 12” x 9”. Framed in No. 341.4 CV—3″, in quartersawn white oak (Saturated Medieval Oak stain) with pale gold slip. $2870.

Summer Oak

2012. 8″ x 10″, oil on panel. Framed in No. 348.02 — 2-1/2″ in quartersawn white oak (Saturated Medieval Oak stain).  $2550.

Oak Grove

2011. Oil on board, 6″ x 8″. Framed in Century scoop No. 308 (Curtis) — 2″ in quartersawn white oak (Saturated Medieval Oak stain). $1190.