Peter van Straten continues to search for his holy grail - iconic images that investigate every aspect of yearning, using the simplest elements possible: light and dark, the beauty of the natural world, and the magic that hides in the mundane. Part of no trend he is immaculately isolated in his maverick mind, and blissfully enslaved in the task of illustrating its gifts.

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Ma Si Hambe (Let Us Go)
Ma Si Hambe (Let Us Go)

oil on canvas, 61 x 160 cm

Ma Si Hambe (Let Us Go)
Ma Si Hambe (Let Us Go) Ma Si Hambe (Let Us Go)
A.J Anderson Wife Removals
A.J Anderson Wife Removals

oil on canvas on board, 138 x 120 cm

A.J Anderson Wife Removals
A.J Anderson Wife Removals A.J Anderson Wife Removals
Encounters on the Edge
Encounters on the Edge

oil on canvas on board, 114 x 83 cm

Encounters on the Edge
Encounters on the Edge Encounters on the Edge
Marvel at Nature. Its spellbinding sense of duty. Even the earth’s crust. Rigid with reluctance – is pushed. Into the service of beauty!
Marvel at Nature. Its spellbinding sense of duty. Even the earth’s crust. Rigid with reluctance – is pushed. Into the service of beauty!

oil on canvas on board, 122 x 100 cm

Marvel at Nature. Its spellbin...
Marvel at Nature. Its spellbinding sense of duty. Even the earth’s crust. Rigid with reluctance – is pushed. Into the service of beauty! Marvel at Nature. Its spellbinding sense of duty. Even the earth’s crust. Rigid with reluctance – is pushed. Into the service of beauty!
During an unusually deep afternoon nap, Mrs Vauxhall encountered the Elders of Bn'hat
During an unusually deep afternoon nap, Mrs Vauxhall encountered the Elders of Bn'hat

oil on canvas on board, 81 x 122 cm

During an unusually deep after...
During an unusually deep afternoon nap, Mrs Vauxhall encountered the Elders of Bn'hat During an unusually deep afternoon nap, Mrs Vauxhall encountered the Elders of Bn'hat
Arrivals and Departures.
Arrivals and Departures.

oil on canvas on board, 120 x 90 cm

Arrivals and Departures.
Arrivals and Departures. Arrivals and Departures.
Saying Goodnight to the Land
Saying Goodnight to the Land

60 x 120cm

oil on canvas

Saying Goodnight to the Land
Saying Goodnight to the Land Saying Goodnight to the Land
Over Here!
Over Here!

oil on canvas

140 x 180cm

Over Here!
Over Here! Over Here!
Over Here! (Detail)
Over Here! (Detail)

oil on canvas

140 x 180cm

Over Here! (Detail)
Over Here! (Detail) Over Here! (Detail)