Erik van Ommen

Erik van Ommen (Dutch, born 1956) has a singular passion, rendering wildlife in a wide array of fine art techniques which he each masters with excellence. He received his formal artistic training at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten Minerva in the northern Dutch city of Groningen, where his famous compatriots Grietje Postma and Siemen Dijkstra also studied. Van Ommen soon discovered his ability to capture and render birds’ attitudes quickly in the wild using the Japanese-inspired ink painting technique named Sumi-E, which relies on grayscale for all shading. These sketches can be finished en plein air or in the studio, but often also form the basis for oil paintings, etchings, and more recently for color woodcut reductions. While van Ommen paints a greater variety of wildlife subjects in oil, in his Sumi-e paintings and in his prints, he almost exclusively depicts the birds which he so loves to see close-up in nature through his telescope lens. For this initial collaboration with Erik van Ommen we feature his color woodcut reductions exclusively. These are all printed in small editions. If you happened to be as enamored with them as we are, we recommend you do not pause too long before you decide to bring home the one that speaks to you. These works of art won’t last.

Erik Van Ommen - Drie Grutto's - Three Black-Tailed Godwits - color woodcut reduction - detail
$420

Three Black-Tailed Godwits

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Drie Grutto's (original Dutch title) Color woodcut. Edition of 18. Signed and numbered in pencil.

Erik VAN OMMEN - Two Magpies - Twee Eksters - Color woodcut on Japan paper - detail
$160

Two Magpies

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Twee Eksters (original Dutch title)  Color woodcut on Japan paper.  Edition of 24.  Stamped in red ink. 

Erik VAN OMMEN - Sea Eagle - Zeearend - Color woodcut on Japan paper detail
$375

Sea Eagle

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Zeearend (original Dutch title) Color woodcut reduction on thin Japan paper.Edition of 21.Signed and numbered in pencil.

Erik Van Ommen - Harlekijneend - Harlequin Duck - watercolor - detail
$600

Harlequin Duck

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Harlekijneend (original Dutch title)  Watercolor. Signed.  

Erik Van Ommen - Ijsbeer - Polar Bear - color woodcut reduction gold - detail
$250

Polar Bear

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Ijsbeer (original Dutch title) Color woodcut reduction with gold background, printed on thick white wove paper.Edition of 27.Signed and numbered in...

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Erik Van Ommen - Vliegende Jan Van Genten - Flying Gannets - color woodcut reduction - detail
$375

Flying Gannets

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Vliegende Jan Van Genten (original Dutch title) Color woodcut reduction printed on thick wove paper. Edition of 14. Signed and numbered in pencil.

Erik VAN OMMEN - Three Crowns -Drie Kronen - Color woodcut detail
$375

Three Crowns

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Drie Kronen (original Dutch title)  Color woodcut.  Edition of 18.  Signed and numbered in pencil.  

Erik Van Ommen - Drie kieviten - Three Lapwings - color woodcut reduction - detail
$375

Three Lapwings

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Drie kieviten (original Dutch title) Color woodcut.  Edition of 14. Signed and numbered in pencil.