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 - 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 - Blackbird with Apples - Merels met Sierappels - Color woodcut detail Sold
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Blackbird with Apples

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Merels met Sierappels (original Dutch title) Color woodcut. Edition of 25. Signed and numbered in pencil.

Erik VAN OMMEN - Kingfisher on a Fence - Ijsvogel op Schutting - Color woodcut detail Sold
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Kingfisher on a Fence

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Ijsvogel op Schutting (original Dutch title) Color woodcut reduction on thick wove paper.Edition of 14.Signed and numbered in pencil.

Erik VAN OMMEN - Flying Terns - Vliegende Sterns - Color woodcut - detail. Sold
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Flying Terns

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Vliegende Sterns (original Dutch title) Color woodcut. Edition of 20. 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 - White Egret in the Snow - Zilverreiger in de Sneeuw - Color woodcut
$375

White Egret in the Snow

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Zilverreiger in de Sneeuw (original Dutch title)  Color woodcut.  Edition of 19.  Signed and numbered in pencil.  

Erik VAN OMMEN - Barn Owl - Kerkuil - Color woodcut- detail
$160

Barn Owl

VAN OMMEN, Erik

Kerkuil (original Dutch title)  Color woodcut.  Edition of 40.  Signed and numbered  in pencil.