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Weltevrede is 47 years old, married, with 3 children.
He is a trained social scientist with an advanced degree.
Pieter met late Harish
Johari in 1977 in Holland where he became fascinated
with the healing and centering power of the ancient
practice of yantra
painting. Over time he devoted more and more of his
attention to mastering the North Indian iconographic
painting techniques. Since 1988 he is traveling to India
annually where he deepened his knowledge and friendship
with late Harish Johari, and also studied with Johari's
art teacher, Master Chandra
Bal, and Suresh Johari.
The last four years Pieter got recognized
and supported by the Dutch government as a Master Artist.
This has given him the freedom to travel once or twice
a year to India for extended stays. His output is prolific.
From his zodiac paintings on silk and from the silk
paintings of the nine numerological yantras, cards were
published in Holland in 1992 and 1997 by Aurora productions,
guidance of late Harish Johari Pieter illustrated the
following books "The
Birth of the Ganga", "The
Monkeys and the Mango Tree", "Ayurvedic
Massage", and the latest edition of the book
by Harish Johari). In the works is an extensive series of children's books (see books).
Pieter displayed his works at many exhibitions in Europe
and the USA.
Even Hinduism Today published a number
of paintings of Pieter Weltevrede - for a Dutchman entering
an Indian tradition that is quite a compliment. Many
paintings by Pieter Weltevrede are currently exposed
at an art
exposition near San Francisco.
The latest news about Pieter Weltevrede
is the startup of a series of no less than 72 painting
that show the various states
of Being related to the chakras, as described in
game of Self-Knowledge.