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The Master of the Shed - Australian Kelpie series by Pieter  Zaadstra

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The Master of the Shed - Australian Kelpie series by 

The Master of the Shearing Shed.

Australian Kelpie Series.

From Original oil painting by Pieter Zaadstra, illustrator of the book “Our Australian Kelpie”

1200mm x 1500mm

From original oil painting by Pieter Zaadstra.

510mm x 760mm

Featured in the book “Our Australian Kelpie”
The book has sold out but you can view it free of charge at – go to “Exhibitions of the Past”

Portrait painter Pieter Zaadstra learned the art techniques of the School of den Hague from his artist/teacher father, growing up in the Netherlands. After migrating to Australia and adapting his techniques to the new Australian light, Pieter won numerous art awards and made his name as a portrait painter with many high profile sitters. Pieter has published 5 art books – some of which can be viewed and purchased at

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  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleabout 5 years ago

    Hi Tanya and Pieter,,,there are many groups on red bubble who would love your work…
    Working Dogs
    Wool Sheds

  • Hi Di. Have joined the groups you have suggested. Thanks for letting me know. Cheers, Tanya

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1about 5 years ago

    Suberb artwork.

  • Thanks Brandie – your comments are appreciated.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegateabout 5 years ago

    Peter your work is absolutely wonderful. Please consider joining the Painted Dogs Group

  • Hi Barbara and thanks for your comments. I have taken your suggestion and joined Painted Dogs. Cheers, Tanya (Zaadstra)

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • TedBlackall
    TedBlackallabout 5 years ago

    very very nice Peter. lovely light and beautiful draftspersonship

  • Thanks for your feedback Ted. Glad you like the work. You can see more of the kelpie paintings at the website – go to past exhibitions. His entire book "Our Australian Kelpie is on line – no charge of course.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • RodeoImagesAus
    RodeoImagesAusabout 5 years ago

    Very beautiful Peter

  • Thanks very much for your comments – always appreciated.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful work…I love this image.

  • Thanks Meg!

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Ruth Anne  Stevens
    Ruth Anne Ste...about 5 years ago

  • Thanks very much Ruth – have had a look at the feature. Pieter’s history with painting working dogs goes back a long way. If you would like to see his kelpie book (no longer in print) you can see it on line (free of charge) at Go to “Exhibitions of the Past” and you will find the link there. Thanks again, Tanya (Pieter’s wife – I’m looking after the redbubble site but I make sure Pieter sees the comments).

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Ruth Anne  Stevens
    Ruth Anne Ste...about 5 years ago

    Tanya I have a photo of my old Coolie girl in just such a pose taken years ago I must scan it into the pc and load up, I will go and have a look at the book as well thanks for the link :)

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roelleabout 5 years ago

    OMG so cute!!

  • Barbara Applegate
    Barbara Applegatealmost 5 years ago


    You are now Invited to Enter the BEST OF THE BEST FEATURE Challenge for January
    So why not go on over and Enter Now

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