Rider of Rohan - Lord of the Rings by Pieter  Zaadstra

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Original Oil study by Pieter Zaadstra.

Painted in the late 1980s, prior to the mega film productions that have taken place since.

Part of his “Lord of the Rings” series.


lord, rings, tolkien, lord rings

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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  • SquarePeg
    SquarePegover 4 years ago


  • Thanks James – appreciated!

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • yasmine
    yasmineover 4 years ago

    just beautiful. love the ‘border’. wonderful work.

  • Thanks for your feedback Yasmine! Sorry for delayed reply.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work..wonderful!

  • Thanks again Catherine.

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Tahnja
    Tahnjaabout 4 years ago

    omg that is beautiful

  • Hi Tahnja and thanks!

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • tcat757
    tcat757about 4 years ago

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 4 years ago

    So much to explore in this work. very interesting and great work

  • Thanks. There are several more to this series but all sold and we have to chase up images. Hopefully more will be uploaded some time………..

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • nellaevad
    nellaevadabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks Dave and welcome to the page(s)!

    – Pieter Zaadstra

  • Karolina Wegrzyn
    Karolina Wegrzynalmost 4 years ago

    Very mystical, great work!

  • Magnus Wootton
    Magnus Woottonover 2 years ago

    LOVE! the goblins, great illustration.

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