Evert Pieters studied at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts and settled in Blaricum in 1897. He had his first successful showing at the Exposition Universelle d’Anvers (1885). He remained in Belgium as a freelance painter and won a medal at the Seconde Exposition Internationale d’Anvers in 1894 for his painting of a wheatfield in Flanders. He married shortly thereafter and divided his time between Paris and Barbizon; concentrating on landscapes and still-lifes. That same painting received a gold medal at the Salon two years later.

In 1895 he returned to the Netherlands and settled in Blaricum. The picturesque landscape of the Gooi region and its rural community inspired him to paint peasant interiors and outdoor scenes of mothers and children playing besides still lifes.  His work differs from that of other Gooi painters, like Albert Neuhuys and Hein Kever, because of a southern, sunny and colorful palette. He had immense success with his work, especially among visiting Americans. After 1900 his work became more Impressionistic and often included flowers.