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Artist Kim VanDerHoek


An example of fine art by Kim VanDerHoek

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The Artist Says:


It is my hope that when you view my painting from across the room you can easily see what the subject is, then, upon closer inspection, you find yourself lost in the brushwork. While I do paint in my studio, I truly enjoy the challenges plein air painting poses. Dealing with the weather, changing light and the other hurdles of outdoor painting has forced me to learn to make decisions quickly, to paint with commitment and above all, to have a plan for each painting.



Collectors Say:



 
"This was a wonderful treat to receive. I was most impressed and would love to have more. I will treasure this always. Came quick and I would like the chance to have additional pieces from the artist!" - A collector in Reidsville, North Carolina
 

 
"My beautiful landscape from Kim arrived yesterday and I am just thrilled with it! I feel like I can step right into the picture! my order arrived promptly and was professionally packaged. The quality of Kim's work is superb. Lots of thumbs up!!!" - Nancy in Texas



Dealers Say:


Plein air work with a lyrical quality and energetic brush work, drawing us in for a long, lingering, introspective visit. - Informed Collector 6/16/2011




Biography



 
Phone: (949) 510-6921
Email: [email protected]
 
Kim VanDerHoek is an American contemporary fine artist who creates vibrant, textural oil paintings of landscapes and urban scenes in her Southern California studio.Born in Southern California and raised in the mountains of Big Bear City, Kim spent many hours as a child climbing trees, sledding down snow-covered hills, horseback riding and hiking through the woods. Surrounded by the wild beauty of the forest Kim developed an early appreciation for the outdoors and a fascination for urban environments, which she continues to explore today through painting.After graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, Kim worked as a graphic designer for 11 years. She left the design field to pursue a career as a full-time painter. She learned to paint by painting en Plein Air because it combined her love of being outside, creating art and studying from life. “I enjoy the challenges Plein Air painting poses. Dealing with the weather, changing light and other hurdles of outdoor painting has forced me to to have a plan for each painting, to paint with commitment and to fearlessly experiment .” Kim feels that through Plein Air painting she has gained a better understanding of the effects of light and atmosphere. She aims to translate those effects into her studio paintings. Currently, she is working on a series of studio paintings featuring aerial views.“It is my hope that when you view my painting from across the room, the large shapes make a strong visual statement that allow you to easily see what the subject is, then, upon closer inspection, you find yourself lost in the paint texture. I am always striving to elevate the scene I am painting in order to show the viewer the everyday [...]

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