Kim VanDerHoek

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Kim VanDerHoek

United States

VanDerHoek is a contemporary artist who creates textured landscape oil paintings. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California College of the Arts. Kim is a Signature Member of AIS and AWA, a CAC Artist Member, Trekell Pro Team Artist and Member | The Circle of Gamblin Artists + Educators. Her work has been featured in on the cover of Southwest Art magazine and within the pages of American Art Collector, PleinAir Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur. She’s exhibited in renowned galleries, museums and plein air events throughout the U.S.

Recent awards include Oil Painters of America Landscape Award of Excellence, honorable mention from judge Daniel Weiss, President and CEO of the NYC Metropolitan Museum, Artist Choice Sonoma Plein Air, American Women Artists Distinguished Achievement in Landscape Award, ARC Salon finalist and Plein Air Salon Top 20.

“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.

“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 work to accurately depict the unique qualities of every location while allowing the paint to have a strong presence.”

With over twelve years of experience teaching oil painting Kim expanded her reach by releasing several online painting courses.

Her work is represented by Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, Principle Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina and Chemers Gallery in Tustin, California.

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