Kim VanDerHoek

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Kim VanDerHoek

United States

Kim is a contemporary fine artist who creates current, vibrant paintings in oil both in the studio and en plein air. Also a multi-award winning artist, she recently received Best of Show in the BoldBrush competition, twice won Best Oil in the Plein Air Salon competition and won the Western Art & Architecture Award at the Haggin Museum American Women Artists 2018 National Exhibition. Her work has been featured in these national magazines; American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, Southwest Art, American Artist and PleinAir. Her artwork is part of both corporate and many private collections.

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.

Kim says, “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 beauty surrounding us. In each painting I aim to accurately represent the subject while allowing the paint to have an equal voice and a strong presence.”

Kim is a juried artist member of the Oil Painters of America (OPA), the American Impressionist Society (AIS), a member with distinction of the American Women Artists (AWA) and a juried Artist member of the California Art Club (CAC).

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