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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Kim VanDerHoek, Orange
Member Since March 2012
Artist Statement Kim creates current, vibrant paintings in oil.

Born in Southern California and raised in 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, which she continues to explore today through painting.

After graduating with a 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. Today she paints in the studio as well as en plein air (painting outdoors).

She began painting en plein air because it combined her love of being outside and creating art. "I enjoy the challenges plein air painting poses. Dealing with the weather, changing light and 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." Kim feels that her plein air work has, in turn, strengthened her studio paintings.

"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."

Kim is a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA), a member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS), a member of the Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SOCALPAPA), and an Artists member of the California Art Club (CAC).

Art Education
Bachelor of Fine Arts, California College of the Arts, 1993

2010 Paint American Top 100
2011 Juried into the Salon International at Greenhouse Gallery
2011 Finalist for the American Artists Magazine Cover Competition
2011 Raymar Art Finalist, June
2011 Finalist in the Artist's Magazine Landscape/Interior Competition
2014 Raymar Art Finalist, December
2015 Best of Show, Southern California Plein Air Painters Assoc. OC Fair Paintout

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Product No 5689321
Subjects Landscape, Nature & Outdoors
Style Fine Art
Tags Kim, VanDerHoek, lake, painting, peaceful, pond, serene, water