Artist Profile - Rob Van Hoek

Soon We Will Hear Winter Calling (73 x 93cm, oil on canvas) £1500 Plus delivery
Soon We Will Hear Winter Calling (73 x 93cm, oil on canvas) £1500 Plus delivery

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Biography
Artist Statement

Soon We Will Hear Winter Calling (73 x 93cm, oil on canvas) £1500 Plus delivery Its Only Fields And Trees ( 62 x 123, oil) £1750 Plus delivery 950 - A brand new day - 90x70cm Scarlet Fields ( 63 x 73cm, acrylic) £1200 Plus delivery
When The Red Sun Sets (73 x 73cm, oil on canvas) £1350 Plus delivery 919 - I hope good weather is here to stay - 120c60cm Softly as Morning Sunrise ( 62 x 73cm, acrylic) £1200 Plus delivery 933 - Land of promise - 60x60cm
Blue Moon (Oil on Canvas 60 x 120 Framed) SOLD Purple Haze II ( 62 x 123cm, oil ) SOLD The Night Time Is The Right Time (63 x 83 cm, acrylic) £1350 Plus delivery A Hill Top Paved (Oil on Canvas 20 x 50 Framed) SOLD
Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly (Oil on Canvas 60 x 70 Framed) £1500 by Rob Van Hoek 934- Once again I'm northward bound- 60x60cm 958 - The yellow sun - 70x90cm You Cant Rush Spring (63 x 83cm, acrylic) £1350 Plus delivery
966 - Long walk home- 70x90cm 848-  When the chestnuts bloom - 60x120cm Almost Halfway (63 x 93cm, oil on canvas) £1350 Plus delivery 955 -In times of lightness - 70x90cm
904 -  In this evening blue- 60x60cm 920 -  It’s a marvelous place - 60x60cm

Biography

During all my years of painting I have been inspired by the landscape, especially the cultivated landscape. Wild, rough and virginal landscapes are beautiful too, but no subject of my paintings.The patterns, lines, rhythms and shapes of (harvested) fields, a line of trees along a road, a solitaire tree in a field, the houses which liven up the countryside; these are a few items that make the cultivated landscape so inspiring to me. And of course the sky above, adding space and atmosphere.


Artist Statement

Perspective is used in a playful way; sometimes flat, sometimes with depth, often both.Painting TechniqueOn the canvas I put at least 5 or 6 layers of white, gesso-like paint. The brush strokes of these layers give a nice structure. Because I use transparent oil paint in several very thin layers, the structure remains visible, adding much atmosphere to the painting.Instead of adding the paint precisely with a brush, I work the other way around; I put on a lot of paint and then I carefully remove some of it, while “drawing” in the wet paint with a brush, the backside of a brush, a cloth, a tissue, a Q-tip or whatever is suitable for making the lines, the forms, the dots etc.The TitlesAll the titles I use are lines (or parts of lines) from song lyrics. Mostly from pop music, sometimes a title of a jazz song. There are so many references to the landscape to be found, (and the sky, the weather, the time of day, the time of year, and so on), which I thankfully use.Usually I give the title to the painting when it is finished, browsing through my collection of songlines and selecting the most appropriate one. But sometimes I make a painting with a particular songline in mind.Working from this concept is a half serious reference to the novel “The Songlines”, by Bruce Chatwin.