Artist Profile - Rob Van Hoek

A Hilltop Paved with Gold (E)
Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days
Sunset Somewhere
From Here You Can Almost Hear The Sea
Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly
The Early Morning Sounds
The Days of Summers So
Watch The Summer Pass
Land of Promise
Somewhere Down The Road
Soon We hear Winter Call
It is Quiet Here
Just Before Nightfall
A Perfect Blue Sky - 1065
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (B)
 A Hilltop Paved With Gold (F)
In Another Part of The World
It's cold outside-1097
Softly as Morning Sunrise
The Sun Can Warm the Coldest Dawn
One Long Hot Summer
Enter Paradise 1100
Stars Clear the Black of Night
It's A Marvelous Place
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (D)

A Hilltop Paved with Gold (E)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 100cm

Price: £1750 Plus Delivery

Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 93cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

Sunset Somewhere

Price: Sold

From Here You Can Almost Hear The Sea

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 60 x 60cm

Price: £1200 Plus Delivery

Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 60 x 70cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

The Early Morning Sounds

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 93 x 73cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

The Days of Summers So

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 60 x 60cm

Price: £1200 Plus Delivery

Watch The Summer Pass

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 35 x 35cm Framed

Price: £375 Plus Delivery

Land of Promise

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 60 x 60cm Framed

Price: £995 Plus Delivery

Somewhere Down The Road

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 90cm

Price: £1600 Plus Delivery

Soon We hear Winter Call

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 93 x 73cm

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

It is Quiet Here

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 120 x 60cm Framed

Price: £1750 Plus Delivery

Just Before Nightfall

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 93cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

A Perfect Blue Sky - 1065

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 90 x 70cm Framed

Price: SOLD

A Hilltop Paved With Gold (B)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 40 x 40cm

Price: £500 Plus Delivery

A Hilltop Paved With Gold (F)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 100cm

Price: £1750 Plus Delivery

In Another Part of The World

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 40 x 40cm Framed

Price: £500 Plus Delivery

It's cold outside-1097

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 90 x 70cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

Softly as Morning Sunrise

Medium: Acrylic

Measurements: 63 x 73cm

Price: £1200 Plus Delivery

The Sun Can Warm the Coldest Dawn

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 70cm

Price: £1400 Plus Delivery

One Long Hot Summer

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 35 x 35cm Framed

Price: £375 Plus Delivery

Enter Paradise 1100

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 90 x 70cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

Stars Clear the Black of Night

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 93cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

It's A Marvelous Place

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 60 x 60cm Framed

Price: £995 Plus Delivery

A Hilltop Paved With Gold (D)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 70cm Framed

Price: £1400 Plus Delivery

A Hilltop Paved with Gold (E)

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 100cm

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Price: £1750 Plus Delivery

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About Rob Van Hoek
Artist Statement

A Hilltop Paved with Gold (E)
Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days
Sunset Somewhere
From Here You Can Almost Hear The Sea
Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly
The Early Morning Sounds
The Days of Summers So
Watch The Summer Pass
Land of Promise
Somewhere Down The Road
Soon We hear Winter Call
It is Quiet Here
Just Before Nightfall
A Perfect Blue Sky - 1065
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (B)
 A Hilltop Paved With Gold (F)
In Another Part of The World
It's cold outside-1097
Softly as Morning Sunrise
The Sun Can Warm the Coldest Dawn
One Long Hot Summer
Enter Paradise 1100
Stars Clear the Black of Night
It's A Marvelous Place
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (D)
A Hilltop Paved with Gold (E)
Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days
Sunset Somewhere
From Here You Can Almost Hear The Sea
Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly
The Early Morning Sounds
The Days of Summers So
Watch The Summer Pass
Land of Promise
Somewhere Down The Road
Soon We hear Winter Call
It is Quiet Here
Just Before Nightfall
A Perfect Blue Sky - 1065
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (B)
 A Hilltop Paved With Gold (F)
In Another Part of The World
It's cold outside-1097
Softly as Morning Sunrise
The Sun Can Warm the Coldest Dawn
One Long Hot Summer
Enter Paradise 1100
Stars Clear the Black of Night
It's A Marvelous Place
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (D)

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.