Artist Profile - Rob Van Hoek

The Nature of Daylight
This Is a Song of Colour
It's Cold Outside
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (F)
What a Sight for My Eyes
Soon We Hear Winter Call
Step Into The Light
Winter Sun
Look At The Sun
The Sunset Sleeps
Listen To The Wind
Watch The Summer Pass
Down From The Meadow
In The Winter Time
Watch The Night Unfold
When the Red Sun Sets
Live in Lightness
The Early Morning Sounds
The Clouds of Blue Roll By
There Are Two Paths You Can Go By
Somewhere Down The Road
Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days
Towering Trees
You Can't Rush Spring
A Landscape In Your Dream
Just Before Nightfall
September Sun Glowing
Almost Half Way
In The Yellow Haze of Sun
The Days of Summers So Long
An Early Autumn
Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly
The Forest Light

The Nature of Daylight

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 60 x 60cm Framed

Price: £995 Plus Delivery

This Is a Song of Colour

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 40 x 40cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £500 Plus Delivery

It's Cold Outside

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 95 x 75cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

A Hilltop Paved With Gold (F)

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 100cms

Year: 2019

Price: £1750 Plus Delivery

What a Sight for My Eyes

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 44 x 44cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £500 Plus Delivery

Soon We Hear Winter Call

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 93 x 73cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

Step Into The Light

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 23 x 53cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £450 Plus Delivery

Winter Sun

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 73cm Framed

Price: £1350 Plus Delivery

Look At The Sun

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 50 x 70cm Framed

Price: £1200 Plus Delivery

The Sunset Sleeps

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 30 x 30cm Framed

Year: 2019

Price: £400 Plus Delivery

Listen To The Wind

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 40 x 40cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £500 Plus Delivery

Watch The Summer Pass

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 35 x 35cm Framed

Price: £375 Plus Delivery

Down From The Meadow

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 40 x 40cm Framed

Price: £500 Plus Delivery

In The Winter Time

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 93cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

Watch The Night Unfold

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 73cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1350 Plus Delivery

When the Red Sun Sets

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 73cm Framed

Price: £1350 Plus Delivery

Live in Lightness

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 83 x 83cm Framed

Price: £1750 Plus Delivery

The Early Morning Sounds

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 93 x 73cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

The Clouds of Blue Roll By

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 73cm Framed

Price: £1350 Plus Delivery

There Are Two Paths You Can Go By

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 83 x 83cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1750 Plus Delivery

Somewhere Down The Road

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 90cm

Price: £1600 Plus Delivery

Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 93cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

Towering Trees

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 24 x 54cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £450 Plus Delivery

You Can't Rush Spring

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 83 x 63cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1350 Plus Delivery

A Landscape In Your Dream

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 70 x 90cm Framed

Price: £1600 Plus Delivery

Just Before Nightfall

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 73 x 93cm Framed

Price: £1500 Plus Delivery

September Sun Glowing

Medium: Oil and Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 75 x 65cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1200 Plus Delivery

Almost Half Way

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 63 x 93cm

Year: 2019

Price: £1350 Plus Delivery

In The Yellow Haze of Sun

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 30 x 30cm Framed

Year: 2017

Price: £400 Plus Delivery

The Days of Summers So Long

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 60 x 60cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1200 Plus Delivery

An Early Autumn

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 75 x 65cm Framed

Year: 2021

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 Forest Light

Medium: Oil & Wax on Canvas

Measurements: 76 x 66cm Framed

Year: 2021

Price: £1200 Plus Delivery

The Nature of Daylight

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Measurements: 60 x 60cm Framed

Year:

Price: £995 Plus Delivery

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About Rob Van Hoek
Artist Statement

The Nature of Daylight
This Is a Song of Colour
It's Cold Outside
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (F)
What a Sight for My Eyes
Soon We Hear Winter Call
Step Into The Light
Winter Sun
Look At The Sun
The Sunset Sleeps
Listen To The Wind
Watch The Summer Pass
Down From The Meadow
In The Winter Time
Watch The Night Unfold
When the Red Sun Sets
Live in Lightness
The Early Morning Sounds
The Clouds of Blue Roll By
There Are Two Paths You Can Go By
Somewhere Down The Road
Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days
Towering Trees
You Can't Rush Spring
A Landscape In Your Dream
Just Before Nightfall
September Sun Glowing
Almost Half Way
In The Yellow Haze of Sun
The Days of Summers So Long
An Early Autumn
Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly
The Forest Light
The Nature of Daylight
This Is a Song of Colour
It's Cold Outside
A Hilltop Paved With Gold (F)
What a Sight for My Eyes
Soon We Hear Winter Call
Step Into The Light
Winter Sun
Look At The Sun
The Sunset Sleeps
Listen To The Wind
Watch The Summer Pass
Down From The Meadow
In The Winter Time
Watch The Night Unfold
When the Red Sun Sets
Live in Lightness
The Early Morning Sounds
The Clouds of Blue Roll By
There Are Two Paths You Can Go By
Somewhere Down The Road
Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days
Towering Trees
You Can't Rush Spring
A Landscape In Your Dream
Just Before Nightfall
September Sun Glowing
Almost Half Way
In The Yellow Haze of Sun
The Days of Summers So Long
An Early Autumn
Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly
The Forest Light

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.