Artist Profile - Rob Van Hoek

Enter paradise 1100 (oil on canvas 90 x 70cm framed) £1500 plus delivery
Enter paradise 1100 (oil on canvas 90 x 70cm framed) £1500 plus delivery

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Biography
Artist Statement

Enter paradise 1100 (oil on canvas 90 x 70cm framed) £1500 plus delivery The Eastern Sky is Growing Cold (oil on canvas framed 73 x 93cm) £1500 plus delivery These Bright Nights  (oil on canvas framed 53 x 23cm) plus delivery Softly as Morning Sunrise ( 62 x 73cm, acrylic) £1200 Plus delivery
It's cold outside-1097 (oil on canvas 90 x 70cm framed) £1500 plus delivery The yellow sun (oil on canvas 70 x 90cm framed) £1300 plus delivery A perfect blue sky-1065 (oil on canvas 90 x 70cm framed) £1500 plus delivery Stars Clear the Black of Night (oil on canvas framed 73 x 93cm) £1500 plus delivery
Travelling in The North Country  (oil on canvas framed 40 x 40cm ) £500 plus  delivery (3) Swiftly Go The Days  (oil on canvas framed 40 x 40cm ) £500 plus  delivery Watch the summer Pass  (oil on canvas framed  35x35cm) £375 plus delivery Sunset Sunrise Swiftly Go The Days (oil on canvas framed 73 x 93cm) £1500 plus delivery (ps)
The Dreaming Tree  (oil on canvas framed  35x35cm) £375 plus delivery The Early Morning Sounds  (oil on canvas framed 93 x 73cm) £1500 plus delivery One Long Hot Summer (oil on canvas framed  35x35cm) £375 plus delivery In Another Part of The World  (oil on canvas framed 40 x 40cm ) £500 plus  delivery (3)
Once again I'm northward bound (oil on canvas 60 x 60cm framed) £995.00 plus delivery It’s a marvelous place (oil on canvas 60 x 60cm framed) £995.00 plus delivery Sunset Somewhere  (oil on canvas framed 40 x 40cm ) £500 plus  delivery (3) Long walk home (oil on canvas 70 x 90cm framed) £1300 plus delivery
Just Before Nightfall (oil on canvas framed 73 x 93cm) £1500 plus delivery Cool and Breezy - Winds are Blowing Sweetly (Oil on Canvas 60 x 70 Framed) £1500 by Rob Van Hoek Good day sunshine-1064- (oil on canvas 90 x 70cm framed) SOLD As June Turns to Moonlight  (oil on canvas framed  35x35cm) £375 plus delivery
Land of promise (oil on canvas 60 x 60cm framed) £995.00 plus delivery

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.