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Exploring a love for landscape and urbanscape comes naturally to award-winning artist Kim VanDerHoek. Raised in Big Bear City, Kim spent her childhood immersed in trees and sunshine. Her passion and creativity are undeniably expressed in her artwork.
After earning a degree in illustration from Oakland’s California College of Arts, Kim’s career took her into the world of graphic design. Eventually, she decided to dedicate herself to painting full time. And dedicate herself she did! This talented lady is busy busy busy! In addition to painting, Kim teaches weekly classes in Orange County, co-created both a monthly online art contest and an in-depth Q&A resource for artists, and attends painter’s invitational events nationwide. What started as a dream has been transformed into Kim’s reality.
As a plein air painter, Kim embraces the challenges that painting outdoors presents. Changing conditions and light make forethought and quick decision-making a necessity. Kim also brings those strengths to her easel when she works in the studio. The resulting paintings feel fresh and calming. Her studio work is equally decisive and fluid; never a staid representation of her subject.
Kim’s graphic design background comes into play with her choice of subject matter. She is as equally drawn to trees and estuaries as to the arcs and curves of a freeway overpass. She heeded the call of LA architecture, especially the 6th Street Bridge, to produce her bridge paintings. Kim’s love for the design sensibility of chairs and all they can represent is “couched” in her latest series of paintings. And by love, we mean L-O-V-E! If she could, Kim would collect seats of all shapes and sizes…and we don’t mean the ones found on your backsides!
Kim exhibits her work around the country in juried exhibitions and invitational shows. Earlier in 2016, she completed a commission for the ACE Hotel in New Orleans of panels for armoirs and was also a featured artist in Southwest Art Magazine. An active member of the American Impressionist Society (AIS), Southern California Plein Air Painters Association (SoCalPAPA), Kim is also a signature member of Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA) and an Artists member of the California Art Club (CAC). Her many awards include 2nd Place at the SoCalPAPA Painting the Light show, 1st Place at Chemers Gallery’s HeART of Orange County All Media exhibition and Best of Show at the SoCalPAPA Orange County Fair paintout.
To see more of Kim’s delightful paintings, follow this link or see in person at Chemers Gallery!
THANK YOU to everyone who joined us on Friday night for our annual summer artist demonstrations – art lovers, family, friends and talented artists who so generously shared their skills with all of us! Even though it was hot hot HOT, we were nice in cool in our AC and you all packed the place out! Take a look at some of the fun we had…
Keep checking our Facebook page to see more pictures from the night!
Mark your calendars now…
Join us next month for our 2 day jewelry trunk show on
Friday, August 19th from 3-8p and Saturday, August 20th from 11a-3p!
7 talented designers and artists will be bringing their entire collections for you to find your next great treasure.
And, enjoy live Classic Rock music by local band, The Other, from 5p – 8p on Friday night.
The heART of Orange County All Media 2016
Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony
PLUS Broadway in the Park Reveal!
April 23, 2016 5:30 – 8pm
Show continues through May 7th
Juror: Julie Lee, Bowers Museum
Vice President of Collections and Exhibitions
Congratulations to the 28 artists selected for The heART of Orange County All Media 2016 show at Chemers Gallery! Our 9th annual juried exhibition in partnership with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) was juried by Julie Lee, vice president of collections and exhibitions at Bowers Museum. Works showcase the rich variety of arts in our beautiful Orange County. This unique show depicts visions of dance, music, culinary and visual arts through a variety of media.
On April 23rd meet the artists, gaze at the wonder of their creations, enjoy libations and appetizers and support the local arts scene through your purchases. And, don’t forget TACFA’s big Broadway in the Park reveal! Be the first to know what this year’s summer production is…no hints here…come on April 23rd for this much anticipated announcement!
Gary Blackwell . Al Carlson . Dana Cooper
Marci Cortese . Toni Danchik . Dori Dewberry
Deborah Harold . Lore Hold . Elaine Hughes
Wendy Johnson . Prerana Kulkarni
Marsha Lindsey . Carol Miura . Susan K Monte
Ian Montelongo . Paige Oden
Max Ollendorff . Shannon Richardson
Pete Roberts . Kathleen Robison
Sharyn Sakimoto . Janine Salzman
Veronica Schmitt . Linda Schulthess
Karl Tani . Kim VanDerHoek
Kathleen Williams . Jim Wodark
There is more to adore at Chemers Gallery! We never know what will come through our doors but it’s always exciting! Please click the artist’s names below for more of their work.
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