These charming oil paintings indicate a gentle and contemplative side to Kim VanDerHoek. I love the texture and boldness of her strokes, and the wonderful array of subject matter she draws on. Although she usually focuses on Plein Air paintings, which must be easy to handle in California, she throws in charming buildings, old boots (which probably carried her to those landscapes) and even onions.
This last one is, believe it or not, an ACEO, just 3.5 by 2.5 inches. I am stunned by the detail in such a tiny artwork.
See all of Kim's work at VanDerHoek Art at Etsy. She offers prints of her work as well, if you prefer, but her originals are affordable, and would add a lovely focal point in a room.