Kim van der Hoek

Kim van der Hoek

Kim van der Hoek from Southern California: “My favorite painting tools are palette knives, squeegees, color shapers and of course, paint brushes. I use these tools to create paint layers that are the result of subtraction and addition. Palette knives and scrapers prevent me from over-rendering to the point of banality which is my tendency when I use brushes exclusively.”

John Cooney

John Cooney

John Cooney: ‘I like to paint the people and places of Ireland, it’s where I’m from and I find narratives in people’s faces, their wrinkles and expressions all tell a story.’