Rob Van Hoek is a Dutch artist inspired by nature, in particular cultivated landscapes which reveal patterns, lines, rhythm and planes. A cultivated landscape lets us into a beautiful world, with manmade elements; mown fields, green fallow a line of trees all of these create a harmonious image. To capture these patterns and lines an important part of his technique is to scratch, draw and rub into wet oil paint.
Music also plays a vital role. An guitarist himself Van Hoek will listen to music while painting and often gives his paintings titles which are part of the song’s lyrics.