Holly Van Hart


Holly Van Hart
Mixed Media

Holly Van Hart was born in New York City. She received, BS from Rutgers University and MS from Stanford University. She currently resides and creates her work in Saratoga, CA.

Van Hart’s work explores her fascination with the limitless opportunities we have in our lives. Images of abstracted forests, trees, fields, and flowers are used to symbolize abundance and the generation of new life and new ideas. Each of her painting is a journey, requiring many layers of paints, and much inspection and introspection over a period of months.

Van Hart is an internationally exhibited artist Her paintings have won Grand Prize at the California Statewide Painting Competition and Best of Houzz. Van Hart has had solo exhibitions at the Triton Museum of Art, University of California San Francisco, and Stanford University.

Her work is represented by fine art galleries across the United States. Her paintings are in the collections of CxOs and other top executives of LinkedIn, Oracle, PwC, Roche, Adobe Systems, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Google, Airware, Xilinx, Texas Instruments, Silver Lake, TCV, Stanford University and more.

The Huffington Post, ABC News, Professional Artist Magazine, The Monthly, San Jose Mercury News, Examiner, Silicon Valley ‘Talk Art’ TV, and Houzz have all featured Van Hart’s work.

STATEMENT

My abstract nature paintings are meant to spark new excitement about the limitless opportunities we have in our lives.

Images of abstracted forests, trees, fields, and flowers are used to symbolize abundance, connectedness, opportunity, and the generation of new life and new ideas. These paintings highlight the promise of our own creativity and capabilities, to be nurtured and explored and stretched to their fullest potential.

Look carefully at each painting and you’ll be welcomed into a world of realism contrasted with my abstracted view of nature. Take a visual stroll through these forests and fields. You’ll see realistically painted trees and flowers, juxtaposed against vibrating blocks of color representing the sky, trees, leaves, fields and shadows.

The overall effect is to balance the excitement of my visual world with the calm of nature, and to invite reflection on nature’s abundance.