Kimberly Hoechst


Kimberly Hoechst during her exhibition at Cerulean Arts

One of the greatest joys of having become a painter is going through each day perceiving things with an eye toward their potential to be expressed as art. The interplay of light and shadow inspires me to paint because this dynamic can make ordinary things intriguing or dramatic and reveal beautiful things in an unexpected way. Bright light, illuminating certain areas of the painting creates excitement and emphasis and is strengthened by the juxtaposition with darker, more mysterious areas in the shadows. Portraying this yin and yang is central to all of my work, and though it encompasses a range of genres — architecture with landscape, cityscapes, interiors, and still life — light and shadow, more than specific objects in my paintings, are my true subject.
I work primarily in oils because I love the vibrancy, malleability and durability of this medium. I vary my results by working on a variety of surfaces including wood and hardboard panels, linen, canvas and metals such as copper, zinc and aluminum. My process involves direct painting done in multiple sessions. I'm inspired by the looseness and freshness achieved in the first pass, but then return to find all the opportunities to develop and enhance the painting until I don't find more. Over time I refine the depth and nuances of the shadows with transparency, strengthen the brightness of the light areas with opaques, and enhance the overall paint quality by building up the surface.  


Piece of Cake, oil on linen panel, 8" x 8"  Available  


A Fresh Tarte, oil on linen panel, 8" x 8"  Available 


Juicy Fruit, oil on linen panel, 8" x 10"  Available 

Fresno Peppers, oil on linen panel, 8" x 8"  Available

Rooibos, oil on linen panel, 6" x 6"  Available 

Orange Pekoe, oil on linen panel, 6" x 6"  SOLD  


Lemon Ginger, oil on linen panel, 6" x 6"  Available 


Tulip Magnolias, oil on linen, 28" x 22"  Available 


Red Peony, oil on linen panel, 12" x 12"  Available 
 

Red Peonies, oil on linen panel, 12" x 12"  Available 


The Finer Things, oil on linen panel, 11" x 14"  Available 


Good Day, Sunshine, oil linen panel, 16" x 16"  Available 


Respite, oil on linen panel, 16" x 12"  Available 

Window Seat, oil on copper panel, 16" x 12"  Available 

Shelburne Cottage Bedroom, Revisited, oil on copper panel, 20" x 16"  Available 


Spring Forward, oil on linen panel, 20" x 30"  Available 


 Letting the Sun Shine In, oil on copper panel, 18" x 14"  Available 


Terrace on Lake George, oil on linen panel, 18" x 12"  Available


Westtown Sunrise, oil on linen panel, 14" x 18"  Available 


Summer Story, oil on linen panel, 18" x 14"  Available 


Vermont Cottage, oil on linen panel, 14" x 18" Available 


Walk this Way, oil on linen, 24" x 24"  Available 


Peony Farm, oil on linen panel, 12" x 9"  Available 


Reflections on a Farm, oil on linen panel, 14" x 18"  Available 


Newlin Stepping Stones, oil on birch panel, 20" x 10"  Available 


Old Hay Shed (Vermont), oil on linen panel, 12" x 24"  Available 


Secret Garden, oil on copper panel, 8" x 12"  Available 


Still Life with Callas and Tangerines, oil on linen, 10" x 10"  Available 


Still Life with Roses and Apricots, oil on linen, 12" x 12"  Available 


Eastbound on the Platt, oil on linen, 20" x 20"  Available 


Bays on North Clayton, oil on wood panel, 12" x 24"  Inquire 


Remembering Norfolk, oil on copper panel, 18" x 12" Inquire 


I Dream of Sushi, oil on linen panel, 12" x 12"  Inquire 


Is It Soup Yet?, oil on wood panel, 16" x 20"  Inquire 


Sunrise Over Pete's, oil on copper, 12" x 12"  Inquire