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.  
Kimberly Hoechst's most recent solo exhibition was held October 14 - November 8, 2020.  A selection of her works is currently available at the gallery as indicated.  For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Finer Things, oil on linen panel, 11" x 14"  
Window Seat, oil on copper panel, 16" x 12" 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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