“Van Hart’s naturalistic yet symbolic paintings present their enigmatic subjects with both beauty and conviction, memorably”
– DeWitt Cheng, Art writer for Art Ltd, ARTnews, and Visual Art Source
“powerful in its message of human connectivity”
– Preston Metcalf, Chief Curator of the Triton Museum of Art
Article by DeWitt Cheng, Art writer for Art Ltd, ARTnews, and Visual Art Source, Curator for Holly Van Hart’s solo exhibition at Stanford University.
Excerpt – “. . . while Van Hart shares simplified forms with Léger, Mondrian and others, her colorful exuberance suggests growth and metamorphosis rather than straitlaced, sober common sense. The dynamic, dancing shapes and carefully harmonized palettes in “Flourishing,” “Great Expectations,” “Intertwined” and “Life’s Twists” suggest contemporary versions of the vibrant, vital flower paintings of the Dutch Golden Age.”
Interview by John Seed of artist Holly Van Hart – Huffington Post
“Artist Holly Van Hart is a committed optimist. Her work expounds on the idea that finding serenity in the face of life’s trials and turmoil is a matter of staying alert to possibility and open to change.” Read full interview here
Holly Van Hart interviewed by Jason Horejs of Red Dot Blog
Learn how Holly developed her painting style, and where she finds inspiration Read full interview here. Check out the RedDot Blog here.
Holly Van Hart interviewed by Daniel DiGriz of The Thriving Artist Podcast
Interview topic: How to navigate strategically in your art business. Listen here.
Holly Van Hart selected as artist fellow for The Clark Hulings Fund Business Accelerator Program
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, the acclaimed national nonprofit organization, has chosen twenty artist fellows for its Business Accelerator Program, including Holly Van Hart. Read full press release here. See list of artist fellows here.
Artist Holly Van Hart was invited by the Art Docents of Los Gatos to teach their elementary school students about the use of color and art. Read full article by Judy Peterson here.
TV interview of Artist Holly Van Hart – Silicon Valley Tech, Art, Green & Sustainability program
Holly answers questions about her life, passions & career as an artist
Watch TV interview here
Holly Van Hart interviewed by Shannon Amidon of San Jose Creatives Learn about Holly Van Hart’s biggest challenge as an artist, and what a typical workday is like Read full interview here. Check out San Jose Creatives blog here.
Cover Photo – Holly Van Hart and Silicon Valley Open Studios by Shannon Burkey, Saratoga News/Mercury News
Get a close-up look at art during Silicon Valley Open Studios weekend, featuring artists Holly Van Hart, David Head, Colleen Arakaki, Eric Bodtker, and Denise Howard Read full article here
Podcast Interview of Holly Van Hart by Amado Carillo, Northern California Exposure (16 min) –
Santa Clara Weekly Article by Melissa McKenzie, Santa Clara Weekly
Donations of artwork to the Triton Museum’s gala and auction were made by dozens of artists, including Holly Van Hart, Kathryn Arnold, Ron Dell’Aquila, and more. Read full article here
Holly Van Hart featured in Weekly Museum Column by Nancy Ewart, Examiner
“(Van Hart’s) larger-than-life paintings of eggs and loops of material reminiscent of DNA coils remind us that possibilities lie unexplored within all of us.” Read full column here
Saratoga artist Holly Van Hart has new exhibit at Triton Museum in Santa Clara, by Khalida Sarwari, Mercury News
“From now through Valentine’s Day, Saratoga artist Holly Van Hart will prove just why she deserved to win first place last year in the Triton Museum of Art’s 2013 statewide painting competition with her very first solo exhibition in a museum.” Read full article here
Article by Melissa McKenzie, Santa Clara Weekly
“With Holly Van Hart’s new show, Possibilities Abound, she has seen her paintings resonate with a larger audience and learned more about herself as an artist. . . ” Read full article here
Article by Susan Schena, Patch.com
“Holly Van Hart is showing her new series “Possibilities Abound” in a solo exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. In this series, larger-than-life birds’ eggs and nests are used to symbolize the promise of our own capabilities, to be nurtured and explored and stretched to their fullest potential.” Read full article here
Museum catalog for Solo Exhibition, Holly Van Hart: Possibilities Abound, Triton Museum of Art
Includes essays by Preston Metcalf, Chief Curator of the Triton Museum of Art, and DeWitt Cheng, Art writer for Art Ltd, Artillery, ARTnews, and Visual Art Source.
“It is work that is powerful in its simplicity and message of human connectivity.” – Preston Metcalf, Chief Curator of the Triton Museum of Art. View Preston Metcalf’s full essay here
“Van Hart’s hard-won painterly skills are undeniable and compelling. Her naturalistic yet symbolic paintings . . . present their enigmatic subjects with both beauty and conviction, memorably. – DeWitt Cheng, Art writer for Art Ltd, Artillery, ARTnews, and Visual Art Source. View DeWitt Cheng’s full essay here
Possibilities Abound for Artist Holly Van Hart, Santa Clara Weekly
“Van Hart, a New York native, Stanford engineering graduate and former sales and marketing director, left behind the hustle and bustle of the Silicon Valley tech trade last year to focus on her passion – painting – and the gamble paid off.” Read full article here
Portrait of an Artist – Holly Van Hart, Silicon Valley Open Studios
“Holly Van Hart’s latest painting series is all about possibilities. So is her life. She is passionate about the possibilities and potential within each one of us. She is a walking example of her belief that we all have the power within us to chase our passions.” Read full article here
Painting Exhibit Planned at Artist’s Home Studio, Los Gatos Patch
“. . . while parents enjoy the art exhibit and studio tour in Saratoga, children’s art projects will be available to keep the young ones busy, and kids and adults can contribute some brushstrokes to a community-created abstract painting.” Read full article here
Painting Exhibit To Benefit Global Fund for Children, Global Fund for Children
“An art exhibit in the home studio of Silicon Valley artist Holly Van Hart will benefit the world’s most vulnerable children. “ Read full article here
Artist Holly Van Hart interviewed on Silicon Valley ‘Talk Art’ TV
Holly answers the question “What inspires you?”, talks about her solo exhibit at the Triton Museum of Art, and does an oil painting demonstration
Watch full TV interview here
Painting Without Pause, The Mercury News
“. . . Van Hart’s painting, depicting a nest cradling 3 eggs, was tops among 92 works that were ultimately selected for exhibition from more than 1,000 entries” Read full article here
Saratoga Artist Takes First Place Saratoga News
“Eggs also signify self-invention, a concept that Van Hart applied in her personal life when she quit her job at Microsoft to pursue painting full time.” Read full article here
West Valley Artist Wins Statewide Painting Competition Los Gatos Patch
“A nature painting by Saratoga artist Holly Van Hart recently snagged a first place award in the Statewide Painting Competition hosted by the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara.” Read full article here