Summer Sparkle

Piece description from the artist

Trees and forests can be magical, beautiful and mysterious. For the last 5 years, they have captivated me and inspired hundreds of landscape paintings.

In my work, the fullness of nature is used to symbolize abundance and the generation of new life and new ideas. You’ll see realistically painted trees juxtaposed against abstract blocks of color representing the sky, clouds, leaves, fields, flowers, and shadows.

Birch, aspen, maple, oak, redwood, pine – each species is fascinating in its own way. Seasons bring changes in colors, lighting and shadows. Time of day matters. Weather too. When combined with sunlit fields and set against valleys, mountains and skies, the possibilities are endless.

'Summer Sparkle' was inspired by a gorgeous forest in central New York, where I spent every summer with my family. Lush green trees were everywhere, and I snapped pics left and right during a stroll through the woods. Back in my studio in California and working on this painting, I aimed to capture the feelings of abundance, life and growth.

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About Holly van Hart

Saratoga, CA

Holly Van Hart is an internationally exhibited artist known for her abstracted nature paintings.

Her work explores her fascination with the limitless opportunities we have in our lives. The fullness of nature is used to symbolize abundance and the generation of new life and new ideas.

Van Hart’s 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.

Fine art galleries across the United States represent Van Hart’s work. Her paintings are in the collections of CxOs and 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, Professional Artist Magazine, Mercury News, Examiner, Silicon Valley ‘Talk Art’ TV, and Houzz have all featured Van Hart’s work.

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