Holly Van Hart

Circling the Seasons, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48

Circling the Seasons

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 inches

Opportunity, Mixed media on canvas, 30 x 40 inches


Oil on canvas

30 x 40 inches

Whisper's Embrace, Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Whisper’s Embrace

Acrylic on canvas

48 x 48 inches

The Sun's Warmth, Mixed media on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

The Sun’s Warmth

Acrylic on canvas

36 x 48 inches

Holly Van Hart is an artist known for her abstracted nature paintings. Van Hart’s work explores her fascination with the idea of 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.


Holly Van Hart was born in New York, NY in 1964. She lives in Silicon Valley, California, and maintains studios in Silicon Valley and New York. Van Hart’s work has won many awards, including Grand Prize at the California Statewide Painting Competition. She was awarded a fellowship from the prestigious Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists. Van Hart has had solo exhibitions at the Triton Museum of Art, University of California San Francisco, and Stanford University.


Van Hart’s paintings have been featured in the Huffington Post, San Jose Mercury News, Examiner.com, Saratoga News, Santa Clara Weekly, Los Angeles Live Radio, and Silicon Valley ‘Talk Art’ TV.


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 of nature’s abundance.