Rein Vanderhill

Artwork

Dune Blowout in Late August

Rein Vanderhill

Dune Blowout in Late August

Acrylic

33.25 x 42 in (84.46 x 106.68 cm)

$2,300

High Water Swale & Big Red, 2019

Rein Vanderhill

High Water Swale & Big Red, 2019

Acrylic

33.25 x 42 in (84.46 x 106.68 cm)

$2,300

Gothic Tale

Rein Vanderhill

Gothic Tale

Acrylic on Canvas

42 x 59 in (106.68 x 149.86 cm)

$3,800

Magnetite Revealed

Rein Vanderhill

Magnetite Revealed

Acrylic On Canvas

35.50 x 30 in (90.17 x 76.20 cm)

$1,600

Grazing Revelation

Rein Vanderhill

Grazing Revelation

Acrylic On Canvas

33.50 x 38.50 in (85.09 x 97.79 cm)

$1,900

Oriental Light

Rein Vanderhill

Oriental Light

Acrylic on Canvas

41 x 61 in (104.14 x 154.94 cm)

$3,850

Greek Gold Leaf

Rein Vanderhill

Greek Gold Leaf

Acrylic on Canvas

31 x 46 in (78.74 x 116.84 cm)

$2,200

Wet Snow

Rein Vanderhill

Wet Snow

Acrylic On Canvas

30 x 46.50 in (76.20 x 118.11 cm)

$2,100

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Rein Vanderhill
Rein Vanderhill was born and raised in Holland, Michigan. He received his B.A. at Hope College and continued his studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit, Michigan, where he received his M.F.A. He is a Professor Emeritus of Art at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. My paintings hang on the walls of the places people live, work and play, becoming part of their own life and history. My greatest pleasure is talking with someone who has lived with a painting I have made and tells me how continue to find meaning and enjoyment with the art work. I paint greatly enlarged compositions of small natural forms, mostly fruits and flowers. They then become monumental and dramatic demanding close examination. They refuse to be ignored because I use high contrasts and intense colors and focused on the unusual shapes of the shadows on the leaves and petals. Often I make the deep dark negative shapes between the leaves and petals the most interesting parts of the painting. The paintings of these natural forms and paintings of the shoreline scenes of Lake Michigan where I grew up and visit often still, will sometimes carry titles of names of dance forms or musical notations because my compositions imply motion and rhythm. Even though they can look photographic from a distance, when approached show a liquid motion and dancing paint-strokes. The paintings invite touch because intend them to stimulate the senses. I wish everyone to have a sensory engagement with the subject in my painting. My technical craft is also important to me because it ensures physical permanence and durability of the art. I make my own canvas stretchers so they are solid and non-warping. The acrylic painting medium is flexible and is impervious to cleaning solvents. The pigments are light fast and resistant to fading.
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