Aimée Hoover (USA)

International Artist

Aimée Hoover (USA)

International Artist

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Aimée Rolin Hoover currently lives and works in southern California. Aimée developed two obsessions very early in life: drawing and animals.  Her paintings now hang in collections all over the world, from the U.S. and Canada, to Europe and South America.

Aimée uses animal imagery in her work—be it an otter, a bird, a buffalo or a horse—to convey certain states of “wordless emotion” – states that she feels animals more clearly, truthfully and immediately express because their lack of verbal language.

 

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Aimée currently lives and works in southern California. Her paintings hang in collections all over the world, from the U.S. and Canada, to Europe and South America.

Aimée Rolin Hoover developed two obsessions early in life: drawing and animals. If she wasn’t befriending a wild raccoon, she was scribbling its likeness in her childhood sketchbooks.

Her artistic proclivity continued throughout her school years, earning her both local and scholastic awards for her art, eventually leading her to California State University Long Beach, where she received her art degree in 1993.

Aimée was first able to combine her love of art and animals in 1999 when she began a successful, 13 year career as a professional pet portrait artist. She painted over 140 custom portraits—from dogs to hedgehogs—for collectors all over the world, and even enjoyed a few national TV appearances.

She now uses animal imagery in her work—be it a raven, bear, cow or horse—to convey certain states of wordless emotion. States that she feels animals more truthfully and immediately express because their lack of verbal language and human agenda. In her most recent series, Fly Masks, she depicts entirely “faceless” (masked) equines in an attempt to discover a new balance between what is revealed and what is concealed of the animal.

Much like her childhood drawings, Aimée’s work continues to be a strong reflection of her fascination with the animal kingdom, it’s endless diversity, and its interconnection with humankind.

EDUCATION

1992 Bachelor of Arts, with emphasis in Drawing and Painting, California State University Long Beach

EXHIBITIONS

2016 26th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
2016 Nature, Light Space and Time Gallery
2016 Animals, Light Space and Time Gallery
2016 Premiere Exhibition, Animal History Museum, Burbank, CA
2015 Selected Works, Elizabeth Gordon Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2004 The Back Room, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA
2003 Winter Group Show, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2002 Winter Group Show, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
2000 Solid Ground, New Millennium Art Gallery, San Diego,CA
2000 Summer Group Show, New Millennium Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000 Opening Night, New Millennium Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2000 Holiday Show, Articulture Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
1999 Summer Group Show, Articulture Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
1999 Homegrown Talent, Articulture Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
1998 Winter Group Show, BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
1995 Fall Group Juried Show, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes Estates, CA

AWARDS

2016 Special Merit Award, “Animals” Exhibition, Light Space and Time Gallery
2016 Special Merit Award, “Nature” Exhibition, Light Space and Time Gallery

COMMISSIONED WORK

1999­-2013 Created and sold over 130 commissioned pieces directly to clients

PUBLICATIONS

2016 Mission Village Voice, Cover Art / Featured Article (March)2008 Bark Magazine, Featured (December)
2006 Solano Magazine, “Holiday Gift Guide” (December)
2006 Urban Animal, “Pet Art” (February)

ONLINE ARTICLES

2015 Michael Hixon, “Redondo artist Aimée Hoover portrays wildlife with paintbrush,” tbrnews.com (April)
2009 Lisa Wogan, “Bark Reader Wins,” www.thebark.com (November)
2009 JoAnna Lou, “Canine Art in 140 Minutes,” www.thebark.com (July)

TELEVISION

2010 The Bonnie Hunt Show, On-air guest, NBC (January)
2010 The Bonnie Hunt Show, On-air guest / Interview, NBC (March)
2009 The Bonnie Hunt Show, Work presented on air, NBC (February)

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