Ian de Hoog is a Canadian painter living in Surrey, BC, Canada. He paints original art in studio and on location, and his mediums are watercolour, acrylic, and photography.
Ian’s subjects are urban, rural and landscape with a focus on concept, composition and colour.

Artist’s Statement

Landscapes are the main subjects of my artwork. The landscapes that I paint and draw I live in, I walk through, I visit often, and they are part of my mind and imagination. Robert Macfarlane has written: “We have come increasingly to forget that our minds are shaped by the bodily experience of being in the world–its spaces, textures, sounds, smells and habits–as well as by genetic traits we inherit and ideologies we absorb. A constant and formidably defining exchange occurs between the physical forms of the world around us, and the cast of our inner world of imagination.” My landscapes are a re-creation, a remembrance, and a reflection of the exchange cited by Macfarlane. I also try to stay cognizant of the act of drawing or painting as well, clearly conscious that I am creating an illusion that can elicit a deeper meaning.

Recent Exhibitions and Honours

2017: Art at Blue Cottage – Invited artist/exhibitor: White Rock, BC

“Sunset on the Fen”, “Transit”, “Cumulonimbus”, “Hummingbird V”, “Monstera I”, “Golden Valley”

2016: Solo Exhibition: Moka House Coffee Grandview Corners, South Surrey, BC

2016:  Al Frescoes Spring Show – Exhibitor

“Sunrise on Spiritwood”, “Bird of Paradise”

2016:  Opus Outdoor Painting Challange – Participant

2016:  Camas Day Inspiration Paint-In – Selected Participant


2015: Solo Exhibition: Drumroasters, Cobble Hill, BC


2013: “Shift” Exhibition: Station House Gallery, Whitby, ON