Kathy Hoets was born in Taipei, Taiwan. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to California. Taiwanese was her first language and she is also fluent in Mandarin and English.
Kathy has lived in many different parts of the world, including New York City, Geneva, Switzerland and Bali, Indonesia. She studied fashion illustrating in NYC and worked with ceramics in Switzerland. While living in Bali she wrote and illustrated her first children's book, "Erik's Garden in Bali", which is a colorful whimsical original story of a child growing up in the magical paradise of Bali.
Kathy's paintings are abstractly autobiographical as she brings her subject to life through her own vision of expression; this is especially true of her steel paintings. Her vivid recall of images, along with the sense of being lost in each brush stroke on steel, creates a distinctive and unique painting. The stunning complexity of her nature paintings seem to pulsate with waves of branches, leaves and flowers; inspired by her own pure observations of nature. She gives each of her subjects an incisive feel; capturing the depth and contrast of movement bringing her vision to life on the cold steel.
Ferris Hill Image is Kathy’s new business venture where she is infusing her paintings into specially coated metal and printing them onto fine art paper. This process allows the client ultimate size and medium flexibility.