Tim Hovde


Tim  Hovde

Experiencing Tim Hovde’s paintings is like diving into into a pool of pure color. Monumental in size, the viewers are enveloped by the thick textures and strong hues of his extraordinary pieces finding themselves immersed in a garden like no other. Tim uniquely translates his reality into paintings that are visually appealing as abstractions, yet remain true to the essence of his subject. 

Tim Hovde was born in North Dakota and now resides in Henderson, Nevada. Influenced by his father who was a professional photographer, he grew up immersed in the world of art, music and photography.  Tim believes the "art" of painting is a talent you are born with.  For the last thirty years,Tim’s paintings come from the places to which he has traveled.  The images that end up on his canvases are often from the places that inspire him. An afternoon spent walking through the Jardin des Tuileries in Paris inspired the Dans le jardin series.  The highly textured Pooling series comes from sunrises and sunsets.  

The style of Hovde's artwork reflects abstract expressionism.  Tim's artwork takes a view of the natural world that surrounds us.  He deconstructs landscapes, gardens, oceans, and waterfalls  with bold strokes or quick energetic picks and pokes of a brush or palette knife, over and over again.  Listening to the beat of music helps him make the thousands of quick movements, strokes and scrapes that create a painting from start to finish.

The major abstract expressionist artists from the American post - World War II movement continue to influence his work.  The power that Kandinsky, Pollack, Ernst, and de Kooning's paintings hold are an inspiration to Hovde.


October 10th, 2015  6:30PM - 9PM - Marjorie Barrick Museum
4th Annual PAWcasso Art & Silent Auction, Las Vegas, NV
Tim donates “Pooling Reflections - 24 Karat” to PAWcasso Las Vegas.  All proceeds go to local animal rescues.  Please visit to purchase event and raffle tickets.

January 2015
City Centre Complex, Houston, TX 
Muir Fine Art Gallery showcasing Hovde’s artwork in the City Centre Complex Atrium.  

December 2014
Hovde Joins Houzz
Houzz is an online community of artists and interior designers showcasing their design creations.  See more here at Houzz

March 2014
Hovde presents “Audacieux - Taking Flight” at The Arts Factory, Main Hall, Las Vegas  Ink on paper, 10 feet x 45 inches, diptych

Portrait Series, Saatchi Gallery - January 2014
Tim begins a new series of Portrait paintings based on subjects that inspire the artist. Hovde uses ink on canvas to construct each painting.  Portraits are for sale at Saatchi Gallery UK London

December 6th, 2013
1st Friday Event: The Arts Factory, Las Vegas 6-10PM
Hovde will be painting live in the main hall: Pooling Rhapsodia #30  

November 2013
Hovde’s artwork on view at The Arts Factory, main hall, Las Vegas, Nevada. 

February 2013
Tim Hovde's Artwork "Pooling Rhapsodia 21" appears in Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago Magazine and was commissioned by Luxury Interior Designer - Anthony Michael.  

February 10th, 2013
    Tim will paint a new painting each day in the month of February. 

January 9th, 2013
Fine Artist, Tim Hovde donates original art piece to support Canon USA’s Annual Canon For Kids Fundraiser
        Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
        Painting to be auctioned.

January 12th, 2012
Fine Artist, Tim Hovde donates original art piece to support Canon USA’s Annual Canon For Kids Fundraiser
        Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
        Tim Hovde to attend and speak at the event
        Painting to be auctioned.

January 2012
Chosen Artist of the Month
    Muir Fine Art Gallery, Houston Texas

October 27th, 2011
    Anthology of Friends Volume 12
        Pooling & Virgin Color series of artwork selected

August 12th, 2011
    Abstract Art Blog, Lynne Taetzsch
        Featured Artist: Pooling, Dans le Jardin series selected   

January 2011
    Anthology of Friends Volume 10
        Dans le jardin series of artwork selected for book, pages 60 & 61