About Read About The Expert Artist Kathy Hoets Kathy HoetsWas born in Taipei, Taiwan. When she was 10 years old, she and her family moved to California.Kathy has lived in many different parts of the world, including New York City, Geneva, and Bali. While living in Bali, she wrote and illustrated her first children's book, "Erik's Garden in Bali."Kathy's paintings are abstractly autobiographical. She brings her subject to life through her mode of expression; this is especially true of her steel paintings.Her vivid recall of images and the sense of being lost in each brushstroke create a distinctive and unique painting.The stunning complexity of her nature paintings seems to pulsate with waves of branches, leaves, and flowers, inspired by her 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, whether on canvas or steel.