Meet The Artists


Rick and Kelly’s abstract paintings represent the world they see and the emotions they feel on a daily basis. They are both inspired by modern art and architecture. They like to use shapes and textures in unexpected ways to create smart, bold statement pieces. Most importantly, their love of color makes the artwork pop and are definitely a focal point in any room setting. Their paintings reflect the memories and experiences they have had in their lives and they are blessed to paint together every day. 


Rick VanHook is a lifelong resident of Searcy, Arkansas. After working many years in his family store, Van-Atkins in downtown Searcy, then 15 years in sales, he retired in 2015 to pursue his art career full time. While a sketch artist all his life, he is very happy to share his abstracts for people to enjoy in their everyday lives. 


Kelly VanHook was born in Texas and moved to Searcy in 1981. As the daughter of a master quilter and growing up around the arts, it wasn’t until 2005 that she picked up a paintbrush and has never looked back. The architectural influence is ironic since she has been an Executive Broker with Dalrymple Real Estate since 2002. 


Rick and Kelly were married in 1998 and love that they can travel for shows around the state of Arkansas, as well as surrounding states, meeting new people and sharing their love of art with others. Contact them with any questions at 501-230-4567 or email them at Thank you so much for visiting their website!