Mary Hoffman

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Mary  Hoffman Jazz Quartet_ art_ fine art_ interior_ jazz band_ original oil
Jazz Quartet
9 x 12 in
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Mary  Hoffman New Sanctuary_ art_ fine art_ original oil_ interior
New Sanctuary
9 x 12 in
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Mary  Hoffman Diggin It
Diggin' It
16 x 20 in
$ 1,950
Mary  Hoffman Eating on the Run
Eating on the Run
16 x 20 in
$ 1,950
Mary  Hoffman Artists SelfPortrait_ original oil_ fine art_ portrait painting_ charleston artist_
Artist's Self-Portrait
10 x 8 in
$ 500
Mary  Hoffman A Good Read_ sitting girl_ reading_ cool_ couch_ window_ lamp_ window_ original oil
A Good Read
16 x 20 in
$ 1,950
Mary  Hoffman Still Life with Blue Eggs_vase_ eggs_ white_ still life_ original oil
Still Life with Blue Eggs
14 x 11 in
$ 850
Mary  Hoffman Melancholy_ romantic nude_ nude_ blue_ chair_ white_ naked
Melancholy
8 x 6 in
$ 400
Mary  Hoffman Beach Path
Beach Path
8 x 10 in
$ 500
Mary  Hoffman Intracoastal Wonder
Intracoastal Wonder
30 x 40 in
$ 6,000
Mary  Hoffman All in a Row
All in a Row
10 x 10 in
$ 550
Mary  Hoffman Oyster Beds
Oyster Beds
8 x 8 in
$ 450
Mary  Hoffman Hounds  Huntsmen
Hounds & Huntsmen
30 x 40 in
$ 6,000
Mary  Hoffman Stately Elegance
Stately Elegance
40 x 30 in
$ 6,000
Mary  Hoffman Clementine Still Life
Clementine Still Life
12 x 12 in
$ 850
Mary  Hoffman Charleston Views_ Andrew Pinckney Inn_ Fall Artist Series_ Rooftop_ Ravenel bridge
Fourth Floor View
16 x 20 in
$ 1,950
Mary  Hoffman Twilight_ St Philip_s Church_ steeple_ State St
Twilight's Last Gleaming
30 x 40 in
$ 6,000
Mary  Hoffman Pelicans_ Rocks_ ocean_harbor_ oil painting
Rocky Respite
24 x 30 in
$ 4,000
Mary  Hoffman Crossing Broad_ _ painting_ fine art_ Charleston_ South Carolina_ American Impressionism_ Broad Street_ Mt. Michaels Church_ blue
Crossing Broad
30 x 24 in
$ 4,000
Mary  Hoffman Symphony of Silence_ clouds_ lowcountry_ lowcountry painting_ landscape painting_ landscape_ marsh_ marsh painting_ water_ Original oil painting_ paintings_ artwork_ art_ fine art_ Impressionism
Symphony of Silence
30 x 40 in
$ 6,000
Mary  Hoffman Ravenel Spectacular_ ravenel bridge_ lowcountry_ lowcountry art_ charleston_ south carolina_ bridges_ clouds_Original oil painting_ paintings_ artwork_ art_ fine art_ Impressionism
Ravenel Spectacular!
11 x 14 in
$ 850
Mary  Hoffman Safe From the Surf_Original oil painting_ paintings_ artwork_ art_ fine art_ Impressionism_ children_ beach_ lowcountry_ lowcountry paintings_ figurative_ beach paintings_water_ reflection_ baby boy
Safe From the Surf
11 x 14 in
$ 850
Mary  Hoffman Bowl Full of Cherries
Bowl Full of Cherries
20 x 16 in
$ 1,950
Mary  Hoffman Centerpiece
Centerpiece
11 x 14 in
$ 850
Mary  Hoffman Lily Pond
Lily Pond
9 x 12 in
$ 600
Mary  Hoffman Morning Marsh
Morning Marsh
11 x 14 in
$ 850
Mary  Hoffman Shaded Hydrangeas
Shaded Hydrangeas
8 x 10 in
$ 550
Mary  Hoffman horses_ jockeys_ race horses_ oil painting
A Length Ahead
20 x 24 in
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Mary  Hoffman All to Myself
All to Myself
9 x 12 in
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Mary  Hoffman Archdale Street
Archdale Street
12 x 9 in
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Mary  Hoffman Beach Discoveries
Beach Discoveries
12 x 12 in
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Mary  Hoffman Chasing Shadows
Chasing Shadows
30 x 40 in
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Mary  Hoffman Crystal  Cotton
Crystal & Cotton
20 x 10 in
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Mary  Hoffman Dappled Light_ original oil_ tree_ landscape_ green_ scenary
Dappled Light
11 x 14 in
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Mary  Hoffman Fulton V
Fulton V
12 x 12 in
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Mary  Hoffman Hello Sunshine
Hello Sunshine
8 x 6 in
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Mary  Hoffman Masters of the Hunt_Original oil painting_ paintings_ artwork_ art_ fine art_ Impressionism_ horses_ equestrian_ animals_ domestic animals_ figurative_ landscape_ Lowcountry art_ fox hunt paintings_ d
Mary  Hoffman Morning Stretch_ original oil_ romantic nude_ _blue_ woman_ stretching_ nude
Morning Stretch
6 x 8 in
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Mary  Hoffman Morning Sunshine_ flowers_ vase_ lemons_ table
Mary  Hoffman Moving Off
Moving Off
24 x 30 in
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Mary  Hoffman Pylon Progression
Pylon Progression
14 x 11 in
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Mary  Hoffman Reverie_ Original oil_ painting_ fine art_ Charleston_ South Carolina_ American Impressionism_ female figure_ romantic nude
Reverie
8 x 6 in
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Mary  Hoffman Sails and Shrimp
Sails and Shrimp
32 x 32 in
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Mary  Hoffman Shrimp House
Shrimp House
11 x 14 in
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Mary  Hoffman Siesta_ figurative_ painting_ fine art_ original oil_ romantic nude_ impressionism_ female figure_ female nude_ interiors
Siesta
6 x 8 in
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Mary  Hoffman Sandpipers_ shore birds_ Amigos_ beach_ oil painting
The Three Amigos
40 x 40 in
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Mary  Hoffman Together_Original oil painting_ paintings_ artwork_ art_ fine art_ Impressionism_ beach paintings_ landscape paintings_ birds_ animals_ reflection_ seagulls_ water_ wildlife
Together
22 x 28 in
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Mary  Hoffman Wild Dunes
Wild Dunes
9 x 12 in
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Mary  Hoffman

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman Biography

Since the age of three, Mary L. Hoffman has been drawing and painting and knew without a doubt that when she grew up she’d be a professional artist.

As her artistic skills developed over the years, Mary became best known for her portraiture art.  Portrait commissions helped finance her college studies at The Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, Ohio where she earned her BFA in 1989.

For the past 20 years, CEO’s, universities, and collectors from all over the world have commissioned Mary for her elegant oil paintings and charcoal portraiture. 

Some of her well-known portrait clients include the University of Dayton, actress and model Andie MacDowell, and NHL hockey legend Mark Messier.

Soon after graduating, Mary joined the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors and entered several of their juried Fine Art Shows and Exhibits; one of which earned her the “Best of Show” title as well as many “Third Place” and “Honorable Mention” ribbons.  Her final exhibit with The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors was a large, week-long One-Woman Show which launched her artistic journey to the Southeast. 

Mary then taught Life Drawing, Portrait Painting and Basic Drawing classes a few times a year in Hilton Head Island, SC and continued her portrait business.  

The decision to open an original, homemade ice cream and coffee shop named “The Charleston Ice Cream Factory” brought Mary and her husband to Charleston, SC where Mary continued to teach art classes at The Gibbes Studio – the classroom affiliate to the Gibbes Museum of Art in downtown Charleston.

But it was in 2005 when new life breathed into her artistic abilities after she attended her first ‘Plein Air’ landscape painting workshop. Soon, her ‘Plein Air’ addiction began, and she quickly became a part of a small painting group known as “The Sullivan’s Island Plein Air Painters.”

Mary opened a new door when Mary began to explore prophetic painting, and she has created a limited edition Giclee series of “The Spirit of Courageous.” 

Today, Mary enjoys combining her love of the portrait and figure with painting Plein Air landscapes.  She travels to paint and attend workshops and ‘Plein Air’ paint-outs all over the Eastern United States.  

Mary currently resides with her husband and two children in Summerville, South Carolina.

 

Mary Hoffman Statement

Life.  That moment in time.  A visual experience captured through the brush strokes on a canvas, conjuring precious memories and taking the viewer to a wistful place; this is my hope - this is my art.

A story is told in the essence of everything.  Beauty is found in the essence.  The story can tell of tragedy or comedy or simply say how beautiful being “ordinary” is.  Although, I don’t believe in “ordinary.” I want to show the viewer that the things usually taken for granted are really worth a second look.  It is my hope that I bring attention to those qualities which surround us daily and offer a new way of seeing the ordinary.  There is nothing more beautiful, to me, than the human form, so when I paint the portrait and the figure as well as any painting I produce, I want to show the world the delight I see before me.

What inspires me almost every time is the way light effects the subject. Light alters and affects the color, the values or shadows and sets the mood of a painting.  A Landscape painting can depict pretty topography but what I hope to capture is how light effects the scene; when the shadows of the trees reach across the sunlit road, for instance.   During my Plein Air paint excursions, what is depicted on canvas is actually not a moment in time but a cumulative experience of the lighting and weather conditions throughout my entire painting day.  It is that moment over the course of time that I capture what I see: inspiration in the face of a traveling sun, threatening or cooperative weather conditions and elements of nature that can be friend or foe.

Brushwork is very important to me and I love the lush, loose brushwork that somehow illustrates the fine elements of a subject without painting every detail.  The viewer’s own eye and imagination finishes that work with a greater degree of finesse. 

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