IN COMMON: A Collection of Original Oil by Mary Hoffman & Madeline Dukes
“We have enjoyed having both Mary and Madeline painting in the gallery, together, on many occasions. They each have their own individual style, but their art compliment beautifully together. It was a natural decision to have a show pairing them." -- Allison Hull, Gallery Director
In Common offers a delightful glimpse at each artist’s style as they approach some of the same compositions, showing their unique, individual perspective. At each end of their style spectrum, their painterly interests begin to gravitate toward what they share in common: Landscape and Still Life Painting.
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.
A South Carolina native and Charleston area resident, Madeline Dukes, studied studio art and political science at Winthrop University. Dukes’ work has been selected for several juried group and solo shows at museums and cultural centers in North and South Carolina, including the Etherredge Gallery at University of South Carolina-Aiken, Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Juried Art Exhibition, Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the Spartanburg Museum of Art, Lincoln County Museum, Sumter Museum of Art, McElvey Center, Mooresville Art Center, Pickens County Museum, the Rauch Gallery at Gaston College, and a traveling show with the South Carolina State Museum. Her work has also been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur and can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S.