Maple Brook Studio is a magical sort of place, says artist Aline Hoffman. When she walks through the door into the studio, she feels transformed into a place of creativity where almost anything is possible.
Although Hoffman has formal training as a graduate of the NYU Art Department, her works have progressed far beyond that training.
Hoffman’s first explorations into art were mostly realistic drawings in ink. She then joined the ranks of the Abstract Expressionist school in the 1970s, exploring balance, line and color. Hoffman’s next major leap in the art world resulted from her discovering Chinese Brush Painting in 1989. The artist studied with Mainland Chinese artists in the USA, and spent over twenty years perfecting her craft.
Hoffman is the type of artist who chooses to reinvent herself as the need arrises. She felt that need in 2008 when she shifted to her Birch Series painted on textured papers. Although this style has its roots in the rules of Chinese Brush, Hoffman created what she calls a Modified Brush approach. If you want to learn more about this, you would need to ask the artist.
In April 2014, Hoffman once again felt the desire to reinvent herself as an artist. She has chosen Pyrography (aka wood burning) as her medium of choice. After research led her to purchase a Razortip SS-D10 double pyrography machine, she got to work and hasn’t looked back. Her arts community of friends who know her work speak highly of these pieces, saying that this work seems to encompass and be the result of all the years exploring realism, Abstract Expressionism, Chinese Brush along with other media such as stone and metal sculpture.
Hoffman’s work is on display at her studio in Coventry; Maple Brook Studio and online at www.maplebrookstudio.net
You can also find Hoffman on Instagram - #maplebrookstudio.
She can be reached by phone: 860-916-4232 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org