Hoffman has been engaged in the art of pyrography since March 2014. Though her first few pieces were somewhat tentative and mostly linear in nature, she quickly gained confidence, moving on to what she is well known for, highly detailed and three-dimensional in appearance. The artist tends to work in series: landscapes, underwater/fish, horses, raptors, and owls. Cutting the wood foundation for some of her pieces with her scroll saw gives an additional feature to her work. Recently she has been making puzzles and clocks.
For much of her life, Aline's works have been representational, a style she calls “emotional realism.” Besides her pyrography, you will see a variety of other media in her studio: pencil, pen & ink, oils, Chinese Brush painting, stone and metal sculptures, and what she calls her birch series. In the 1970s, Hoffman delved into Abstract Expressionism – oils on canvas. Of her present pyrographic works, some of her artist friends who have watched her progress from one medium to other, suggest that all that training shows up in her pyrography.
Many of Hoffman's pieces are in private collections.
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