Artists Open Studio Dates:

Nov. 25, 26, 27 & Dec. 3, 4
Artist will be demonstrating

Artists Open Studio Dates:

Group Show: Coventry: Maple Brook Studio
Show Information: Nov. 25, 26, 27 & Dec. 3, 4
950 Main St.
Coventry, CT, 06238


Hoffman is a versatile artist who has spent her lifelong art career exploring a variety of different media.  

She grew up in Manhattan and on Long Island, taking every art course available throughout her public schooling. After graduating from NYU with an art education degree, she taught fine arts for three years in one of NYC's junior high schools. 

Not interested in continuing in the classroom, Hoffman moved to CT to earn a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and was hired as the director of art therapy at a private psychiatric institute (1975-1978). She came to realize she couldn't be an artist and an art therapist at the same time. Her third career, from which she retired in 2006, was as a middle school counselor. There she met her husband, Bill, a 7th-grade science teacher.

She lives in the house her husband grew up in. Hoffman's art studio is the in-law apartment Bill helped his father and brother build onto the 1870s home. This addition was built around 1964.

In her studio you will see a  variety of works by the artist: pen & ink, stone and metal sculptures, Chinese brush paintings, her birch series on textured papers, pyrography, and gourd art.


Maple Brook Studio is open year-round by appointment: call or text 860-916-4232

Artist Statement:
Please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, or if you have been exposed to Covid.

I am inspired by nature: animals, leaves, and flowers. 

No matter what medium I'm working in, my process involves the ‘magic’ of lines that define shapes and details. This is especially apparent in my pen & ink drawings and pyrographic (wood-burned) works as I construct the three-dimensionality that is a defining characteristic of my artistry. 

If you have been to my studio you are familiar with my detailed pyrography work. Though there are still pieces on my walls, there will be no more wood-burning work added to them. I've chosen to stop burning.

My cut and painted gourds are unique. I work the same way I did with my pyrography, Chinese brush painting, pen & ink drawings, etc: I only pre-plan the details when I am cutting into the gourd.  

Maple Brook Studio is open by appointment all year round: text or call for an appointment: 860-916-4232

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