Artists Open Studio Dates:

Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1 & Dec. 7, 8
Artist will be demonstrating

Artists Open Studio Dates:

Group Show: Coventry: Maple Brook Studio
Show Information: Nov. 29, 30, Dec.1 & Dec.7, 8
950 Main St.
Coventry, CT, 06238


Hoffman is a versatile artist who has spent her lifelong art career exploring various 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 her works:

pen & ink, stone and metal sculptures,

Chinese brush paintings,

birch series on textured papers,


gourd sculpture,

Forest Delights series


Open year-round by appointment: call or text 860-916-4232

Artist Statement:
EMOTIONAL REALISM: Nature has been my inspiration.

I began my Forest Delights series in April 2023, inspired by live-edge wood and bark I found in my yard. There are two parts to this series: Autumn and Spring. For the earlier pieces in the series, I cut leaves from gourds. I have since switched to fashioning each leaf from polymer clay. Included in this series are lichen and moss.

Other works: My process with drawing, wood burning, and such involves the "magic" of lines defining shapes and details. This is especially apparent in my pen & inks and pyrographic (wood-burned) pieces as I construct the three-dimensionality, a defining characteristic of my artistry.

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.

If you have been to my studio, you know that I am a detail person.

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

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