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California artist Robert Hoffman is a prolific painter of North Coast hills, valleys and waterways.

His inspiration is due in part to his father, Stanley Gould Hoffman, an architectural draftsman and painter of fine landscapes. Robert was encouraged to attend art classes, resulting in a mind filled with the beauty of America’s West.

Through Robert’s years of journeys crossing California’s picturesque country, he mentally collects information for his subjects and sketches images. His paintings, generally in acrylics, composed between dusk and dawn in his home studio, are inspired by dramatic lighting across Mother Nature’s oceans, valleys and mountains.

Because he paints throughout the night, his paintings glow with fluctuating light as the moon waxes and wanes during its phases and as the sun rises and falls each day.

Robert’s paintings on this web gallery and exhibited on the walls of local venues in Northern California are the first showing of his scenic landscapes.