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. His father encouraged him to attend art classes, resulting in a mind filled with the beauty of America’s West.
During journeys crossing California’s picturesque country, Robert 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 lighting as the moon waxes and wanes during its phases.
Robert’s paintings on this web gallery and exhibited on the walls of local venues in Northern California during the past two years are the first public showings of his scenic landscapes.