The simple forms and lively color possible with pastels fluently visualize Jennifer L. Hoffman’s devotion to nature.
Jennifer L. Hoffman is one of three fine artists, along with Kathryn Mapes Turner and Bill Sawczuk, whose work is represented by Trio Fine Art in Jackson, Wyoming. A new solo exhibition there features recent works by Hoffman that manifest the artist’s connection to nature and its processes.
Jennifer L. Hoffman, “Blue-Gray Day,” pastel on mounted paper, 16 x 8 in. Trio Fine Art
“Continuity: New Work by Jennifer L. Hoffman” debuted August 20 and will continue through September 6. An artist’s reception will be held August 21, from 5-8 p.m. The exhibition features mostly pastels, a smaller selection of oils, and works in silverpoint, goldpoint, and charcoal.
Jennifer L. Hoffman, “Thunder Coming,” oil on mounted linen, 24 x 36 in. Trio Fine Art
The perpetual rhythms of nature offer inspiration for Hoffman’s art, and “Continuity” speaks to the artists’ steady devotion to observing and re-creating nature in her work. “Nature is dependable,” writes the artist. “No matter what is going on in the whirlwind of our lives at any given moment, the clouds will move on, the snow will fall, the spring will come.”
Jennifer L. Hoffman, “Flat Creek Ice,” pastel on mounted paper, 6 x 12 in. Trio Fine Art
Even before Hoffman’s solo exhibition, this year has been a very successful one for the artist. In July, she earned an Award of Excellence through the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters at the 3rd Annual Plein Air for the Park exhibition. She was also represented by three paintings in the Salmagundi Club’s Non-Member Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, from which she walked away with the George Inness, Jr. Memorial Award for Pastel — the highest honor given to non-member pastel artists.
To view “Continuity” online, visit Trio Fine Art’s website.