Local Ojai Art

Originals by local Ojai artist Kate Hoffman.  This community draws so much creative talent it is a privilege to share it.  Please inquire with any questions.

Meet Kate

Kate Hoffman has been living in Ojai for over 20 years.  She grew up around the globe as an Air Force brat, before landing in Ojai to raise her son.  Her love of art and painting began in the fourth grade, inspired by her art teacher Miss Lamb.

 

Kate studied art in Nebraska, New York, and Guanajuato, Mexico.  She specializes in oil and mixed media on canvas, and focuses on water scenes, boats, and animals.

She also offers custom portraits of people and pets.

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Maggie and Two Nudes

48"wide  x 72" high   $5,200

 

 

About this piece:

 

"Our little rescue dog Maggie had a belief in herself as the center of the universe. I painted her, using nudes from one of my sketchbooks as her acolytes. The darker parts of the painting are conte crayon."

 

 

Original mixed media on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Horse Walking

48" wide x 36" high   $2,500

 

 

About this piece:

 

"I saw this fellow in a field with some other horses.  He was plain—no arrogant palomino or arabian—but I loved his dignity and sense of purpose.  I tried to capture the light that I felt radiated from within him."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Blue Jammie Baby

20" wide x 24" high   $1,300

 

 

About this piece:

 

"This little boy was sitting on his mother’s lap, and at first I thought I’d paint both of them.  But because his gaze was so curious and fearless and his jammies were so blue, I painted his portrait as though he was alone."

 

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Ojai Fourth of July

24" wide x 30" high   $1,600

 

 

About this piece:

 

"I was watching the Fourth of July parade, sitting on the sidewalk, and took a picture of this beautiful woman with her beautiful skirt on her wonderful horse."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

Dark Horse

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25" wide x 21" high  $1,100

 

 

About this piece:

 

"I combined conte crayon with the oils to give the painting a feeling a mystery. The inspiration is from my vast sketchbook of horses."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Wind

48" wide x 36" high  $2,400

 

 

About this piece:

 

"I took a million pictures of this fantastically charismatic horse, playing in an enclosure, and tried to recreate his happiness and freedom."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Esther

36" wide x 24"  $1,800

 

 

About this piece:

 

"A beautiful girl who stayed with me for a few days and agreed to pose for me. Lovely on the inside and the outside."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Chicken

18" wide x 18" high  $1,100

 

 

About this piece:

 

"She belongs to a friend of mine.  I’ve had her eggs for breakfast.  I love chickens."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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White 2

40" wide x 40" high  $2,200

 

 

About this piece:

 

"This is Tony, who has been in several of my paintings.  Sensitive guy."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Fox Cub

18" wide x 24" high  $1,200

 

 

About this piece:

 

"This is a Channel Island fox from San Miguel Island. It was about 3 months old and very interested in campers--followed me right into camp."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Boat on Blue Sea

48" wide x 36" high  $2,500

 

 

About this piece:

 

"I love little row boats and fishing boats. They feel like independence and far away places. This one was in the Caribbean."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Rooster

$1,200

 

About this piece:

 

"I spent a week in Kauai and fell hard for the poultry--chickens, chicks and the most beautiful roosters."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Bear

48" x 60" high  $3,800

About this piece:

"I had painted over another, less successful piece of work.  The canvas, with its icy blue and white, seemed a perfect place for a polar bear.  I’m not sure if it's male or female.  I think it's curious rather than hungry."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Belle

36" x 60" high  $1,400

About this piece:

"She’s the epitome of all the elephants I’ve painted and drawn.  I see her as the matriarch—the grandma of all the other elephants.  She knows, leads the way, and gently takes care of all the little ones."

Signed giclee on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Four Fish

48" wide x 48" high   $2,700

 

 

About this piece:

 

"I try to create the feel of depth and translucency in all my paintings, especially of water—whether oceans or a koi pond. The forms and vibrant colors of the koi add to the expression of the light and the deep greens of the water."

 

Original oil on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Reflection

48"wide  x 48" high   $3,200

 

SOLD

Available to order as a giclee.

Greeting cards available at the shop.

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Giraffe

50"wide  x 20" high   $850

Signed giclee on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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48"wide  x 32" high   $950

Signed giclee on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

Tres Mujeres

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Four Horses

20"wide  x 50" high   $850

Signed giclee on canvas by local artist Kate Hoffman.

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Boat on Blue Sea

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Two Fish

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