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30 in 30 Day 28 – Flight

Yes, it is actually January 29 which means I am a day late. As a friend recently confessed to me, time is not so much linear anymore. It’s more like a deep pool.

“Flight,” oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″


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I may be misquoting him. Anyway, I am a day late with this painting, but a busy day it has been. Schlepping for hours and the studio is empty of art. A few bits of wrapping and hardware remain. I’ll fetch those things tomorrow.  It echoes, like the first day I popped my head in to that room to take a look. Onward.

30 in 30 Day 23 – Hallelujah

Hallelujah for the specter of a good night’s sleep.


Oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″

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I wanted to name our first daughter Hallelujah, because I thought it would be wonderful to yell that name at dusk across the playground when it was time to go home. Frank objected.


I wanted to name our second daughter Impunity, so I could run with Impunity, sleep with Impunity, bake cookies with Impunity. Again Frank came at me with his rationality and his compassion for our children… oh well.



Tomorrow is my last public day at Fresh Art Studio F. I’ll be there from 1 to 4. I doubt anyone else will, as the Broncos will be playing. The week after, I’ll be moving out. I’m ready. We received the news just before Christmas that we were to vacate at the end of January. I’ve had a while for the sadness to settle in, and two of my Fresh Art studio colleagues – all are wonderful  and have come to feel like family to me – have already vacated.

I will probably come home and bawl my head off tomorrow evening.

But that’s ok, too. It’s time to schlep it all out and put it to rest.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Just over four years ago I lucked into renting an affordable, highly visible studio space in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. It has come to feel like home to me, and my fellow Fresh Art Studios artists –  Claudia Roulier, Jon Koenigsberg, Dave Wyzenbeek, Terri Bell, and Anthony Camera–  feel like family.

Three weeks ago, we got the sad news that the building has been sold and we are to vacate by the end of January.

I won’t be immediately seeking another public studio space in Denver’s current rent climate. I will be putting the larger paintings in storage for now, and trying to remain optimistic about what 2016 holds in store.

To facilitate this move and the storage, I am offering 25% off of all paintings that are 20″ or larger in any dimension, just until the end of January. You can check out the available works here Katie Hoffman Fine Art, and see a few examples below.


“Crossing the Waters (Flowers for Esmin Green)”

Oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″   $1050  $785 if purchased before the end of January





Oil on Canvas, 40″ x 40″  $1350  $1000 if purchased before the end of January





Oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″ $1250  $900 if purchased before the end of January



“This is the Priest All Shaven and Shorn”

Oil on canvas, 30″ x 30″  $935  $700 if purchased before the end of January


Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday!






A Cowardly Lion

And an inexplicable melancholy on this sunny, soggy, drippy day in Denver.

Perhaps the coming snowstorm will brighten my mood.

CowardlyLion“Cowardly Lion,” oil on canvas board, 5″ x 7″

I will have the studio open tomorrow from 5 until 9. I think.


Bluish Blue Wish/Holy Moly, it’s Third Friday.

I am just delighted to have had two paintings (pictured below) accepted into “Holy Moly- Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art,” an exhibit opening this Friday June 20 at Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver. The show will run from June 20 through July 26.


“Wedding at Cana” 18″ x 18″, oil on canvas, $575


“Prodigal,” 30″ x 24″, $825

I will also have my studio open this Friday through the modern miracle of cloning (or maybe just a very nice husband who has agreed to sit the studio while I pop out briefly to the Holy Moly opening), so if you are in the neighborhood or perhaps already in the same Fresh Art Building, visiting the opening reception of Rolf Helland and Earl Chuvarsky at CORE New Art Space, please come in and say hi!


Also here is the last little painting I have finished. “Blue Wish,” oil on canvas, 8″ x 8″. It’s about time for me to get serious and start sinking my teeth into some bigger canvas in preparation for my fall show.


The Blue Wish, 8″ x 8″, oil on canvas, $135

Imaginary Friends and a busy November

TheImaginaryFriends“The Imaginary Friends,” 5″ x 7″, oil on canvas board


“Valkyrie,” 5″ x 7″, oil on canvas board


“October’s Ghosts,” 7″ x 5″, oil on canvas board


“Mistake,” 7″ x 5″, oil on canvas board

I will have some of these tiny paintings available at Fresh Art Studio #F this First Friday in November, for very affordable prices.

First Friday will be a busy one.

I am happy to announce a new affiliation with ValKarie Gallery in Lakewood, Colorado. I’ll have work in their inaugural show which opens November 1 and runs through January 12. Opening reception is this Friday, November 1 from 5 to 9 PM.

I’ll have some work in the inaugural exhibit at Helikon Gallery & Studios, as well. This stunning new space has been called the “Jewel of RiNo” (RiNo being Denver’s River North Art District), for good reason. This show also has a reception on Friday November 1, and runs through November 30.




Farther Along

This is one of my most favorite Appalachianish gospel songs. It both acknowledges the existential uncertainty of the human condition and offers a little comfort. And this is  a very nice version of the dozens of good ones out there, by Marideth Sisco.



I have been arguing on the internet too much lately, and to no avail. I am trying hard not to be so full of impotent rage and sadness.

I have finished the painting “Mad Dog.” It is oil on wood, 11″  x 14″. I will have the studio open this Friday December 21st – providing the world doesn’t end that day – and it will be the last opportunity for 2012 prices on paintings and monotypes.  Or if you just want to come by and say hi, it would be nice to see you.


Happy Holidays

xmas2012-2The days are dark and unlovely but I am trying to get into the spirit, making and mailing dozens of cards like the one above.

I will be participating in a Holiday Open House with my fellow Fresh Artists at 900 Santa Fe Drive this Friday December 7 from 6 to 9 PM and Saturday December 8 from 1 to 3 PM. We’ll have some holiday noshes available and this will be the last chance to buy my work at 2012 prices. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and say hi.


Any Christmas not spent in a mental institution is a relatively good Christmas.

Adagio Notturno (3 Little Birds)

Oil on canvas, 12″ x 9″.

I am very pleased to announce that I am joining  the Fresh Art Studios in the Santa Fe Art District in Denver. Come November,  my studio mate Meg Voigt Meersman and I will be open to the public every first and third Friday and by appointment .