Oil and Watercolor Paintings

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Oil and Watercolor Painter, Educator, Art History Lecturer


  • ART STUDIO Joan Hoffmann, South Royalton, VT
  • Cow Canyon Trading Post, Bluff, UT
GUEST ARTIST - Presenter
  • Montshire Museum of Science and Alliance for Visual Arts (AVA) en plein air Watercolor Class, Norwich, VT July 17 & 18, 2021
  • El Cerrito Art Association, The Art of Landscape Painting, El Cerrito, CA October 2021 Lecture and demonstration "Brushwork" https://youtu.be/Mr6Dv1O5sTM
  • Zion National Park "History of American Landscape Painting National Parks and Public Lands," Springdale Community Center, Springdale, UT, November 5, 2021
  • Rutland Life Long Learning(OLLI) "Claude Monet: Impressionism Master" Presenter March 2, 2018, Rutland, VT
  • Yampa Valley Sandhill Crane Festival, The Art of Landscape, Steamboat Springs, CO September 2, 2017
  • El Cerrito Art Association, The Art of Landscape Painting, El Cerrito, CA August 14, 2017
  • Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park Gallery Talk: History of American Landscape Painting, Woodstock, VT June 17, 2016
  • Mammoth Lakes Plein Air Festival Guest Artist, Speaker, and Painting Instructor Mammoth Lakes, CA September 25-27, 2015
  •  National Wilderness Conference "The Art of Wilderness" Wilderness50 Presenter, Albuquerque, NM Oct 2014
  •  El Cerrito Art Association, "The Art of Landscape" El Cerrito, CA 2015
  • Chandler Art Center "The History of American Landscape Painting," Randolph, VT February 8, 2014
  • Steamboat Arts Council "The Art of Birding" Art Exhibit & Lecture, Steamboat Springs, CO 2014
  • "The Art of Birding" Presenter, Yampa Valley Crane Festival, Steamboat, CO 2013
  •  Wyoming Wilderness Association, Plein Air Weekend, Sheridan, WY 2013
  •  Pt. Reyes National Seashore Fiftieth Anniversary, "The History of American Landscape Painting" Point Reyes Station, CA 2012
  • The Murie Center,  Landscape Matters Grand Teton National Park. Moose WY 2007
  • Utah Fine Arts Museum Guest Lecturer for exhibit "Monet to Picasso", August 2008


  • Crater Lake National Park en plein Air Painting demonstrations May 2022
  • Open Studio, Grotto House, Zion National Park Oct-Nov 2019
  • "National Park Landscapes" ArtisTree Gallery & Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Park, June 17-july 10 2016
  • "Six by Six" Exhibit, The Brinton Museum, Big Horn WY September 2013-2017
  • "Artist-in-Residence" Yosemite Museum Exhibit, Yosemite National Park, November-January 2015
  • "Landscapes, Nature and National Parks" Pt. Reyes National Seashore, CA 2011
  • Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Museum Juried Exhibit, Yosemite National Park, 2004-2009
  • "Pt. Reyes Landscapes" Morgan Horse Ranch, Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association, CA 2001-2010
  • "Landscapes of the American West" Maturango Museum, Death Valley National Park 2003


  • Crater Lake National Park, May 2022
  • Zion National Park 2019
  • Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park 2016
  • Sierra Club, Bishop CA and Mammoth Lakes Arts Council, CA Arts Festival October 2015
  • Bluff Arts Festival, Cow Canyon Trading Post Guest Artist, Bluff UT October 2013, 2014
  • Yosemite National Park, 2005


  • San Francisco State Field Campus Poster Design in Watercolor, CA 2018
  • Wilderness 50, 2014 Conference Publication http://www.wilderness.net/toolboxes/documents/50th/National_Wilderness_Conference_Proceedings_2014.pdf
  • Yosemite Museum Invitational Show Cover Art, November 2014
  • Steamboat Magazine, "Our Thirty-fifth Year" Spring & Summer Wilderness issue, 2014
  • Steamboat Springs Art and Gallery Guide Spring/Summer 2013
  • Steamboat Magazine, Cranes of Northwest Colorado, September 2013
  • Vermont Magazine "South Royalton Market" Spring/Summer 2012
  • Steamboat Today "Landscape Painting and Conservation" 2011
  • American Art Collector Juried Competition of New York 2009 &2012
  • ARTrails Catalog, Sonoma County Council on the Arts 2001-2009
  • High Country News March 2006:  "Painting for Progress"
  • Pt Reyes National Seashore Association Field Seminars Cover Art 2006-2007
  • Paint with Intention Painting Techniques, Amazon/Kindle Book Published 2005
  • Paint with Purpose Painting and Marketing Paintings, Amazon/Kindle 20013
  • Off Trail Travels, canyoneering and hiking through the West, Amazon/Kindle 2013


Steamboat Arts Council 1998 Distinguished Service Award-25 years of Service
Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Citizen's Award, Denver CO 1997
Sierra Club RMC Conservationist of the Year 1996
Sierra Club's Centennial Recognition-100years and 100 Heroes 1992

Recent SHOWS:
  • Royalto Memorial Library, South Royalton, VT, "Libraries and Landscapes" Jan 2022-April 2022
  • "National Parks" Long River Gallery, White River Junction, VT January 3-March 31, 2020
  • "Wildlands" The Great Hall, Springfield, VT October 12, 2017-March 29, 2018
  • "Vermont Landscapes" Seven Stars, Sharon, VT October 30-December 30, 2017
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical, Faulkner Gallery July21-Aug 31, 2016
  • National Park Landscapes-Celebrate the Park Centennial" Tunbridge Library March 20-May12, 2016
  • "Icons of the West" Summer Exhibit, Dana Gallery, Missoula MT 2015
  • "Watercolors Inspired by Edward Hopper, Vermont" ART Gallery, South Royalton, VT July 2015
  • National Park en Plein Air Oil Paintings, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT 2016
  • "Vermont Landscapes" Chandler Art Center, Randolph, VT 2014
  • "Vermont Scenes" Chelsea Library, Chelsea VT 2012
  • "Mountains of the West"  Burlington International Airport, Sept-Dec 2012

 TEACHING - Oils and Watercolor

  • Artistree, Pomfret, VT 2012-2021
  • AVA, Lebanon, NH 2012-2021
  • Pt Reyes National Seashore, Field Institute, CA 2001-2021
  • San Francisco State Field Campus Summer Painting Retreat, Bassets, CA August 2016-2021
  • Steamboat Plein Air Painting Workshops, CO 1995-2021
  • Bluff en Plein Air Painting Workshops, UT 1995-2021


Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 2020
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock, VT
Yosemite Museum, Yosemite National Park, CA
Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
National Audubon, Ithaca, NY
Cypress Grove Research Center, Marshall, CA
Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln NE
Sonoma Land Trust, Santa Rosa, CA
The Nature Conservancy, CO
Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association, CA
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Steamboat Springs, CO 
Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO
Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO 
Routt Memorial Hospital, Steamboat Springs, CO


  • Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) 1994, 1995
  • Banff School of Fine Art, Banff, Alberta Canada, Summer 1971
  • Colorado State University, Fine Art painting Major, 1967-1971

Born in Pasadena, California, 1949

email Joan Hoffmann at hoffmann.joan@gmail.com

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