Carl Hoffner Exploring the Digital Landscape May 7 – June 29, 2012

Carl Hoffner

Exploring the Digital Landscape   May 7 – June 29, 2012


Marcellus, NY: Baltimore Woods Nature Center is pleased to host the artwork of Carl Hoffner, from May 7th through June 29th, 2012 in the Weeks Art Gallery, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus, NY. This collection of work is open to the public during regular business hours: M-F 9am-4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. There is no admission charge to the gallery, and parking is free.


Hoffner’s work surrounds the viewer in a cacophony of color. Hoffner’s contemporary landscapes of the Central NY region vibrate with intense color. Says Hoffner: “In my work I explore the inherent abstractions and extraordinary color within Upstate New York’s wealth of natural beauty.”


While Hoffner also works in traditional lithograph, the work being exhibited are part of his digital portfolio. Hoffner uses the computer paired with a Wacom tablet, and Corel painter software to draw and paint directly on the computer. Hoffner explains: “Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques are applied using digital tools by means of a computer,  Within the software, I choose the medium, brush type, and drawing surface.  I can also select colors from a limited pallet or color wheel.  Corel Painter has all the materials or mediums one would find in a professional art store.” He continues, “I have found this to be a liberating artistic experience bringing back the play in my art as well as offering a chance to re-explore my passion for painting and color.”

The completed digital paintings are produced in limited editions using giclee inkjet printing technology.


Hoffner received his MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He taught in the art department  of Onondaga County Community College, Syracuse, NY in the1980s. His work is in collections in the United States and abroad including galleries in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Europe, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Hoffner is originally from Wyoming, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Fayetteville, NY.

More information on Hoffner’s work can be found on his website:

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