These quiet, intimate paintings recall the work of the Barbizon painters and Luminist style of the Hudson River School. Inspired by the rural surroundings of the artist's childhood, Kathy Hofmann paints with an intense focus and lifelong passion for the family farmstead. While soaking in the atmospheric haze of the sunlit fields surrounding her, the artist, in quest of her next composition, feels the friendly and familiar gaze of cows following her every move.
Kathy Hofmann's work glorifies the Wisconsin landscape while simultaneously and subtly evoking a eulogy to such a seemingly idyllic landscape under threat of modernization. With an MFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, local artist Kathy Hofmann's exquisite works of art have earned her many awards and high praise.