Aline Hoffart


Aline Hoffart is attached to creating portraits. Whether the artwork reflects a person, animal, or grouping of subjects, the aim is to capture them - at a moment in time. Rather than using exact rendering to convey the character of the subject, Hoffart prefers loose, gestural brush treatments and washes. The ambiguous areas of canvas are meant to invite the viewer in - to examine, speculate, identify.

Biography
Aline Hoffart was born Aline Ives in Vancouver, BC in 1959, the youngest of seven children.  Since settling in the Comox Valley with her husband and four children in 1989, Aline has been an active player in the local art community.

A graduate of the Emily Carr BFA program at North Island College, Aline also works in the community as a human service worker and in the near future would like to offer skill building art classes to the special needs community as well as continuing to develop her own style and career as a damn fine artist.
Education
2005-2010   Emily Carr Institute of Fine Art and Design  
2001-2002   Self directed studies in Intaglio Printmaking
1999        North Island College, Fine Art and Design Diploma
1981-1982   VCC, Langara Campus, Art in Merchandising Program
Group Exhibitions
2010    ECUAD Grad show, Granville Island campus, Vancouver
2010    ECUAD Grad show, NIC campus
2006    Local Colours
2005    Trumpeter Swan Show
2003    Intaglio Print Show, Courtenay Museum
2003    NIC Grad Show
1999    NIC Art Event
Collections
North Island College permanent collection
Tim Halley collection
Awards
2005    Best of Show, Award of Excellence.  Trumpeter Swan Show
Related Activities
2010    Live painter at the Vancouver Island Music Fest
2009    Live painter at the Vancouver Island Music Fest
Facilitated painting workshops for elderly residents in the Cumberland Health Centre
Working in the classrooms with elementary students on  paper mache sculptures at Arden Elementary School - Courtenay
Member of Comox Valley Arts Council