Open Studio November 15th 2014

New works by Will Hoffman will be on display at Dependent Origination Studio
I'm excited about the Open Studio on November 15th 2014 at Dependent Origination Studio in the Cannery. Jon has cranked out a few new pieces and I have been in quite a groove getting the paint on the canvas. Hoping for a good turn out!

It's from 1:00-5:00pm, tell your girlfriend, tell the mayor, tell your best friends niece to come on down!

Harvest Time in the Okanagan

Today was the first day of harvest for me, great to be surrounded by friends and great weather! Harvest is just around the corner with different properties and varieties trickling in. I'm slightly on edge and hoping to get some good work in before the seasons over.
Artist Will Hoffman working in the vineyard
Merlot being picked in Summerland BC. Photo courtesy of Damaya Hoffman.

Dependent Origination Studio

Sept Acrylic on Bookpaper
So I got the space! Jon and I cleared out the room of all the unnecessary stuff and limited it to 2 foldable desks and stuff to paint on and stuff to paint with. There is an Open Studio date slated for November 15th, a time to check out all the cool stuff happening here!

Sept Acrylic on Bookpaper

Will Hoffman artist extraordinaire in the new studio.

Artist Jon Pelletier works on a masterpiece.

September Update: Getting some studio space!

Exciting news, I'm going to have studio space at the Cannery this winter! Jon Pelletier and I are sharing a studio which we will be doing painting in. In the meantime I've been cranking out smaller paintings in a trailer that are 8"x10" when there is a slowdown in work at the vineyard. It seems like a turning point for me for an artist to finally get a space where this creative expression can take place!

There are two new pieces that are finally finished and available in the online shop! So far $1,500 has been saved towards my artschool tuition of $5,885!

Will Hoffman Penticton Artist
"Dreams of Happy Cats" 10"x8" Acrylic on Canvas Board by Will Hoffman

Will Hoffman Penticton Artist
"Cheer Up" 8"x10" Acrylic and Bookpaper on Canvas Board

August Update

Slowly and surely I'm getting towards the goal for my art school fund! I have decided to take art school on Vancouver Island. I have received $1,000 from a friend and am putting it towards my tuition! Also a friend has recently bought a piece of artwork to be delivered in Penticton! I'm working hard in the vineyard just finished tucking the vines into the top wires and pulling out the shoots poking out into the rows. The trailer I'm staying in is heating up, Maki and I are going to stay for harvest and then see about getting a place in Penticton. Once again thanks everyone for supporting me and catch you later!

Working Hard

Me and Maki have been working hard in a few vineyard properties in the Okanagan. We have finished Tying for the season and have Suckering and a whole lot of weed wacking coming up ahead.

After a day of work it's just great to be able to look at the view!

It's hot out for spring, you can see the line where my glove starts!

I have had time to squeeze in art in the evenings and downtime but not enough! For my latest art updates checkout my instagram page at:

"Sunset" Artwork Copyright Will Yum Hoffman 2014
"Sunset" artwork by Will Hoffman.

Back in the Okanagan!

So our travel ended up being three weeks long and into the southern states taking the interstate 40 for much for the trip from the east coast all the way back to the Okanagan. It's Easter and we have begun work on a vineyard, the work has been great so far and we even have our own little trailer to stay in! We were also given the opportunity to work at a nearby vineyard as well so there will be enough work. Most of the money made will go towards my art school fund!