Will Yum Hoffman Penticton
Got this little guy sitting in the studio...

Art Process and Studio Pics February 15th

Work in Progress painting by Will Hoffman
Work In Progress, acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 by Will Hoffman
The open studio days on Saturdays has been working out great! What a wonderful little studio to get some painting done. I purchased some new acrylic paint and I'm loving how rich the colours are and how buttery smooth it is. In the above painting I'm forming some monsters and experimenting with lightening the colours with white. Another fascinating part of the painting in the studio on Saturdays is seeing who comes by to take a peek at the artwork. There are beautiful colours going on the canvas and beautiful people coming by. I love seeing what pieces people gravitate towards and the dialog that can be exchanged.

Work in Progress painting by Jon Pelletier
Work In Progress, acrylic on wood panel by Jon Pelletier.
Jon Pelletier has been creating these maze-like abstract stories with his brush and paint. It's inspiring to see Jon's work develop with interesting colour combinations and unconventional lines. You can see more of his abstract work at the open studio on Saturdays too.

Art Battle #220 in Penticton

Art Battle Penticton Poster
Thanks to my Grandpa’s Christmas money, I bought two tickets for me and my girlfriend Maki to see first ever Art Battle in Penticton Feb. 12th. You may be wondering what’s an art battle? An Art Battle is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can across three rounds of public painting. 

The audience vote for the winners of each round, and the single winner of each event. A few artists I know that are competing in the Art Battle are Jenny Long, Sarah Fahey, Endrené Shepherd and Jan Little.

It's amazing this big city event held in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax... is also going to happen in Penticton!

Art and Craft

Have you seen the documentary Art and Craft yet? It's a eyes-glued-to-the-screen type of film. It won the National Board of Review, USA Award for Top Five Documentaries in 2014.
"When one of the most prolific art forgers in US history is finally exposed, he must confront the legacy of his 30-year con."
Here's the trailer:

You can watch the full film on Amazon Here.


Here's the latest offering from Will and Jon entitled Smart Baby, feel free to share this video!

A Little Bit of Everything VIII

“A Little Bit of Everything VIII” Penticton Arts Council

I will have a small 11x14 mixed media piece entitled "Hey can I pet your cat?" on display at the “A Little Bit of Everything VIII” Annual Members Art Exhibit put on by the Penticton Arts Council. You can catch the show Feb 6th—Feb 28th, 2015 at the Leir House in Penticton located at 220 Manor Park Avenue. This is an annual Penticton Arts Council members show so there should be a wide variety of pieces in the exhibit. The opening is Feb 6th 7pm and the Exhibit is open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm. 

Thanks to Sharon Lawrence and everyone at Penticton Arts Council for putting on this show!

Person Takes Will Hoffman's Artwork!

On January 10th 2015 I noticed there was a Will Hoffman copycat artist, taking a few of my digital drawings and one paper illustration. On Instagram I was looking over the hashtag "#Penticton" when I came across my own art!
Copycat Will Hoffman Drawing
Here is the copy from Duuygubulut's Instagram.
I tapped the thumbnail image to get bigger and noticed the re-writing of the signature to say "d.b.". I looked through and found other pieces I had done! The Instagram page in question seemed to be from a young woman from Turkey who had followed my art, without actually following or liking any of the images she took. Her copycat trail was revealed when she even copied some of the hashtags I was using including "Penticton" hashtag!
Original "Tote" by Will Hoffman, digital doodle
Tote by Will Hoffman. Original digital drawing by the artist.
I reported the image she posted as an "intellectual property violation" on Instagram and told my friends to report the image as well! Thanks to them Instagram received at least 6 reports and now the account is no longer online.

If you wish to share my art I encourage you use the Share buttons in the "Virtual Gallery", you will notice that underneath each digital drawing are share buttons for Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media sites. A hand-picked digital drawing from Will Hoffman's archive is added every week to the Virtual Gallery.