Sterlling Hoffman yellow lido boat beached on river's edge
Sterling Hoffmann

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Yellow Lido
Painting: Plein air oil painting on canvas panel

12"h x 16"w


“You’ll know it when you have painted the perfect painting, there are no formulas just observation and inspiration.” Sterling has won many awards from distinguished organizations. Among them: Sonoma Salute to the Arts 2006; California Art Club Wild Things Show (2007 Juror’s Choice Award); Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Best of Plein Air; Carmel Art Festival Plein Air Event 2008, 2009, 2011; Estes Park “Painting the Parks” Plein Air Competition and Show 2009 (Best of Show) & 2011; Frank Bette Center for the Arts 2011; Dana Gallery “Icons of the west” Wyoming 2011 (Honorable Mention); Sebastopol Center for the Arts “Not Just a Landscape” 2013 (Merit Award); Shelter Cove Plein Air at the Lost Coast 2014 (Best of Show), & 2015 (People’s Choice Award) & 2016 (Artists choice in 1St Quick Draw, People's Choice Over All & People's Choice 2nd Quick Draw; Carmel Art Festival plein air 2017 (Mayor’s Choice Award); Mendocino Open Paint Out 2021 (Merrit Award) and Humboldt Open Paint Out 2022 (4th place). Sterling's work has also been featured in many publications. He is represented by the Carmel Fine Art Gallery and the John Hanes Gallery.