Susie Hoffman


After retiring from teaching sixth grade, Susie began her adventure in art.

She started in watercolor, but has branched into work in most all media.

She and her husband, Larry, created an art center in Copperopolis where

she has organized and enjoyed classes by many excellent foothill artists

over the last decade.  From pastels to oils, she is always eager to try something new.


Susie presents a variety and a plethora of paintings, ranging from portraits

to local landscapes.  She is constantly working toward making art that is

loose and unrestricted.  “Often your best paintings are the ones you spend

the least amount of time on because they are fresh and painterly.”


Taking great pleasure in painting with others, Susie teaches beginning oil

and watercolor, and offers drop-in days to fellow artists at her home studio.

She has also organized group trips to beautiful places—from oil painting in

France to watercolor in Ireland and pastels in Croatia.


Susie has received numerous top awards in shows throughout Northern California,

including Best of Show at the 2019 Motherlode Art Association Show.

She has judged several shows, most recently the 2021&22 Amador County Fair

and Delicato Vineyard Show 2023.  Her work has been published in several books,

covers of art show programs and TV guides, and local newspapers.


You may see Susie’s artwork displayed at Sutter Creek Gallery in Sutter Creek,

Art on Main in Murphys,Galerie Copper in Copperopolis Town Square,

The Gateway Hotel,Copperopolis Library, Dr. Peter Uyeyama’s office,

Mi Pueblo Restaurant, Copper Nails, and Gateway Adventure Store in Copperopolis;

Calaveras Business Bureau in Angels Camp and Murphys; Lodi Community Art Center.


To view Susie's work please click here