ABOUT THE ARTIST
Growing up in rural Vermont, Hoey spent many hours exploring its woods, river banks and beaver ponds. Hoey has always liked to create with her hands and started painting and drawing as a child. Gradually, she began to create art more full-time, developing her current focus: landscapes in charcoal.
The terrains that inspire Hoey provide solitude. They are often remote, rugged, and unspoiled. She has spent time creating art on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, in west Texas, southern Florida, and in Vermont.
Hoey has been awarded residencies in Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Cape Cod National Seashore and at The Johnson Studio Center, in Johnson, VT.
Hoey has exhibited in New England as well as in Texas and Florida. Her work can be seen at DaVallia Art & Accents, Chester, VT, The Hunter Gallery, Grafton, VT, and Islesford Artists, Islesford, ME.
While working in a variety of media, I discovered my love of charcoal and the challenges of its limited palette. Using techniques developed on my own, I create pieces inspired by the natural world. Particular scenes evoke strong feelings, which I portray as emotional landscapes rather than realistic renderings. Realizing the necessity of acknowledging and expressing that which is within, both the light and the dark, I explore these emotions in my charcoals.