Born in Bavaria, Germany, Heli Hofmann's oil paintings show her enthusiasm for her homeland's idyllic landscapes, baroque churches, and romantic villages. Compositions explode with vibrant color and offer harmonious merging of form and movement; bold brush strokes look afresh at the lines made by arches, towers, and roofs in medieval towns.
As one might imagine, her post-impressionistic style has influences of Franz Marc, August Macke, Gabriele Muenter, and Alexej Jawlensky, as well as early Wassily Kandinsky. After emigrating to California, she finds new beauty in its historic missions, flower fields, sunsets, and cloud formations.
Most of Heli Hofmann's work is in private collections, particularly in Europe, and she has won a Silver Award in the Discovery Awards Competition, organized by the Art of California magazine. She is also listed in the California Art Review and the Encyclopedia of Living Artists (9th, 10th and 11th editions).