Sky Hoyt

I received my BA from Bennington College and have studied towards my Masters Degree at Colorado State University. I have also studied at Ecole de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, Instituto Allende in San Miguel, Mexico, The Art Student’s League & The National Academy of Design in New York, RISD, Anderson Ranch and The Art Institute of Chicago’s Oxbow School. I have worked as graphic designer, decorative painter and also a teacher at The Mystic Arts Center. I have exhibited my work in solo and group shows in California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Arizona, Missouri and Colorado. My work is in collections in the US and abroad.

Artist's Statement

Things I have seen, collected and remembered coalesce into idyllic settings. Much of my work is centered in the garden, whether it's a solitary figure surrounded by flowers in an interior that opens up to the outdoors, or it's figures together in a lush garden filled with blossoms, birds and animals. The work is both figurative and abstract.

In each painting the whole is most important. Shapes are softened and blurred, giving way to the sensation of light and color. Juxtaposed shapes evoke the rhythms of nature; such as in the rustling of leaves in the wind.

Objects and spaces emerge then fall away, if the pictorial space isn’t filling up with a balanced energy. It’s a spontaneous exercise in letting go and letting the painting have a life of its own.

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