Audrey Hoffman

Audrey was born and raised on a dairy farm in Lancaster County,
Pennsylvania. After business school Audrey worked for several
companies all in a city atmosphere. When the lure of the west
became too great to resist, Audrey moved to Colorado for a new
adventure. Being no stranger to hard work or the outdoors she
took a job cooking for big game hunters in the remotest of tent
camps high in the Colorado Rockies. “Taking the pack horses
down the mountain alone for supplies once a week gave me
chance to be inspired by the solitary beauty of the wilderness and
a welcome shower at the base camp” says Audrey.

Audrey met her husband Karl, an artist in gold, fine art
photography, sculptor and painter living in northwest Colorado
and began accompanying him to artist receptions and the
different galleries that carried his work. “Audrey became at home
in the art world and her deep appreciation for all types of work
was refreshing” says Karl “she is at home on a horse in the
wilderness as well as a formal affair.”

The transition was inevitable; Audrey started designing jewelry in
her husband’s studio. A welcome addition, Audrey’s work brings a
subtle femininity with an air of independence to the studio. Her
latest ambition has been taking the desert landscape and painting it on glass.

When asked how two artists share the same studio Audrey
replies, “we love to take our horses for days into the wilderness, and
there team work is paramount, I guess that applies to everything
we do.

Coming full circle Audrey now owns and directs her own gallery along
with her husband Karl. While designing jewelry that is whimsical and
fun reflecting her true self and her love for the desert through jewelry
and her painted glass vases. Her newest collection of jewelry has
been different textures with silver, copper, brass, bronze and gold
filled that she has been apprenticing under her husband guidance.