Wildlife Artist - Jeffrey Hoff
Growing up in North Dakota, right in the central flyway of many different waterfowl species, has allowed Jeff to study firsthand the different habits and habitats of his favorite wildlife subjects.
In 1997, coaxed by a friend to enter his very first duck stamp competition, Jeff submitted a painting of a pair of hooded mergansers in the Nevada State Duck Stamp contest. His entry placed 5th out of 67 entries from across the country, inspiring him to pursue and develop his skills as an artist. With continued hard work, in 2002 he won the Nevada State Duck Stamp competition beating out 35 entries from across the nation with his painting of a pair of Cinnamon Teal. Since then, Jeff has won state duck stamp contests in Oklahoma, Ohio, Michigan and Iowa.
Besides waterfowl, other subjects that Jeff enjoys painting include songbirds, grizzly bear, moose, elk, bison, game birds, birds of prey and man’s best friend – dogs. Jeff`s medium of choice is acrylic, blending a touch of airbrush.
Jeff is represented by Bev`s Fine Art in Raleigh, NC and Art Licensing International in Manchester, VT.
Jeff’s love for wildlife and nature are the two driving forces that continue to inspire and push him to follow his passion to paint.
Awards & Accomplishments
- 2014 Michigan Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Print Winner
- 2014 Iowa Duck Stamp Contest Winner
- 2013 Iowa Ducks Unlimited Companion Print
- 2013 Northern Lights Boy Scouts Print of the Year
- 2010 Ohio Wetlands Habitat Stamp Winner
- 2009 Otter Tail Power Company 100th Anniversary Print
- 2007 Oklahoma Duck Stamp Winner
- 2007 Ohio Ducks Unlimited Sponsor print
- 2006 Northern Lights Boy Scouts Print of the Year
- 2006 North Dakota Duck`s Unlimited Print of the Year
- 2005 Northern Lights Boy Scouts Print of the Year
- 2005 North Dakota Duck`s Unlimited Print of the Year
- 2004 North Dakota Duck`s Unlimited Print of the Year
- 2004 Western Cooperative Credit Union Purchase Award – Rough Rider International Art Show
- 2002 Nevada Duck Stamp Contest Winner
- 2001 Artist of the Year for Northern Lights Council Boy Scouts
- 1999 North Dakota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year
- People’s Choice Award: 2014 Pekin Days Art Show
- People’s Choice Award: 2009 Pekin Days Art Show