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Artist John Michael Kilcoyne


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John Michael Kilcoyne Hoffman embraces the science of pentimenti drawing, and a bona fide color and textured painting process in The Impressionism Style, honing in on uniquely American Scenes.  An advocate of "le juste mileieu" (the right moment) Kilcoyne utilizes the swift sketch to capture pivotal moments, honing in on uniquely American Scenes.  An advocate of "le juste mileieu" (the right moment) Kilcoyne utilizes the swift sketch to capture pivotal moments.A conjunction of circumstances and events may be credited with shaping Kilcoyne's efforts to repatriate his artistic identity, not the least of which were his inherent aesthetic restlessness, design background and openness to experimentation. Vigor, vitality, texture describe the amalgamations that has led to Kilcoyne's expression of our sovereign, human trials.
John M. Kilcoyne Hoffman lives in Southern California and was raised in Cincinnati, OH and Charleston, SC. Kilcoyne Hoffmanstudied early on at the Cincinnati Art Academy, Ms. Flugemann's Art School and The University of Cincinnati.  Kilcoyne Hoffman graduated from St. Xavier High School and then earned his undergraduate degree at (The Ohio State University) in Industrial Design.  Following undergrad, Kilcoyne lived and studied Design coupled with Fine Arts in Chicago ( The School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Dallas (The Dallas Art Academy and Southern Methodist University)),  Michigan (Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and College For Creative Studies, Detroit), and Catholic University (Washington, DC). Back in 1997 John left Chicago and headed to Orange County, CA.  While living in Southern California, Kilcoyne Hoffman was in  a body surfing accident which nearly left him paralyzed- a broken cv6 and cv7. With many trips to the Irvine Museum and a year long Halo recovery, Kilcoyne embraced a renewed drive and commitment toward creating. Kilcoyne states with unshakeable confidence, "It is my goal to paint light out of darkness, that is my mission. Light [...]

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