Trading Press Camera For Paint And Canvas: An Artist's Perspective

Jan 26, 2018

Street scenes, including cafes and outdoor dining, are among Hoffman's favorite painting subjects.
Credit Courtesy/Sam Hoffman

After nearly 30 years as a photojournalist, Fort Wayne artist, Sam Hoffman, put down his camera, picked up a paintbrush, and began a 2nd career "on canvas."

He attributes his "eye for a picture," as well as his distinctive painting style, to years spent as Photographer's Mate in the US Navy, and later, as staff photographer for the Journal Gazette.

To focus in on the results of this transition, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Hoffman into the studio to discuss how his photography background influences his painting style, and drives his current perspective.

You can learn more about Sam Hoffman, and his paintings at his Still Water Fine Art website.