beatrice hoffman

This artist accepts commissions

Mediums Used

Beatrice Hoffman a figurative sculptor, working in an expressive, contemporary style. She is widely exhibited in the Cotswold, Suffolk, Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, London, Amsterdam and Munich. Her sculptures aspire to simplify the figure in order to reveal the essence of a state of being or movement. Her heads are less concerned with portraiture, than with an archetypal experience.

Beauty to me is simplicity, clarity, concentration and a degree of abstraction. It must extend beyond decorative prettiness. Beauty is to be able to hold contradictions, tensions and ambivalence – it is a balance kept despite conflict.
I am fascinated by `strong form`. With both figurative and abstract sculptures, I search for a sense of fullness contrasted with negative shapes; sharp angles between surfaces, juxtaposed with smoothness.

I am influenced by C.G. Jung`s ideas of archetypes and equally by childhood memories of Sunday visits to a catholic church filled with Baroque carvings.I reconnect with the tradition of sculptures seen in places of worship, and work towards a spiritually potent image used in a secular context.
Themes on the interface of mythology, psychology and spirituality – mental states, relationships, human identity, maternal love, and solitude are universal experiences that influence my artwork.

I hope to enable engagement and contemplation: for the viewer to find reflected in my sculptures a feeling, experience or preoccupation, and through this empathy, solace, and understanding derive some healing.

Sculptures by beatrice hoffman



Beatrice Hoffman studied in Norwich for a BA Sculpture Fine Art Degree (1989) and in St. Albans for a post-graduate degree in art theraph (1990). She has undertaken numerous private commissions and one public commission for Norwich City Council 1991.

Teaching Experience
Since 1990 I teach in (art) colleges, schools (mainstream and special), day centres, galleries and run courses from my studio for adults and children. Since 2015 I run "Sculpture Workshops Oxford" with several well attended classes a week