Ariana Hoffman has been working in the field of the Decorative Arts for the past 20 years. What was considered genuine natural ability, curiosity and a form of expression has been turned into a full fledged decorative painting company. After graduating from Syracuse University in ’94 she began a seven year collaboration with a major nationwide furniture company redefining their antique and old world paint finishes. Thru that experience this self taught artist was able to begin her own solo chapter starting The Decorative Artist. That company has now evolved into A.H. & CO. Decorative Artisans - combining the talents of many additional artists, woodworkers, and fine finishers.
The privilege of traveling around the country for her art as well as developing the continued relationships with her local clientele give Ariana a well rounded view of what is happening in the world of Decorative Painting. Her one of a kind artistry can be seen in multiple national publications, commercial offices, show houses, boutiques and private homes.
Currently, her latest platform is the development of her custom abstract and dimensional canvas work. Buyers are able to design their own specialty art piece with choices of materials, colors, textures, styles and sizes for a one-of-a-kind, made to order commissions.
Highlights in the past year include the completion of a celestial motif, hand painted compass rose for the lobby floor of the MONTAUK YACHT CLUB. She has also partnered with SOVOS BRANDS foods and THE ARTIST FRAME GALLERY to develop an incredible grouping of brand driven artwork for their corporate offices. Pieces include an origami style kaleidoscope wheel for “RAO’s” brand, a dimensional sculpture wall hanging for “NOOSA” yoghurt and a soon to be created commission for their “MICHAEL ANGELO’S” line. In the Spring of 2019 Ariana completed a dimensional butterfly theme ceiling installation with Designer Julie Liepold for “GRACE’S HOUSE”- a charity supporting THE VALERIE FUND - fighting pediatric cancer. The 430 hand painted butterflies were attached to the ceiling and catch the air to give the illusion of flying in this interior garden room space. Once the showhouse comes to a close , the butterflies will be moving to their new home this fall with the Children’s Hospital of THE VALERIE FUND.
Ariana and her team value the necessity of the right color tone, finish choice and professional execution in every project. Custom concepts are developed for the client in order to obtain the highest level of artistry. The appreciation of this is seen by her discerning and varied clientele’s trust and consistent continued business. The artist client relationship is what inspires all of these great works of art.