The Trenholm Artists Guild (known locally as TAG) is located in Columbia, South Carolina. Members include but are not limited to amateur and professional artists who work in watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastel, sculpture, fiber, and
photography. Residents of the Greater Columbia area over 18 years of age are invited to join. Meetings are held at the RCRC Adult Activity Center, 7494 Parklane, Columbia, SC (Click here for Directions) on the 2nd Monday of each month except June, July and August. Visitors are invited to attend our meetings.
Mary L. Hoffman: Life. That moment in time Featured Speaker May 11,
Since the age of three, Mary L. Hoffman has been drawing and painting and knew without a doubt that when she grew up she’d be a professional artist. After graduating
from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 1989, portraiture dominated Mary's career. Her well-known portrait clients include the University of Dayton, actress and model Andie MacDowell, and NHL hockey legend Mark
The decision to open an original, homemade ice cream and coffee shop named “The Charleston Ice Cream Factory” brought Mary and her husband to Charleston, SC where Mary continued to teach art classes at The Gibbes Studio – the classroom affiliate to the Gibbes Museum of Art in downtown Charleston.
In 2005 new life breathed into her artistic abilities after she attended her first ‘Plein Air’ landscape painting workshop. Soon, her ‘Plein Air’ addiction began, and she quickly became a part of a small painting group known as “The Sullivan’s Island Plein Air Painters.”
Mary opened a new door when Mary began to explore prophetic painting, and she has created a limited edition Giclee series of “The Spirit of Courageous.”
Today, Mary enjoys combining her love of the portrait and figure with painting Plein Air landscapes. She travels to paint and attend workshops and ‘Plein Air’ paint-outs all over the Eastern United States.
Mary currently resides with her husband and two children in Summerville, South Carolina.
North, South, East, West by Mary Hoffman
Oil on Canvas
24 x 30
TAG artists gather every Wednesday at Forest Lake Park to paint and exchange ideas. Click here to see pictures. Bring your lunch and your latest project. Hours: 10 am until around 2 pm. While our formal meetings take place September - May, the Wednesday "studio" takes place every Wednesday including the summer months. Y'all come!