Wade Hoefer (American)
Born 1951, Long Beach CA
Lives and works in Healdsburg, CA
Wade Hoefer’s infinitely tranquil landscapes maintain their familiar air, representative of the California landscapes surrounding his Northern California home. At the same time, his paintings extend beyond the boundaries of his environment and into the realm of his imagination. Scenes of lakes, valleys and expansive skies could easily be mistaken for Italy, France, or another rural countryside - shrouded in a misty haze of warm golds, soft greens and defining ochre browns.
Straying from the tradition of landscape painting, Hoefer has truly simplified his landscapes, omitting humans, or any apparent man made objects, and presenting nature in its most complementary serene state.
Wade Hoefer has come to be known through the years as an influential figure in the vast realm of Western landscape painting. He is represented throughout the U.S. in major museums and prominent collections.