Art Love: Sky Hoyt

Today, I spent the day at High Point Market sourcing new items for current design projects.

In the fabulous Highland House showroom, they feature are from 

I was immediately taken with the piece below by Sky Hoyt.

It was stunning hanging above the reception desk. 

I am now smitten with Sky’s work. 


My work is informed by images around me: domestic, online, printed, outdoors, and of course other art- ists and art history. Images speak to me and transport me. My imagination is captivated by subjects such as gardens and their roots in folklore/mythology; the familiar painted subject of the seated woman; the arrangement of everyday objects; and style and decorating. I am constantly looking, evaluating the visual, and stepping back in an attempt to view my own work through the eyes of others.The method I use starts with a composite sketch in Photoshop, where I mix and match imagery from my own work and from the extensive library of decorative objects, places, interiors, figures and other artwork I have collected. I create a digital collage maquette as the first step of a painting, then laying down colors, shapes and patterns onto the actual canvas. I add painted areas of pattern and collaged textiles. As this process on canvas evolves, I frequently return a photo of the painting-in-process to Photoshop, to see what other visual possibilities exist. As the composition evolves, I begin thinking about the paint surface.My materials are acrylic on canvas with collaged media including textiles, rice paper and gold leaf. The textiles are a nod to my love of pattern and interest in interior design and fabrics. I also use Okawara rice paper with specially formulated polyurethane medium. The rice paper adds a watercolor-like quality to the paint surface and also creates complex layers. There is meaningful hands-on quality to the process of tearing, cutting pasting paper and fabric onto the surface. This becomes a fascinating dialogue with the digital process. I am interested in blurring the lines between digital, found, and traditional media. 


I was born in Panama and grew up in Bronxville New York and Stonington Connecticut. I graduated from Bennington College, and attended the MFA program at Colorado State. My work has been shown in galleries in Denver, Boston and Naples, and the Alexey Von Schlippe gallery at the University of Connecticut. Other affiliations include Academie de La Grande Chaumiere of Paris, The Art Students League of New York, New York Academy of Design, Anderson Ranch and Oxbow. I have taught at the Mystic Museum of Art and the Norman Rockwell Museum.

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  • April 25, 2023

    franki Parde

    What a gallery!! franki

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