Tina Druce-Hoffman is a professional illustrator, graphic designer and instructor. Because she believes that drawing from life outside of the studio sharpens artist’s skills, she is an enthusiastic En Plein Air Artist. When unable to enjoy the out-of-doors she paints florals and still lives as well as indulging in creating fantastical and whimsical illustrations. Currently, Tina is scratching the surface of dry-point etching and enjoying the results.
Her table top gaming illustration work includes the Collectable Card Games; The Wheel of Time™, 7th Sea Collectible Card Game™, Legend of the Five Rings Collectible Card Game, Warlord: Saga of the Storm and RIFTS™.
She also illustrated the book The Survival Guide for Working Moms published by Quill, the office supply company she designed at for over 11 years. She illustrated and composed the graphic design for Sylvia’s Story: The Chicago River Tragedy of the S.S. Eastland and Little Fido.
Her art has been featured numerous times by Artsnacks, a monthly art supply subscription service. She runs and curates her own Etsy store where you can find prints and jewelry. Fresh work is added weekly to her Instagram account, artbytinadh. Tina is well versed many art mediums and many crafts due to her insatiable curiosity but considers gouache her goto medium.
Skills: Gouache, watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, oil painting, drypoint etching, graphite, colored pencil, charcoal, polymer clay
She has been teaching at the Artbox in Saint Charles, IL since 2013.
Awards and Events
2019 Honorable Mention, Vicinity Art Show, Saint Charles, IL
2019 Plein Air Paint Out, McHenry, A Celebration of Wildflowers and Art, 2nd Place
Art in Nature 2017, Winner of both 2nd Place and People's Choice Award
Barrington's Art in the Park 2012, 1st Place in Show