artist - ed hofer


"I met Ed a few years ago when I was looking for artwork for my new veterinary office space.  I loved Ed's vibrant colors and engaging faces of animal subjects.  His art is a focal point of my practice reception area.  We have had many, many compliments on his artwork.  Recently we purchased some additional pieces for the working hub area of the practice.  Ed and his wife, Diana, have been so helpful and supportive."

                                   Dr. Ann Holshouser

                                   Riversong Veterinary Clinic

                                     Brevard, NC                           


"When I first saw one of your paintings at the Sylva Animal Hospital, I was taken aback by the way you captured the Dog's features and the infusion of color that made the portrait so unique, I couldn't wait to contact you and see if you could paint my Oakley.  I was so excited that you agreed to do the painting, and I was certainly not disappointed, I love it, you captured Oakley's sweet expression so well and gave me a work of art to display in my home.  I love all of my fur babies but Oakley is my "baby"."
S.G.- Bryson City, NC

GREY GHOST                                                       (PURCHASED FROM WEBSITE)

"We saw one of Ed's Weimaraner paintings at a gallery in Highlands and knew we'd have to have one.  We considered commissioning one of our dog, Nutmeg, but when we went online to contact Ed, we found Grey Ghost.  It perfectly captures both the way Meg looks and her personality.  If this hadn't been a perfect image of Meg -- even if we didn't have a Weimaraner -- this painting would have caught our eye because of its texture and technique.  It makes us smile every time we look at it."
C.J. & P.J. - Auburn, KS


"How overjoyed I am that I was brought to Ed Hofer.  My beautiful boy Gunner is a light in my life and Ed was able to bring him to life with his amazing talent.  After sending just a few photos of Gunner via email to Ed, Gunner started becoming real on canvas.  Within just a couple of weeks I was able to see the art that will forever hang in my home but more important, be in my heart.  I was excited to know that the painting was on its way, but there are no words to explain how I felt when seeing "Gunner"  for the first time!  Thank you so very much Ed for using your talent to give me such a precious gift! 
N.J. - DeRidder, LA


"Ed we love your painting of our Miss Maggie.  You captured her expression wonderfully.  The colors and texture are amazing.  We can't help but smile every time we look up at her picture.  You can almost hear her snort when you look at her.  Thanks you so much for this lovely addition to our home."
K.H. - Palm Harbor, FL





 "We could not be happier with our painting of Lucy.  It is a beautiful likeness of her that captures her true spirit on canvas.  In fact, we like it so much that we now own two of Ed's portraits of Lucy and just commissioned him to paint our son and daughter-in-law's dog.  Working with Ed was a delightful experience from beginning to end, ending with paintings that we will treasure for a lifetime."
M.A.B. - St. Petersburg, FL



"There are not enough words to express our gratitude for what Ed did for us. He captured our angel Logan's soul through his painting. I've worked with a lot of artists from the past. I have Never met an artist who can capture the soul of the dog like him. The work he puts into the painting of them and their eyes. There is a saying 'you can see a dog's soul through their eyes.' This is what Ed does. He has such an amazing gift and talent! This painting meant a lot to me and my husband after losing Logan to cancer. It was not only a precious gift to receive, but it helped us heal. We can't stop looking at it everyday. Ed, we can't thank you enough for this Gorgeous, amazing work of art! Your paintings touch everyone who sees them and owns one."

                                                                  M & M

                                                                  Trinity, FL


"I talked with about five other artists before I talked with Ed and I knew immediately that he was going to paint Kyia.  We lost our Kyia unexpectedly and wanted something to memorialize her. Being an animal lover and compassionate to my situation, he figured out the perfect plan for Kyia's painting.

He sent me the draft in about a week, and the final portrait in two weeks. He captured her perfectly and we could not be happier."
                                                        G. K. N.  - Waterloo, NY

The Artist Retains Copyright On All Artwork That Is Created.

COPYRIGHT:This art is protected under copyright laws and may not be reproduced in any manner without the artist's express written permission.


"Ed is an incredibly personable and talented guy! He was open to our feedback during the process of our commissioned artwork, and it resulted in 2 gorgeous pieces of modern art that completely capture the emotion and expression often shown on our dogs' faces.  We are very excited to show the paintings off to friends and family!"
C. & J. - Greenville, SC


"My dad LOVED the painting, it was beautiful !!!!!!!! Thank you so much." 
                                                              J.N. - Chattanooga, TN


"It is beautiful, I love it. Thank you so ever much....your artistic talent is awesome!!!!!!!"

                                                                                               J.N. - Chattanooga, TN


"I had the pleasure of working with Ed all the way from California.  I sent photos via e-mail and he provided me with recommendations and gathered the ideas of what I was looking for with my two dogs.  When he first sent over the initial sketches I was thrilled with the detail! I received the paintings shipped from across the country and they came wrapped extremely securely.  I opened them in amazement as Ed really captured the expressions of my dogs and used beautiful colors in doing so. The paintings of Maverick and Lincoln are spectacular and now hang on the largest wall in my new home.  We ALWAYS get compliments and truly couldn't be happier with them!!"
A.A. - Yorba Linda, CA

(RECEIVED AS A GIFT)                                                                                                 MAISY

"Chris and I just wanted to let you know that we absolutely love the painting of Maisy.  It's hanging right next to our bed and just looks fantastic.  Maisy sleeps under it every night.  In fact, the day we hung it, she sat on the bed and stared at it for a solid five minutes, so it's safe to say that she loves it as well."
C & C - Atlanta, GA


"Nothing means more to me than my black labrador, fondly referred to as my Big Black Man (BBM). Never in my wildest dream did I think I would possess such a magnificent piece of art of my most beloved constant companion. The expression in the face, the prominent snout, the quirky lower lip and unique tilt of his head - all sheer perfection. Ed captured the true essence of my BBM. It's powerful to the eye but even more so to the heart. Words cannot express the joy Ed's painting has brought to me and those who see it. I am so grateful - thank you Ed!"                                                                                                                                                             L.H. - Charlotte, NC