Bridget Hoff was born and raised in Laguna Beach California. Her father
was a gold smith and her environment growing up was her fathers Jewelry
store, so from a very young age art was a part of her life. At the age of 24
Bridget started her own brick and morter picture framing business and made her art work
at night in her studio at home. In 1993 she sold the business and has
been making her living off of her art.
Her inspiration is from nature and a lot of her work she says is intuitive, "I feel like I'm the conduit and the work just comes through me". "Paper in the beginning was my passion; I love the textures, colors and pattern and paper was the perfect medium for these things. Now I have moved on to found objects and things from nature and jewelry" Bridget has also been a wood worker in the past.
Bridget’s newest passion is jewelry. With her back ground being a “jeweler’s” daughter and her love for design, texture and a mind that needs to keep creating something new, jewelry was an obvious path. She has never been formally taught, and all her techniques are ones she has developed herself. As of present, Bridget has shown in about 75+ galleries across the country. She has published a book called Paper Quilting, been in many magazine articles and has been invited to be on HGTV. Bridget currently resides in Laguna Niguel,California.