"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint."
- Edward Hopper
Sally Moluf Hoss was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. At the university, she enjoyed printmaking, drawing, and painting. Her thesis artwork is a collection of large colored ink drawings. After her thesis exhibit, she explored drawing with colored pencils and other drawing materials. A few years later, she was diving into painting. Today, her primary media of choice is acrylic paint on panel or canvas. Forms and shapes from nature inspire her abstract painting style.
I paint abstracted natural images that I best describe as biomorphic mindscapes.
By term biomorphic, I mean that I create using shapes that visually suggest animals, plants, organisms, and landscapes. These shapes combine to form a representation of an intangible subject. By the term mindscape, I refer to the intangible subject that is indicated in the art work title and series.
The intangible subjects are related to knowledge, change, growth, emotions, values, attitudes, and awareness. My most recent works revolve around the intangible subjects of peace, home, patience, wisdom.
— Sally Moluf Hoss