Vernita Bridges Hoyt paints from her soul. She paints the essence of a subject with strokes of pure color in oil, pastel or watercolor. Holding a 1st professional degree B.Arch, Hoyt is drawn to include architectural elements in many of her paintings, but it is through her lifelike portraits of children that she has been awarded recognition by the Northwest Houston Art League and the Tomball Art League, Texas.
Vernita has exhibited artworks at the Chisholm Trail Art Museum in Duncan, Oklahoma; the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas; the Da Vinci Artists Gallery in Tomball, Texas; the Garden of the Dragonfly Gallery and Texas Sauce Studio Gallery in Old Town Spring, Texas, as well as online venues including the Daily Painters Art Gallery, Art Helping Animals, Artists of Texas, Daily Painters of Texas, Chisholm Trail Art, Artcolony, and her personal blog Texas Sauce Art Life. Vernita is a signature member of AOT, Artists of Texas. She has participated in fine art exhibits sponsored by the American Institute of Architects.
V. Bridges Hoyt paintings are in collections throughout the USA, Canada, Australia and the British Isles.
"Art making has been the one constant through all my years of business, real estate, architectural design and the personal ups and downs of living. I find my joy in the creative process whether designing a building or creating a painting. When my portraits of children began to win awards, I decided to use my paintings as a way to give back and began to support charities helping children and homeless pets. In 2006 I was juried into the original Daily Painters Art Gallery. The by-product of daily painting has been more finished paintings, increased donations to charity, and continual improvement of my style and techniques.
"Born to be an artist, I find joy in the art and design process. A 5th generation native Texan, I am deeply entwined in the land and lore. As I paint the sauce of Texas, I create an art collage of my life.