Vernita Bridges Hoyt paints from her soul. She paints the essence of a subject with strokes of pure color. Holding a B.Arch. from the University of Houston College of Architecture, Hoyt is drawn to include architectural elements in many of her paintings, but it is for her lifelike portraits of children that she has been awarded recognition.
Vernita has exhibited paintings 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.
For over 50 years, I have been passionate about art and design.
As a child my first two oil paintings, an old house and a dog family, foretold my future in architecture and animal art. My journey followed a curvy path while I painted part time through marriage, motherhood, real estate brokerage, business management, and the study and practice of Architecture. In 2005 I came full circle back to studio art and daily painting and established myself as a professional artist.
I was a founding member of Art Helping Animals and was juried into the original Daily Painters Gallery in 2006. I am a co-founder of Artists of Texas. I hold memberships in American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, and I am a Signature member of Artists of Texas.
A fifth generation native Texan, I am deeply entwined in the land and lore as I paint the sauce of Texas™ and create a collage of my life. Finding joy in the process, I design ... I draw ... I paint."