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 opened her own picture framing business and made her art work at night in her studio at home. In 1993 she sold the business and has been solely making her living off of her art. Her inspiration is from nature and a lot of her work she says is intuitive, “it just comes through me”. “Paper has always been my passion; I love the textures, colors and pattern and paper is the perfect medium for these things.” Bridget has also been a wood worker in the past, but paper is really her true calling. She has never been formally taught, and all her techniques are ones she has developed herself. As of present, Bridget shows in about 50 galleries cross country and has published a book called Paper Quilting. Bridget currently resides in Laguna Niguel, California with her son and a bunch of animals! You can meet Bridget Hoff reach Bridget at her Laguna Beach studio at 949-246-2118 or online at www.fallingleavesstudio.com.