Thanks shawnee...I'll consider other options at some point, I'm sure! :-)
This guy was working at MN Harvest Show as recently as 5 or 6 years ago. I had him do my A/O horse back in '80 or '81, as a gift for my parents. My mother wanted to have a "twin" portrait of my current horse done for my 50th birthday. She says she can't read the signature on the portrait...I'm sure I'd be able to decipher it, but they are not in the same town.
Yes, Roger Hoff is who you are thinking of. He is indeed still working as of last year's Minnesota Harvest show. I was happy to see him, as I need to get a portrait of one of my ponies. The two that he did for me years ago still look as beautiful as ever.
And thankfully I grabbed one of his cards. Check your PMs for his contact info...
I have 4 by Rog... and he has sold maybe 20 within our barn. He does excellent work! He has done two dogs and two horses for me - and either the end of this year or early next I'm going to do something with all the corgis and I need to do one of the new lab in a year or two when he is really grown up
I would also love to have the contact info for Roger Hoff. I have one of his portraits of my horse that enjoys a great place of pride in my house. We need more. Can you PM me his contact info. Much appreciated.