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Hodges Soileau

Nature's Glory

Nature's Glory

Early Morning Walk

Early Morning Walk

The Old Picket Fence - Hold

The Old Picket Fence - Hold

The Coastal Life

The Coastal Life

The Girls Under the Apple Tree

The Girls Under the Apple Tree

Silver Ballet Slippers

Silver Ballet Slippers

Before the Competition

Before the Competition

Waiting

Waiting

Hodges had a successful illustration career which lasted over twenty five years. His art graced the covers of more than three hundred book covers. He worked for most of the major publishing houses in New York. Hodges was a twenty three year member of the prestigious Society of Illustrators in New York. During this time, he received many citations of merit for work exhibited in annual shows. He was selected to do the painting for the twenty ninth calls for entries, and chaired the 35th Annual Exhibition.

After years of executing ideas and concepts of others, he now paints subjects that are of personal interest. He was a finalist in the 2001 and 2002 Artists Magazine Competition. He received an Award of Excellence in the 2004 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition and received an Award of Excellence in the 2006 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition. Hodges received a Certificate of Excellence award in the International Portrait Competition hosted by the Portrait Society of America in 2007. He was awarded Signature Membership status by Oil Painters of America in December, 2008. He also won first place in the category, Portraits of Women, in the Members showcase of the Portrait Society of America 2009. In 2011 and 2012, he was awarded First Place in Members showcase of the Portrait Society of America. He was awarded Signature Member status in the American Society of Marine Artists in 2010. He is also a member of The Portrait Society of America.

His work hangs in private collections as well as the United States Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard permanent collections. The permanent collection of Golf Digest Magazine includes several of his paintings.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Southwestern Louisiana

Memberships

  • Oil Painters of America-Signature Member-awarded 2008
  • American Society of Marine Artist- Signature Member-awarded 2010
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Plein Air Painters of the Southeast (PAP-SE)

Selected Honors and Shows

  • Selected Artist of the Month for October, 2016 by Artmatch4U
  • Oil Painters of American National Exhibit, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005
  • Best Signature Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America National Show, 2015
  • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show 2014
  • Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
  • First Place, Oil Painters of America Fall Online Showcase, 2011
  • Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery, Scottdale, Arizona, 2011
  • Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, 2011
  • First Place, Landscape with Figure Category, Portrait Society of America, members Showcase Competition, Honorable Mention, category/non Commissioned Portrait, 2011
  • Awarded Signature Status from the American Society of Marine Artists, 2010
  • First Place, Women category; Honorable Mention, Head and Shoulders Category, Portrait Society of America, Member Showcase Competition, 2009
  • First Place, Paint Paradise, Venice Art Center, 2009
  • Awarded Signature Membership Status from Oil Painters of America, 2008
  • Streams of Life, Whistle Pik Gallery, 2008
  • Merit Award, Paint Paradise, Venice Art Center 2008
  • Third Place Paint the Town, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2008
  • 6th National Art Exhibit, Charlotte County Art Guild, 2008
  • Invitational Minature Show, Whistle Pik Gallery, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000
  • Certificate of Excellence, International Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America, 2007
  • Boca Grande National Exhibit, Boca Grande Art Alliance, Boca Grande, Florida, 2007
  • Of the Sea, Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT
  • Second Place, Face and Figure Exhibit, Venice Art Center, 2007
  • Best in Show, Paint Paradise, Venice Art Center, 2006
  • Paint the Town, Alla Prima Fine Art, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2006
  • Figures Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, 2006
  • Members Spring Exhibit, Venice Art Center, 2006
  • Second Place, Face and Figure Exhibit, Venice Art Center, 2006
  • Award of Excellence, Paint the Town, Alla Prima Fine Art, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2005
  • Figurative Works, Cavelier Gallery, NYC, 2005
  • Contemporary Marine and Maritime Paintings, Cavalier Gallery, 2005
  • Third Place, Members Spring Exhibit, Venice Art Center, 2005
  • First Place, Members Autumn Exhibit, Venice Art Center, 2004
  • Best in Show, Face and Figure Exhibit, Venice Art Center, 2004
  • Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Show, 2004
  • Best in Show, Spring Exhibit, Venice Art Center, 2004
  • Images of New York City, Cavalier Gallery, 2004
  • Finalist, Artist Magazine, 2002, 2001
  • Nantucket Summer Show, Cavelier Gallery, 2002