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Jean Hopkins

 

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Gallery
First name
Jean
Last name
Hopkins
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Medium
Pencil/Ink/Pastel
Other Medium
Mixed media/collage
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Biography

I studied art at the Laguna Beach School of Art and Design .My instructors included Roger Kuntz and Roger Armstrong. I also studied fabric design and am certified as a Surface and Textile Designer. I have taken workshops from Bob Rohm, Robert Burridge, Cash Baxter, Diane McCleary and Helene Hemet. I have exhibited and sold my work in Northern California and the Coachella Valley.

February of 2011 my collage, “Winters Stream”was juried into the Ace 2011 Exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum, I won the exhibitors award and the work sold.

I taught art classes from 2001 to 2011 through the “Arts in Healthcare”program at Eisenhower Medical Center where I was Artist in Residence,working with patients on the units and at the Lucy Curci Cancer Center. I taught pastel ,mixed media and watercolor classes from March 2011 to June 2012 at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert.

Currently I am a exhibiting member of The Desert Art Center in Palm Springs where my pastels and collages are shown.

Artists statement

I have worked in all media, preferring oils. I recently switched to pastels. Using those wonderful sticks of pure color excites me and painting becomes an active adventure between the medium, the canvas, and myself.

My painting style was influenced by studying under Roger Kuntz, a member of the Laguna Beach Plein Air Group. I am drawn towards using strong directional interlocking shapes and shadows to enhance the composition and lead the viewers eye through the painting.

I’ve often said that the act of really looking, observing the shadows, the light, and their effects on the landscape enhances my experience of nature and enriches my life. I hope my paintings give the viewer a new way of seeing and a sense of wonder and appreciation of the beauty to be seen in the natural world.

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550 N. Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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