Paul Hopkinson

I started drawing when I was knee high to a grasshopper but didn’t pick up my first brush until the age of twelve. This was when I first started to paint in oils with my Uncle, Peter Hopkinson who is a fantastic artist. We ventured into the Derbyshire countryside with canvases and easels, and that is where it all began!
For many years I have undertaken watercolour, oil, acrylic and graphite commissions and have painted portraits, landscapes and animals.

I now paint as a full time artist and have nearly 40 years of experience.  I love every minute of my work, though the time always seem to go too quickly when I paint!
I live in North Devon and spend many weekends out and about in the local countryside.  So when I’m not painting wildlife I like looking for and watching it in the natural environment.
When I am asked what would be my preferred subject I would say without a doubt birds and animals! I love trying to get the life within the eyes in my finely detailed realistic paintings.

My focus these days is on the teaching of my style and techniques and I do this through written PDFs, YouTube, Vimeo and Patreon.  I like to call Patreon my ‘online school’!  It is a subscription based platform with new content and tutorials being added all the time.  I create and edit videos of my painting projects, these are building into a substantial back catalogue which you get complete access to as a member.  I really do feel that I have found my niche, I absolutely love teaching others and love even more to see the progress people make as they work on the projects.  My paint brushes are still very rarely dry, I am still painting but I also spend a lot of time video editing!

As any artist, I do have my favourite products and I tend to like being surrounded by familiar painting supplies and equipment.  Should you be interested in the materials I use you can find some of them by clicking on the nice picture!

Why not come and join me on my Patreon page and let me teach you my method of painting!

Do feel free to email me or send me a message using my Contact Form, I would love to hear from you.
Don’t forget…..keep them brushes wet!
Regards Paul 🙂