Hello there! So you want to read a bit about me, The Devon Artist, Paul Hopkinson. Well here you go…
I started drawing when I was knee high to a grasshopper but I 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 used to venture into the Derbyshire countryside with canvases and easels, indeed that is where it all began!
For many years I have undertaken watercolour, oil, acrylic and graphite commissions and have painted portraits, landscapes and also animals. Below you will see a few of my favourite pet paintings. It is always such an honour and privilege to be asked to paint someone’s beloved animal.
I love to paint wildlife
I now paint as a full time artist and have nearly 40 years of experience. It is great to be able to say that I love every minute of my work. However, 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. Indeed, when I’m not painting wildlife I like looking for and watching animals, birds and insects in the natural environment.
Therefore, when I am asked what would be my preferred subject, I would say without a doubt wildlife! I love trying to get the life within the eyes of my finely detailed realistic paintings.
Learn how to paint with me
My focus these days is on the teaching of my style and techniques. As such I do this through written PDFs, YouTube , Vimeo and Patreon. Basically Patreon is like an online school. As such 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 have now built into a substantial back catalogue. What’s more, members have 24/7 access to these tutorials. I really do feel that I have found my niche. Certainly I absolutely love teaching others. In addition I find it really rewarding 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!