Wildlife in Watercolour

The Devon Artist

About the Artist – Paul Hopkinson

Paul Hopkinson, The Devon Artist

Hi 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 eleven. 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 now paint as a full-time artist and have over 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.  If you would like to see some of my wildlife videos, I now have a dedicated YouTube channel for them.

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.

My focus these days is on the teaching of my style and techniques.  As such I do this through my Patreon online school, written PDFs and YouTube.  I add two new tutorials to my school every month.  These vary in length, with main projects anything up to 6 hours and shorter ones sometimes less than an hour.  The shorter tutorials are usually a study or something that can be added as an extra to a wildlife painting.  There is already a substantial back catalogue of over 160 tutorials.  What’s more, members have 24/7 access and can watch them as often as they like.  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.5

As any artist, I do have my favourite art supplies.  Should you be interested in the materials I use, you can find some of them by clicking on the nice picture!

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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 The Devon Artist, Paul Hopkinson or Paul for short 😉

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