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Patricia Hopkins

Art Style

In childhood Patricia developed a keen appreciation for the beauty and peace in nature, which she now tries to capture in her watercolor paintings. For each piece much preliminary work is involved. First, many hours are spent photographing scenes with interesting lighting and good composition. She then begins her drawing, which is like a sort of skeleton in that everything is accurately there that she wants to be in the finished painting. Each color is mixed with much care so that it is clean, works well with the rest of the palette, and is a planned decision. Her art style is representational or realistic.

Art Education

Pat’s education has been art-related whenever possible. During her senior year in boarding school, she was allowed to develop some creative skills. For her independent study she worked from photographs and drew pencil portraits, attempting to show the unique character in each face. Pat took art classes at Hollins College in Virginia and was encouraged when she won a first prize for a drawing in a Roanoke College art show. Back in Boston, she furthered her education at The Museum of Fine Arts and The Art Institute of Boston. She graduated from New England School of Art & Design with a special interest in illustration and design.

Art Experience

For about five years Pat worked in the commercial art world mainly as a mechanical artist. She was able to do some illustration work, the most challenging of which was a magazine cover. The companies for which ... view more »

More About the Artist

Themes in Work:

beauty in nature, nautical scenes, beach and ocean scenes, pastoral scenes, landscapes, and florals

Professional Affiliations:

Chatham Chamber of Commerce

Where Work is Displayed:

The Hopkins Gallery 2624 Main Street South Chatham, MA 02659. The gallery's summer hours are: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.


original watercolor paintings, watercolor giclee prints for sale, commission work, greeting cards

Fees / Price Range:

cards: $4 to $6; matted prints: $75 to $250; matted and framed watercolors: $200 to $700

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