Wildlife Watercolour Artist
I started drawing when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, but didn’t pick up my first brush until the age of twelve. I 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 over 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, and teach on YouTube 'Devon Artist - Paul Hopkinson', Udemy, Patreon 'TheDevonArtist'.
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.
Keep those brushes wet,