Laura Hopkins paints expressive, atmospheric landscapes in oil. The ephemeral light of twilight, dawn, and evening, particularly in autumn and winter, serve as favorite motifs.
Although Laura creates much of her work in the studio from memory and imagination, her painting process remains rooted in time spent outdoors drawing, painting, and taking photographs, as well as closely observing and appreciating the beauty of the natural world. These studies, drawings, and photos serve as a creative wellspring. Her intuitive, gestural approach leads to paintings that can vary from closely representative of a specific place to boldly imagined from an abstract start.