Laura Hopkins paints expressive, atmospheric landscapes in oil. Her work seeks to capture the enduring beauty of hill, field, stream and marsh, and the reflection of expansive skies in water. The golden moments of twilight, dawn, autumn, and winter serve as favorite motifs.
Although Laura creates much of her work in the studio, 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.
Laura is largely self-taught, having come to painting late in life. She continues to explore the work of the historic Tonalists and to study with contemporary painters.
Laura is a member of the Oil Painters of America, The American Impressionist Society, the Art League, the Loudoun Sketch Club, the Artists in Middleburg Gallery, and the Lyme Art Association. Her award-winning work has been featured in Elan Magazine and Middleburg Life.