Shelley Hopkins

Artist Statement

This is my third series with a concentration on children. Like most of my paintings the thoughts and emotions are built up in layers. As in life many of us never see the layers of personal experience and past acts that culminate in who a person truly is. Many times the surface is a mask hiding those experiences, but the past continues to resonate and shape the present. Each layer of my paintings is its own. The final painting is a combination of emotions and experiences whether they are abstract or defined, ethereal or palpable. A small line or symbol that alone may have some transcendent meaning combines to the total idea. The “Children” series continue to grapple with family and circumstance and memories of emotion and looming adulthood.

"Flower Recipe"

mixed media on canvas

40" x 30"

"Oyster Gathering"

oil on canvas

24" x 24"

"Life Boat Pull"

oil on canvas

12" x 12"

"Red Leg Diver"

mixed media on canvas

18" x 36"

"Boat House"

mixed media on canvas

18" x 36"

"Red Bikini"

mixed media on canvas

40" x 30"

"Pomegranate Black Tea"

mixed media on canvas

14" x 14"

"Flowers For Dinner"

mixed media on canvas

20" x 20"

"Summer Went"

mixed media on canvas

18" x 24"

*SOLD*

"Bay View"

mixed media on canvas

24" x 30"

"Vinyl Face LP 016"

mixed media

12" x 12"

"Baby Cow"

mixed media on canvas

10" x 10"

"Vinyl Face LP 005"

mixed media

12" x 12"

"Vinyl Face LP 008"

mixed media

12" x 12"

"Vinyl Face LP 011"

mixed media

10" x 10"

"Vinyl Face LP 019"

mixed media

10" x 10"

"Vinyl Face LP 012"

mixed media

12" x 12"

"Vinyl Face LP 015"

mixed media

12" x 12"

Bennett Gallery

2104 Crestmoor Rd

Nashville TN 37215

615-297-3201