Collection: Laura Hopkins

Laura Hopkins works in the tradition of the 19th century American Tonalists, painting moody, 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, taking photographs, 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 19th century American Tonalists and to study with contemporary painters. 
Laura is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the Art League, Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters, 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.