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Sarah Hanner Hopwood

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How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

As an artist I aspire to create original, emotive, and beautiful pieces of work to be cherished for years to come.

My landscapes are imaginary and inspired by the expansive terrain of the Scottish Highlands and the undulating valleys of South Wales, which is my heritage. My watercolour landscapes incorporate collage from books that have meaning to me, I often use these to inspire the names of my paintings, and I add marks using stitching and other materials.

I am drawn to the natural world as inspiration across all my work, which also includes British wildlife, loose floral watercolours, painted paper collage and colourful graphic style painting. Not only is the natural world my inspiration, but it also has provided me with comfort and grounding throughout my life, particularly during difficult times. I combine a contemporary approach honouring quiet elements of the earth, land and skies which existed long before us.

My work is uncomplicated and leaves minimal impact on the earth, and I offset the use of wood and paper by tree planting for every item sold with Tree Nation. There is no better designer than the natural world and my work is my tribute to it.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

I have been producing creative work for as long as I can remember, but it's only in recent years that I have returned to it with conviction. I enjoy the process and find it meditative, and the fact that people also love it and want it in their home is the most enormous honour. And it's a little addictive!

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I’m an artist inspired by the hills of Wales, the majestic Scottish Highlands and Islands, and the British weather. I paint imagined landscapes, seascapes and British wildlife in watercolour, and work with painted paper collage. I sell my work across the country.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

I work full time so for now there is no time for teaching, but one day!

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

I am totally self taught, with many experiments, trials (and failures!) along the way

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

I regularly exhibit across the country, events have included Art in Penallt, Oxfordshire Artweeks, Bucks Artweeks, Longwick Art Show, Crickhowell Open, Art in the Park Leamington, Otmoor Art Fair and Country Living Christmas Fairs.

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

My website has a selection of previous work, stockists, events and a link to my Etsy shop

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