ARTmonday: Grace Hopkins

Grace Hopkins is one of many New England artists whose abstract artwork defies expected New England standards. Hopkins  grew up in NYC and is now based in Portland, Maine, with her artist husband and sweet little girl Gigi. Grace shows her work in galleries all over the Northeast. I discovered her work in Cape Cod. Her father, artist Budd Hopkins, is a longtime friend of my in-laws. (I’ll do a post on Budd at some point too.)

Hopkins characterizes her work as abstract photo-paintings. I have included a sampling of her photos from 2005 to the present , so you can its progression. This is how she describes the evolution: ” In the past few years I have been getting closer to my subject matter and minimizing the number of objects in my pictures, essentially zeroing in on what really interests me and excluding everything else.”

2009 South Beach

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2009 Europe

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2008 Michigan

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2008 Maine

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2008 Las Vegas

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2007 Belize

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2006 St. Maarten

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2006 Curacao

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2005 California

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  1. What wonderful color – so saturated. I could see these used as very large pieces in a room.

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