Artwork of the Day: "In the Studio" by Erica Hopper
A beautiful way to start the week off: today’s Artwork of the Day is “In the Studio” by Erica Hopper. Erica is published by Blazing Editions, which will be exhibiting in Booth #509 at Artexpo New York 2010.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Erica studied graphic and industrial design at San Diego State University, and continued her art education at the University of The Americas in Puebla, Mexico. During the ’70s and ’80s she was a successful illustrator with many published works in national periodicals. Today, she concentrates on oil media and textile design.
Hopper’s paintings are compelling and abstractly interpretive. She creates delicately modulated surfaces with subtle imagery. Her color use is strong, yet positioned to create a quiet contemplation and colorful vivaciousness. While she develops figurative images with color washes and markings that are clearly defined, the edges leave an openness for imaginative completion. “I illustrate my media into fragments of shape symbolizing ideas of landscape figurative and nature’s essentials.” says the artist.
Hopper says her paintings are “metaphorical interpretations of nature and the stuff of dreams in which the viewer can envision the complete scene as the imagination takes over.”
Erica Hopper’s work is in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States, and is published by Blazing Editions nationally. Look for her work at Booth #509 this March at Artexpo!