ALAN HOPWOOD visual artist

ALAN HOPWOOD - CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTIST

As a contemporary artist, I work using many different techniques and media, often utilising these within a single image. I use Landscape and abstract images to visualise human states of mind

The images shown on this website are digital artworks and are large files that can be printed to order at high quality. Each image is priced and sized but other sizes are available on your request, simply email me your sizes and which image.

 

New website look

I have re-designed my website to show a bit more about what I do and where I create work, so it contains more studio images etc.

main backdrop 1.jpg

As my work uses many types of media in its production, I switch from hands on painting and image making, to photography and also digital manipulation. images are required to be re-sized at high resolution and also colour checked for printing. for final colour checks, I view each image on a calibrated screen at the printers workshop. 

Being creative with limited resources

I have been in hospital for a few weeks now and as I have limited space and materials, let alone the fact that they freak if I make a mess, I have managed to be creative and do some basic printmaking images and then work into them using Photoshop on my laptop. Here is an image that began with drawings of a tree stump, blown over in the strong winds.

abstract tree trunk 1 2014            https://alan-hopwood-679e.squarespace.com/

 

using wet tissue onto the ink drawing, allowed me to print across onto another page, as well as lift the tissue off to create its own print. here is another.




poster section on my website

I have added an new page onto my website with some cool images that didn't fit into my normal artwork, but which I thought would make cool poster images. To keep the costs down these will be printed onto photo paper, which is still good quality and which still uses the Giclée light fast inks.

I have used photographs of my own, some of graffiti, or of retro objects, and manipulated them into designs that are dynamic and suitable for a wider audience or less permanent display.

here are a couple of examples.

Other images include Cuban Havana signs, more graffiti and some retro Beano covers.

take a look and let me know what you think.

www.alanhopwood.com

SKETCHBOOK FOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING

I AM WORKING ON A NEW LANDSCAPE PAINTING, AT THE MOMENT I AM TRYING TO DEVELOP AND DECIDE ON A COMPOSITION. HERE ARE SOME SKETCH BOOK IDEAS.

Rudyard Kipling 'The Way Through the Woods' is an inspiration for a painting i want to do, this is, at the moment, an early sketch for it. but i need to consider colour and adding more interesting elements whilst keeping the balance right. you may wish to see the poem if so follow this link        http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/poems/the_way_through_the_woods.shtml  

Rudyard Kipling 'The Way Through the Woods' is an inspiration for a painting i want to do, this is, at the moment, an early sketch for it. but i need to consider colour and adding more interesting elements whilst keeping the balance right.

you may wish to see the poem if so follow this link       

http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/poems/the_way_through_the_woods.shtml

 

First Post 10th feb 2014

Hi. this is a new experience for me, I have just set up a website and this blog to go with it.

I intend to share this blog as a kind of on-line sketchbook, with images and ideas being shown and inviting feedback. I am sure I will learn as I go so please forgive me if it is a little basic to begin with. my main focus is my artwork, so this social networking part will always take second place.

I will try to respond to peoples comments and would love to see what you are doing with your art too, just not too many pencil sketches of bunnies or tattoo designs please, I would like to keep this at a more engaged level with some conceptual thoughts feeding into how you create work and develop your own visual language.

 

At the moment I am in hospital, so I have rather limited resources, but this can bring out some new techniques. this drawing uses coffee, newspapers and all sorts to give it colour, I had to draw with biro and the rough part of a match box to get any tone into it. luckily I have my laptop, so a few tweeks in Photoshop always help.

At the moment I am in hospital, so I have rather limited resources, but this can bring out some new techniques. this drawing uses coffee, newspapers and all sorts to give it colour, I had to draw with biro and the rough part of a match box to get any tone into it. luckily I have my laptop, so a few tweeks in Photoshop always help.

All images Copyright of the artist Alan Hopwood