About the artist

A mix of large abstract mixed media paintings and smaller prints, collages, cards inspired by the sea and my love of swimming.

Personal Statement

I studied art foundation in Brighton, followed by a gap year before
university which turned into a gap decade before having children. I traveled the
world and worked in the charity sector. After having my first child I picked up my
paint brushes again. A friend bought my first painting while it was still drying. I
continued to experiment with mixed media and discovered my love of abstract,
colour and gold leaf. I have exhibited my work across Sussex,
Hampshire and London including the Ox Contemporary, Pallant House Gallery,
Brick Lane Gallery and Do Not Obstruct in Brighton.
I also sell my work in many shops and galleries around the south coast.
My work is playful and experimental. I am not afraid of colour and texture and I
instinctively understand composition, line, colour, texture and form. My painting
process is intuitive, I spontaneously explore mark making and use gold leaf in a
subtle enough way to lift the composition. My work constantly changes; it’s an
ongoing exploration of joy, fearlessness and fun. I immerse myself in the
process and there’s a piece of me in every painting.

  • Bec Hopkins
  • Studio Information

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    Studio Address

    10 Clovelly Road, Southbourne, PO10 8PD

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    Studio Telephone

  • Studio Access

    Wheelchair Access


    Bank Holiday


  • Directions

    You can access Clovelly Road from Manor Road or Park Road in Southbourne. There is plenty of on street parking.

Bec Hopkins

10 Clovelly Road, Southbourne, PO10 8PD

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