Siân Hopkinson was born in Hertfordshire in 1967. She attended Wimbledon School of Art and graduated in 1989. In her final year she became deeply engaged with the genre of Still Life, in particular the Still Life paintings of Spain in the 17th Century where everyday humble objects become moving and miraculous. She took particular inspiration from the works Chardin, Velazquez, Manet and Morandi.
Shortly after graduating she was commissioned by Euphrosyne Doxiadis to provide 36 pen and ink drawings for her book The Mysterious Fayum Portraits – Faces From Ancient Egypt (London: Thames and Hudson, 1995). She was further commissioned by the author to produce studies from Fayum funerary portraits in the British Museum which Doxiadis used during her lecture tour to illustrate elements of ancient technique. The beauty found in the art of this period continues to influence her today.
Hopkinson exhibited her own work in and around London before finding representation with Rafael Valls in St. James’s Piccadilly. After three successful solo shows with the gallery, she moved to Panter and Hall, who continue to represent her today. Her work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Athens and Istanbul and has sold in both Europe and America.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.