Duncan Hopkins lives and works close to the North Devon and Cornwall coast. His drawings and paintings are carefully observed and improvised studies of the sea, coastline and rural landscapes throughout the south west.
He is particularly interested the evocation of atmosphere and sensation, and the topographical and structural qualities of natural features and phenomena.
He is currently researching and developing drawing and painting methods based on historical practices, and works with oils, charcoal, graphite and silverpoint.
He has over 35 years experience in the Arts, working in fine art, digital design, and community art projects. His other interests include gardening and wandering around aimlessly.
This website is a selected collection of his artwork from the last few years, as this particular body of work is reflective of his current practice. There is a small archive section showing selected paintings from 1992 – 2014.
2011, MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice, University College Falmouth, Cornwall.
– Painting, installation, film, sound and digital media. Performative, solo, relational and collaborative projects. Exhibition design. Theoretical contexts.
2003, HNC Multimedia & Graphic Design, Strode College, Street, Somerset.
– Graphic design, digital design (web, image, photographic, moving). Collaborative commercial film projects. Computer building, coding (html, css). Semiotics. Fine art.
1991, BA Graphic Design, Faculty of Art & Design, Bristol Polytechnic, Somerset.
– Graphic design, pre-computer hand designed & constructed processes, technical drawing, photography, print, illustration, fine art. Historical and theoretical contexts.
Awards, Prizes + Shorlists
Longlist: Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018
Longlist: Royal Society of Marine Artists Open 2015
Shortlist: The Plough Open Drawing Competition 2014
Longlist: Royal Society of Marine Artists Open 2014
Longlist: The Threadneedle Prize 2014
Shortlist: Evolver Prize 2014
3rd Prize: Plough Drawing Competition 2013
Shortlist: Door Prize For Painting 2012
Works held in Private Collections in UK, Europe, Canada & USA.
Exhibitions: 1988 – Present / Future
Assorted Group and Solo exhibitions in Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and London.
The Bay View Inn, Widemouth Bay, Bude, North Cornwall EX23 0AW
17 May – 4 July: WHOBIDARTS Summer Exhibition, The Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Rd., Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
Dec 2020 – Jan 2021: A Solo Show Xmas Exhibition at The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LG
May – June: The Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society Summer Exhibition, The Burton Gallery, Bideford, Devon
22 June – 11 July: BETWEEN FORM AND PHENOMENA: A Solo Show at The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LG
27 March – 25 June: ‘COAST’ (Art For Life), Musgrove Gallery, Musgrove Park Hospital, Parkfield Drive, Taunton, Somerset TA1 5DA (Group Show)
17 Nov – 23 Dec: Friends of The Burton Annual Christmas Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Kingsley Road, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QQ
Sept 2018: Westward Ho! & Bideford Arts Society Summer Exhibition, Burton Museum and Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon
20 July – 7 Sept 2018: COAST (Group Exhibition), White Moose Gallery, Moose Hall, Trinity Street, Barnstaple EX32 8HX
08 Jan – 17 Feb 2018: WAVE / PARTICLE (Solo exhibition), The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ
27 May – 1 July 2017: Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society Summer Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon
2 – 24 October 2015: The Plough Arts Centre Open Drawing Competition 2015, Great Torrington, North Devon
24 June – 1 Aug 2015: Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society Summer Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, Devon
Longlisted: The Royal Society of Marine Artists Open 2014, Mall Galleries, London
Longlisted: The Threadneedle Prize 2014, Mall Galleries, London
3 – 25 October: The Plough Open Drawing Competition, Plough Arts Centre, 9 – 11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ
12, 19 + 26 July: Art Trek Pop-Up Gallery
3 July – 31 Aug: North Devon Arts Summer Show, The Stables, Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, Barnstaple EX31 4EX
6 July – 9 Aug: Evolver Prize 2014, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Street, Somerset BA16 0YD
14 June – 13 July: The Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society 92nd Annual Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford, Devon.
29 April – 01 June: Solo Show, The Cafe, Plough Arts Centre, Torrington, Devon
18.01.2014 – 01.03.2014: Twelfth North Devon Open Art Show 2014
Oct 4-15: The Plough Open Drawing Competition 2013 (3rd Prize Winner), Plough Arts Centre, torrington, Devon
‘A Portrait Of Bideford’, DCAC Gallery, Manteo, North Carolina, US.
Art Trek Open Studios, North Devon, July 2013
Bideford Bay Creatives’ Culture Show, Bideford Library, Devon.
Limbo, Truro, Cornwall. (group show, 03-04.2013)
Bucca Gallery, Newlyn, Cornwall (group show)
Launch Collective, The Crypt Gallery, Norway Square, St. Ives, Cornwall. TR26 1NA (group show)
‘In The Dark Times’, CMR Gallery, Redruth, Cornwall
‘4 weeks 33 hours Finale’, CMR, Redruth, Cornwall
LETH Office, Newlyn, Cornwall
‘New Visions: contemporary painting in uncertain worlds’, CMR, Redruth, Cornwall
TR-FIFTEEN, Group show, CMR, Redruth, Cornwall
if not now when, CMR, Royal Circus Buildings, Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 2BT
The Door Prize for Painting, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
The Cafe, Truro Arts / Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR12SJ
‘Arts And Crafts For Winter’ mixed show, Mounts Bay Contemporary, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4HL
PZ Gallery Winter Show, 7 Coinagehall Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4AY.
‘New This Week Collection’, Saatchi Online
St. Ives Society of Artists Christmas Open, Crypt Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1NA
Paintings at The Courtyard Deli, 2 Bells Court, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3AZ
Christmas Market, The Fish Factory Art Space, Falmouth, Cornwall
NOSTALGIA, Camden Collective Gallery, 37 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE
‘Art Of The Day’, Saatchi Online, Facebook
CAZ SE3-DA 2011 Video Screenings, CAZ project space, The Basement, The Exchange, Princes Street, Penzance, Cornwall
MA Fine Art: Contemporary Practice Show, Lamorva House, Woodlane Campus, University College Falmouth, Cornwall
INFINITY LANDSCAPES: CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW, The Poly, 24 Church St., Falmouth, TR11 3EG
‘Carry On Up The Passage’, Group Interim exhibition, Photography dept., UCF, Falmouth, Cornwall
Art Fair, W.I.Hall, Webber St., Falmouth, Cornwall – 10am-6pm
Culture Show (Bideford Bay Creatives), Orchard Hill Hotel, Bideford, North Devon
Appledore Gallery, 31 Bude Street, Appledore,Bideford EX39 1PS
Square Picture Show, The Stables, Broomhill Art Hotel & Sculpture Gardens, N. Devon
BBC Exhibition, Workshops & Art Raffle, Potwalloping Festival, Westward Ho!, North Devon
Arts In The Market, Great Torrington Pannier Market
Window display, Glover Stanbury & Co., Bideford, Devon
UPSTREAM, Southcombe Farm, Shebbear, N. Devon EX21 5RF
NEW YEAR NEW WORK, Broomhill Art Hotel & Sculpture Gardens, N.Devon
Artrageous!, Lacey’s, Cafecino’s & Froot Loop, Bideford
Christmas Exhibition, Southcombe Farm, Shebbear, N. Devon EX21 5RF
Culture Show, Energy Bar & Lacey’s, Bideford
Westward Ho! & Bideford Art Society Summer Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford
ART TREK, North Devon
SQUARE PICTURE SHOW, The Stables, Broomhill Art Hotel & Sculpture Gardens, N. Devon
New Year New Work, Broomhill Art Hotel & Sculpture Gardens, N. Devon
Christmas Exhibition 2008, Southcombe Farm, Shebbear, N. Devon EX21 5RF
Square Picture Show, Broomhill Art Hotel & Sculpture Gardens, Muddiford, Barnstaple, N. Devon
‘Appledore Visual Arts Festival’ Show, Market Street, Appledore, N. Devon
Spring Exhibition 2008, The Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, N.Devon
‘Discovery Day’ Exhibition, Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly, N. Devon
New Year New Work 2008, Broomhill Art Hotel & Sculpture Gardens, Muddiford, Barnstaple, N. Devon
6th North Devon Open Art Show, The Museum of Barnstaple & North Devon, N. Devon
Christmas Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford, N. Devon
NDA Group Show, Trelawney Garden Centre, Ashford, N. Devon
Summer Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford, N. Devon
Goddess Conference Exhibition, Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury, Somerset
HNC Multimedia & Graphic Design ‘End Of Year Show’, Strode College, Church St., Somerset
Shapeshift (SOLO), Spiral Cafe, High St., Glastonbury, Somerset
Souled Out (Gallery), St. John’s Walk, Glastonbury, Somerset
Isle Of Glass Artists’ Collective Summer Exhibition, St. George’s Room, Glastonbury, Somerset
Group Show, Café Galatea, High St., Glastonbury, Somerset
Isle Of Glass Artists’ Collective Summer Exhibition, Georges Room, Glastonbury, Somerset
Group show, Glastonbury Library, Glastonbury, Somerset
Isle Of Glass Artists’ Collective Winter Solstice Exhibition, Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury, Somerset
‘Art On The Levels’, Exhibition, Peat Moors Visitor Centre, Westhay, Glastonbury, Somerset
‘A Western View’, Mountshannon, S. Ireland
‘Together Apart’, Mountbatten Gallery, Portsmouth, Hants
The Association Of Illustrators Gallery, London (BA Group show)
BA Graphic Design ‘End Of Year’ Show, Faculty of Art & Design, Bower Ashton, Bristol Polytechnic
12 Photographs, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, Somerset