Today Erica Hopper concentrates her paintings on oil media and textile design. It is clear one influenced the other by the rhythm and texture found in her paintings. 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 openness for imaginative completion. “I illustrate my media into fragments of shape symbolizing ideas of landscape figurative and nature’s essentials.” says the artist. Erica Hopper’s extensive travels have built her admiration and respect for ethnic origin and wildlife that have become a constant in her compositions. This consciousness along with imagination all comes together on canvas to tell a story. 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.

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